Barrier Daily Truth
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|Owner(s)||Barrier Industrial Council|
|Headquarters||179 Blende Street,
Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
The Barrier Daily Truth covers a range of stories that affect local residents, including industrial news relating to the mines and stories submitted by readers such as local sport stories. The paper also covers national news events of importance. It is owned by the Barrier Industrial Council and is one of the few small newspapers in Australia to remain locally owned.
The Barrier Daily Truth started in 1897 as a weekly news sheet. It was printed in Adelaide until 10 September 1898 when it became called the Barrier Daily Truth and began printing locally.
In 1899 the news sheet format was abandoned in favour of a proper newspaper, and in July 1899 the newspaper became owned by the Australian Labour Federation.
Construction began on the building in which the Barrier Daily Truth currently resides on 31 October 1904. It was completed in February 1905 and a second story added in 1908. In the late 1970s the building was refurbished to house a modern offset press.
After the retirement of John Hudswell in 1999, current editor David Pearce took on the job. Sports commentator John Casey (commentator) was General Manager and Managing Editor for a year until January 2012.