Collection 2973 - The Riverina Express, Wagga Wagga

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RW 2973

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The Riverina Express, Wagga Wagga

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  • 1958-1961 (Creation)

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0.08m; 2 volumes

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(1958-1963)

Biographical history

The first issue of the Riverina Express was published on 2 April 1958 by David E Gyger (editor) and Edwin Cross (advertising manager). The business address was 48 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga. The first issues were printed by the Oxford Printery at 32 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga. (1)
The newspaper was sold around an area stretching from Temora in the north to as far south as Holbrook. It was mostly a weekly newspaper, changing to bi-weekly from April 1962 to July 1963. The final issue of the Riverina Express was published on 20 September 1963. (2)
The paper would have had a number of journalists in addition to its editor however only one is known at this stage. Frank Moorhouse was a regular journalist for the Riverina Express from July 1957 until he and his wife, Wendy, took over the Lockhart Review in January 1960. (3)(4)

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(1) The Riverina Express, 2 April 1958.
(2) The Riverina Express, 20 September 1963.
(3) The Riverina Express, 3 December 1958.
(4) The Lockhart Review, 13 January 1960.

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Bound volumes of "The Riverina Express" newspaper (1958-1961).

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OPEN to public access.

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