- 1979-2000 (Creation)
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0.47m; 7 volumes
Name of creator
The Leader is Wagga's free weekly community newspaper. Published every Wednesday, it is distributed to residences in the city of Wagga Wagga. The paper, which was launched in May 1979, continues to be the main source of community news for Wagga's residents and is widely support by local business communities. In May 2004, it celebrated its 25th anniversary. The award-winning newspaper is one of the largest free weekly community newspapers in southern NSW. It is a member of the Country Press Association and has had considerable success in Country Press awards over the years, winning awards for photography, feature writing, headline writing and advertising.
Name of creator
The entity that became Australian Community Media (ACM) began its existence as The Land in 1911. In subsequent decades, The Land acquired various other community newspapers and the resulting media company was renamed Rural Press Limited in 1981.
On 6 December 2006 it was announced that Rural Press Limited and John Fairfax Holdings would merge to form a new company estimated in value at $12 billion. The merger with Fairfax was completed on 8 May 2007. Papers from Rural Press were published under the Fairfax Regional Media brand, which later became Australian Community Media. Fairfax Media merged with Nine Entertainment in 2018 and Nine sold ACM to Catalano and Thorney in 2019.
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Scope and content
Bound volumes of "The Riverina Leader" newspaper (1979 -2000).
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Conditions governing access
OPEN to public access.
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