Collection 3446 - The Area News, Griffith

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RW 3446


The Area News, Griffith


  • 1980s-2019 (Creation)

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5 type one boxes and 157 volumes

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(1923 -)

Biographical history

The Area News has been published continuously since 1923.

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(1911 -)

Biographical history

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 Area News" newspaper (1986-2019); 5 boxes of photographic prints from the 1980s and 1990s.


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The photographs in this collections are loosly sorted into sport and other categories. The majority are unidentified.

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OPEN to public access.

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Items in this collection are protected by copyright. Contact the Reference Archivist for more information.

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