Western Herald (Bourke)

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Western Herald
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Navoc Pty. Limited
Publisher Navoc Pty. Limited
Editor Michael Keenan
Founded 1887
Language English
Headquarters Australia Bourke, Australia
36 Mertin St
Bourke NSW 2840

The Western Herald is a print newspaper, published in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia. It services the town of Bourke and surrounding districts. The current cover price is $1.70.

History[edit]

The Western Herald was first published in 1887.[1] The founding editor of the newspaper was Edward Davis Millen. Philip Chapman was taken into partnership around 1889, and was editor until 1918, when the newspaper was purchased by brothers Archibald and Samuel Carmichael.[2] In the 1930s the partnership became Carmichael & Son, with Archibald and his son Lester. Lester's son Dal took over in the early 1970s. The Carmichael and Son partnership ended in 1997.[3] The newspaper is now owned by Navoc Pty. Limited.

The paper was originally printed on broadsheet, changing to the tabloid format with the issue of 1 February 1974,[4] due to "stress created by the Darling River flood, lack of the usual amount of advertising and, once again, that inevitable staff shortage".[5]

The Western Herald currently occupies the building that was originally the Good Templars' Temperance Hall, one of the oldest surviving buildings in Bourke.[6]

Digitisation[edit]

The paper has been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP) project of the National Library of Australia.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Western herald (Bourke, N.S.W.)". SLNSW Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ The history of Bourke Vol X : the papers presented by the members of the Bourke and District Historical Society. Bourke and District Historical Society, 1985. pp. 444-446.
  3. ^ Roe, Jonathan. "The Western Herald turns 125". The Western Herald (4 October 2012).
  4. ^ Bourke Public Library newspaper archives.
  5. ^ The Western Herald, Editorial, 8 February 1974
  6. ^ The history of Bourke Vol. 12 : the papers presented by the members of the Bourke and District Historical Society. Bourke and District Historical Society, 1979. pp. 135.
  7. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove Digitised newspapers and more. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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