Collection 3236 - The Riverina Leader, Wagga Wagga, AND The Southern Cross, Junee

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RW 3236


The Riverina Leader, Wagga Wagga, AND The Southern Cross, Junee


  • 2014-2015 (Creation)

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0.45m; 6 volumes

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(1911 -)

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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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(May 1979 -)

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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.

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(1884 -)

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The Junee Southern Cross is published every Thursday and serves the township of Junee, villages of Illabo, Bethungra, Junee Reefs and Old Junee. Junee is perhaps most widely known for its past and current association with the railways and continues to be an important rail centre for the region. The paper's editorial content is predominantly made up of community and sporting news.

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Bound volumes of "The Riverina Leader" newspaper (2014-2015) and "The Southern Cross" newspaper (2014-2015).


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OPEN to public access.

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