Northern Daily Leader

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Northern Daily Leader
The Northern Daily Leader 1 January 1921.PNG
The Northern Daily Leader 1 January 1921
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Rural Press
Editor Daniel Johns
Founded 1876
Political alignment -
Headquarters 92 Brisbane Street,
Tamworth, NSW, Australia

The Northern Daily Leader, previously published as The Tamworth Daily Observer, The Daily Observer and The Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser, is a daily newspaper produced in the city of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. The paper publishes stories related to the Tamworth, New England and North West Slopes regions. It also publishes stories about state and national events. Its online website also publishes many of the stories featured in the newspaper. As at 9 August 2013, the current price for the daily editions is $1.30 and $1.60 for the Saturday edition.


The newspaper began in 1876 as semi-weekly under the title The Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser published by George Hooke & Joseph Smith.[1] In 1910 it changed its name to The Tamworth Daily Observer under the new publisher Albert Joseph for his company Tamworth Newspapers Co.. Joseph had struck a deal with G A Codrington, the proprietor of the competing newspaper Tamworth News, to form one daily newspaper. Under the agreement Codrington dissolved his paper and became managing director of The Tamworth Daily Observer.[2] The paper underwent two more changes of title under Joseph's publication, first to The Daily Observer in 1917 [3] and then to The Northern Daily Leader in 1921, which it remains today.


The Northern Daily Leader is distributed to the city and local region of Tamworth and the towns and villages of Quirindi, Walcha, Manilla, Bingara, Barraba, Nundle, Murrurundi, Gunnedah, Uralla, Werris Creek, Caroona, Willow Tree, Wallabadah, Curlewis, Kootingal, Moonbi, Attunga, Carroll, Breeza, Currabubula, Sulcor, Bective, Somerton, Duri.[4] It has a weekly readership of 35,929.[4]


The paper is owned by Fairfax Regional Media.


This newspaper has been partially digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project hosted by the National Library of Australia.[5]

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  1. ^ "The Tamworth observer and northern advertiser [microform]". Catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Country Press Man Dies, Mr. Albert Joseph". Sydney Morning Herald. 29 September 1947. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Daily observer (Tamworth, N.S.W.)". Catalogue. State Library of NSW. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Northern Daily Leader Rural Press Sales
  5. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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