Kimberley Echo

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Kimberley Echo is a Kununurra Kimberley, Western Australia based community newspaper.

It was founded in 1980 by James O'Kenny (born James Kenny) (died August 15, 2011 in Kununurra)[1][2][3][4][5] and Brian Cole It was a fortnightly paper from 1980 to 1993, and then became weekly in 1993[6][7] National Library and Battye Library holdings details show changes in publication[8][9]

The acquisition of the newspaper by The West Australian Newspapers in 2007 attracted ACCC interest[10] but no subsequent actions were followed.


  1. ^ Referred to in his obituaries as Gelignite Jim
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  4. ^ Nathan Dyer, 29 August 2011, The West Australian, page 37 The explosive life of Gelignite Jim
  5. ^ James O'Kenny - information about the founder of the Kimberley Echo and some history of the newspaper, Sunday times (Perth, W.A.), 18 Sept. 1988, p. 57
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  7. ^ Kimberley Echo - detailed history of the newspaper - in - Campaign brief, May 1996, p.42,
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  10. ^ ACCC inquiry

External links

  • Official website
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