Armidale Express

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The Armidale Express
Headquarters115 Faulkner Street, Armidale NSW[1]

The Armidale Express is a newspaper published in Armidale, a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales.

Its frequency is tri-weekly. The Express is read by more than 10,000 readers in Armidale, Uralla, Guyra and Walcha areas.[2]

History[edit]

It began publication as The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser from 1856-1929[3] and its frequency at the time was bi-weekly.[4] William Hipgrave and Walter Craigie established the newspaper and were the first editors, using the Express to promote their political views. They briefly sold the paper to Owen Gorman in 1858, but regained ownership in 1859. Editorials for the Express in the 1890s initially opposed moves towards Federation.[4]

In 1929, the title was changed to The Armidale Express in 1929 and it remains in publication under that masthead.[5] Its circulation increased from 2,673 in 1950 to 4,394 in 1970.[4] It has absorbed three other local newspapers since 1929: the Armidale Chronicle in 1929,[6] the Uralla Times in 1983,[7] and the New Englander in 1999.[8]

An arm, The Armidale Express Extra, was established in 1999 and won the top prize for journalism at the 2000 Country Press Association NSW Awards.[2]

Digitisation[edit]

Some editions of The Armidale Chronicle and The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us". the Armidale Express. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "About us - The Armidale Express". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. ^ "The Armidale express and New England general advertiser". State Library of NSW Catalogue. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Kirkpatrick, Rod (2000). Country conscience: a history of the New South Wales provincial press, 1841-1995. Canberra, ACT.: Infinite Harvest Publishing. ISBN 0646402706.
  5. ^ "The Armidale Express". Catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  6. ^ "The Armidale Chronicle". Catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Uralla Times". Catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  8. ^ "New Englander". Catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 11 March 2015.

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