List of newspapers in Western Australia

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This is a list of newspapers published in Western Australia.

Major titles

Dates Masthead Distribution and frequency Remarks
1830 The Fremantle Journal and General Advertiser Fremantle; weekly Manuscript. Precise distribution dates unknown; the only extant issue is dated 27 February. Probably continued by The Western Australia Gazette and General Advertiser
1830 The Western Australia Gazette and General Advertiser Perth; weekly Manuscript. Precise distribution dates unknown; the only extant issues are dated 4 April, 1 June 1830 and 13 June 1830. Probably a continuation of The Fremantle Journal and General Advertiser
25 April – 25 June 1831 Fremantle Observer, Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal Fremantle; weekly Sometimes considered to have been continued under the masthead The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal.
19 February – 16 April 1831 The Western Australian Chronicle and Perth Gazette Perth Manuscript
1831 The Western Australian Perth Manuscript
1833 Western Australian Colonial News Perth Manuscript
1833 The Inquisitor Perth Manuscript
5 January 1833 – 15 February 1840; 7 March 1840 – 26 December 1847 The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal Perth; weekly on Saturday Not published between 15 February 1840 and 7 March 1840, because of the lack of a compositor; a one-page sheet called The Advertiser was published instead. From 1848 the masthead changed to The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News; survives today as The West Australian.
6 October 1836 – February 1838 Swan River Guardian Perth
5 August 1840 – 17 June 1855 The Inquirer: a Western Australian Journal of Politics and Literature Perth; weekly on Wednesday In 1855 merged with the Commercial News and Shipping Gazette to form The Inquirer & Commercial News
1 January 1844 – 1 May 1849 The Swan River News and Western Australian Chronicle Monthly Published in London, "the joint offspring of a party of gentlemen in Australia, and a few of its friends at home" with a view to publicising and promoting the colony to potential investors and emigrants.[1]
1 January 1848 – 30 September 1864 The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Weekly on Saturday Originated as a change of masthead of The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal; from October 1864 the masthead changed to The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times in recognition of the absorption of its short-lived competitor, The Western Australian Times.
15 February – 28 June 1855 Commercial News and Shipping Gazette Fremantle; weekly on Thursday In 1855 merged with The Inquirer to form The Inquirer & Commercial News
4 July 1855 – 11 February 1893; 4 January 1895 – 28 June 1901 The Inquirer & Commercial News Weekly on Wednesday until 21 March 1888; then bi-weekly on Wednesday and Friday until 10 February 1892; then bi-weekly on Wednesday and Saturday until 11 February 1893; then weekly on Friday. From 17 February 1893 to 28 December 1894, the masthead was changed to The Inquirer and Commercial News Illustrated.
1 October 1863 – 29 September 1864 The Western Australian Times Perth; weekly Absorbed into The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times
7 October 1864 – 26 June 1874 The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times: A Journal of Politics & News Perth; weekly on Saturdays New masthead following absorption of The Western Australian Times into The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News. In 1874 the masthead was changed to The Western Australian Times.
2 February 1867 – July 1886 The Herald Fremantle; weekly
1 July 1870 – 28 January 1871 The Express Fremantle; daily
3 July 1874 – 14 November 1879 The Western Australian Times Perth; bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays Masthead changed from The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times because of change of frequency to bi-weekly. From 18 November 1879, the masthead changed to The West Australian
18 November 1879 – present The West Australian Perth; bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays until 16 October 1883; then tri-weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 23 December 1884; then daily from Monday to Saturday Continuation of The Western Australian Times under a new masthead.
15 November 1881 – 5 July 1886 Morning Herald Perth; daily from Monday to Friday Absorbed into Daily News
26 July 1882 – 11 September 1990 Daily News Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 1901; daily thereafter. Absorbed Morning Herald in 1886, and The Inquirer and Commercial News in 1901. Not issued on Wednesdays before 1901 because The Inquirer and Commercial News, which was owned by the same partnership, was issued that day.
19 December 1885 – 20 January 1955 Western Mail Weekly on Saturday until 15 June 1895; on Friday until 8 September 1899; on Saturday until 21 September 1918; on Friday until 27 June 1919; thereafter on Thursday Continued under the masthead The Countryman
17 February 1893 – 28 December 1894 The Inquirer and Commercial News Illustrated Weekly on Friday Temporary change of masthead for The Inquirer and Commercial News
14 September 1895 – present The Kalgoorlie Miner Kalgoorlie; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 15 January 1896; then daily Monday to Saturday until 1 May 1976; then daily Tuesday to Saturday until 31 March 1990; thereafter daily Monday to Saturday Western Australia's only regional daily newspaper.
1 January 1896 – 13 January 1909 Morning Herald[2][3] Perth; daily from Monday to Saturday
19 December 1897 – present The Sunday Times Weekly on Sunday Perth; distributed statewide
7 September 1900 – 22 June 1951 Westralian Worker Weekly on Friday Kalgoorlie until 26 April 1912; Perth thereafter
21 October 1900 – 4 February 1905 Spectator Perth; initially weekly on Sunday, later changed to Saturday
1 December 1900 – 8 November 1979 The Swan Express Midland Junction; initially weekly on Saturday, later changed to Friday, then Thursday and Wednesday
25 July 1903 – 29 March 1931 The Truth Perth; weekly on Saturday until 18 February 1928; thence weekly on Sunday
5 August 1904 – 30 July 1953 The Call Perth; weekly on Friday The Sportsman (1904-1918); The Call and W.A. Sportsman (1918-1920); The Call (1920-1927), The Call News-Pictorial (1927-1931); The New Call (1931-1934); The New Call and Bailey's Weekly (1934-1940); The Call and Bailey's Weekly (1940-1945), The Call (1945-1953). Sister paper to The Mirror, "Western Australia's Critical, Sporting, Dramatic, Motor, Society and Motion Picture Journal"
2 October 1906 – present Geraldton Guardian Geraldton; three times weekly
18 May 1907[4] – 4 September 1908[5] The Empire Fremantle; weekly on Saturday
18 April 1913 – 22 December 1932 Fremantle Herald Fremantle; weekly Known as The Advertiser from 13 May 1921.
27 June 1920 – 11 August 1956 The Mirror Weekly Perth; distributed statewide
27 January 1955 – present The Countryman Weekly Continuation of the first incarnation of the Western Mail under a new masthead
6 August 1960 – 29 March 1986 Weekend News Weekly on Saturday Weekend edition of Daily News published under a distinct masthead
27 April 1969 – 25 May 1986 Sunday Independent Weekly Perth; distributed statewide
September 1977 – present Subiaco Post Initially Monthly, then fortnightly in 1978 and weekly from 26 November 1980 Subiaco; Four other suburban editions issued: Nedlands Post in April 1978, Claremont Post in July 1978, Cottesloe Post in August 1979, Cambridge Post (formerly Floreat) in October 1981
8 November 1980 – 2 January 1988 Western Mail Weekly on Saturday[6] Unrelated to previous newspaper under this masthead. Losses over seven years estimated at A$50 million.
30 November 1989 – present Fremantle Herald Fremantle; weekly Three other suburban editions also issued: Melville City Herald, Cockburn City Herald and Perth Voice.
1989 - present The Examiner South-eastern suburbs of Perth Thursday edition: Armadale, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Gosnells. Friday edition: City of Canning, Town of Victoria Park

See also

References

  1. ^ Our Plans and Intentions. The Swan River News and Western Australian Chronicle, No 1, 1 January 1844, p.1
  2. ^ "News and Notes". The West Australian. Perth, WA. 1 January 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "The "Morning Herald" Last Issue Today". Coolgardie Miner. 13 January 1909. p. 3. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Empire". The Empire (Vol I - No 1). Fremantle, WA. 18 May 1907. p. 2. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Notice". The Empire (Vol II - No 68). Fremantle, WA. 5 September 1908. p. 1. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Western Mail 1980-88 at Trove

Further reading

  • Battye, James Sykes (1912). "The Inquirer, The Daily News, and The Morning Herald". Cyclopedia of Western Australia. 
  • Droppert, Gerard J. (1955) The beginnings of the press in Western Australia : a study of newspapers published during the period 1829-1850 Typescript (photocopy) "HS/PR/1292." held in Battye Library
  • Frost, A. C. (1930). "Early West Australian newspapers". Early Days. 9 (1): 77–87. 
  • "The Inquirer, Daily News, and Morning Herald". Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia. Perth: P. W. H. Thiel. 1901. pp. 163–168. 
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