Pilbara newspapers

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Pilbara newspapers is a selection of newspapers published in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The rise and fall of some of the newspapers reflect the shifts and changes in population in various localities of the region as mining starts and moves through different zones, and also as some mining operations are exhausted or closed.

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Titles[edit]

Title Years of publication Status
The Daily Telegraph and North Murchison and Pilbarra Gazette[1] 1920 - 1947 Defunct
Daily Telegraph and North Murchison Gazette[2] 1918 - 1920 Defunct
Hamersley News[3] 1972 - 1980 Defunct
Hedland Advocate[4] 1906 - 1912 Defunct
Hedland Times[5] 1967 - 1978 Defunct
Iron Ore Chronicle[6] 1989 Defunct
Karratha Guardian[7] 1986 - 1994 Defunct
The Manganese Record, Peak Hill, Nullagine and Marble Bar Gazette[8] 1928 - 1941 Defunct
Mt. Newman Chronicle[9] 1972 - 1988 Defunct
Newman Mail[10] 2007 - 2010 Defunct
Newslink[11] 1988? - 1996 Defunct
North West News : a journal of Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates, incorporating the Wickham Observer and Pannawonica News[12] 1985 - 1989 Defunct
North West Telegraph[13] 1983 - Current
Northern Public Opinion and Mining and Pastoral News[14] 1894 - 1902 Defunct
The Nor'-West Times and Northern Advocate[15] 1891 - 1894 Defunct
Pilbara Advertiser[16] 1980 - 1983 Defunct
Pilbara Echo (Karratha/Dampier ed.)[17] 2008 - Current
Pilbara Echo (Hedland ed.)[18] 2008 - Current
Pilbara News[19] 2002 - Current
Pilbara Times[20] 1978 - 1983 Defunct
The Pilbarra Goldfields News[21] 1897 - 1923 Defunct
Roebourne Supplement to the Northern Times 1912 Defunct
What's on in Newman[22] 1993 - 1994 Defunct

Earlier newspapers[edit]

Pilbarra Goldfield News (note that the modern spelling is 'Pilbara').[23] Published from 19 February 1897 to 20 March 1923, first in Marble Bar and then, from 1912, in Port Hedland.

Post 1960-[edit]

Pilbara Echo[edit]

Pilbara Echo.

Karratha & Port Hedland, W.A. : Pilbara Newspapers Pty Ltd.
Dates 28 Feb. 2008 – 10 Apr. 2014[24] on. Weekly on Saturday afternoon.
Distribution 14,000 copies free weekly: Port Hedland, South Hedland, Wedgefield, Karratha; Dampier; Wickham, Roebourne, Pt Samson, Onslow, Tom Price, Pannawonnica, Paraburdoo. Shire of Roebourne, Shire of Ashburton & Town of Port Hedland.
also at: http://www.pilbaraecho.com.au or http://www.pilbaranewspapers.com.au

North West Times[edit]

North West News : a journal of Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates,

  • Dates – Issue 1 (June 1985) -Biweekly
Published by Robe River Iron Associates from Issue 22 (Apr. 18, 1986)-
Includes Wickham observer vol. 9, no. 21 (Jun. 14, 1985) and Pannawonica news.

Hedland Times[edit]

Hedland Times.

Dates – No. 1. 22 June 1967 – 2 Nov. 1978.

Distribution area: Goldsworthy; Marble Bar; Newman; Onslow; Port Hedland; Dampier; Mt Tom Price; Roebourne; Point Samson; Nullagine; Wittenoom; Barrow Island; South Hedland; Cooke Point; Finucane Island; Karratha; Shay Gap; Paraburdoo.

Pilbara Times[edit]

Pilbara Times. Also known as The New Pilbara Times

Perth, W.A. – Country Newspapers Pty Ltd.
Dates - 9 Nov. 1978 – vol. 14, no. 171 25 Aug. 1983. Weekly on Thursday.
Distribution: Port Hedland; Wickham; Marble Bar; Onslow; South Hedland; Goldsworthy; Dampier; Telfer; Cooke Point; Finucane Island; Karratha; Newman; Tom Price; Roeburne; Point Samson; Nullagine; Shay Gap; Paraburdoo; Wittenoom; Pannawonica.

Hamersley News[edit]

Hamersley News.

Perth, W.A. Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd.
Dates – Vol. 1, no. 1. 20 Mar. 1969 – Sep. 1972 – Monthly
Vol. 5, no. 1, 26 Oct. 1972 – v. 13, no. 6, 27 Mar. 1980 – Fortnightly.
Distribution: Dampier; Karratha; Tom Price; Paraburdoo.

followed by – Pilbara Advertiser.

Pilbara Advertiser[edit]

Pilbara Advertiser.

Karratha W.A. Pilbara Advertiser
Dates – 11 Apr. 1980-24 Aug. 1983. – Weekly on Wednesday.
Fortnightly to 23 May 1980;
Weekly on Friday from 30 May 1980 to 21 Nov. 1980;
Weekly on Thursday from 27 Nov. 1980 to 28 April 1983;
Weekly on Wednesday from 4 May 1983.
Distribution: Tom Price; Onslow; Newman; Goldsworthy; Karratha; Dampier; Paraburdoo; Wickham; Roeburne; Port Hedland; South Hedland; Nullagine; Wittenoom; Finucane Island; Marble Bar; Pannawonica; Shay Gap.

followed by – North West Telegraph

North West Telegraph[edit]

North West Telegraph.

Albany [W.A.] : Albany Advertiser
Dates – 31 Aug. 1983 – Weekly on Wednesday.
Published by Provincial Publications of WA, Rockingham, then by Albany Advertiser, Albany.
From 31 Aug. 1983-6 June 1984 issued in three editions: Gascoyne edition, Pilbara edition, Kimberley edition.

- combining of North west telegraph (Pilbara edition), ISSN 0813-961X; and, North west telegraph (Kimberley edition), ISSN 0814-0308.

also at: http://www.westregional.com.au/papers/nwt/index.html
Distribution: Port Hedland; Newman; Marble Bar; Onslow; Tom Price; Goldsworthy; Broome; Meekatharra; Nullagine; Paraburdoo.

Former title – see – The Northern Times – North West Telegraph (Pilbara edition) 0813-961X

Pilbara News[edit]

Pilbara News.

Karratha, W.A. : Pilbara News. ISSN 1447-0101
Distribution: Karratha; Dampier; Tom Price; Paraburdoo; Pannawonica; Wickham; Onslow; Gascoyne Junction; Roeburne.

News of the North[edit]

News of the North.

Perth W.A.: West Australia Newspapers
Dates 28 Aug. 1968-15 Jan. 1987. Weekly on Thursday
Supplement to the West Australian.
Weekly on Wednesday from 28 Aug. 1968-2 Mar. 1977;
Weekly on Tuesday from 8 Mar. 1977-8 April 1980;
Weekly on Thursday from 17 April 1980. – 15 Jan 1987.
Distribution: Kalbarri; Denham; Yalgoo; Mt Magnet; Cue; Meekatharra; Sandstone; Laverton; Wiluna; Carnarvon; Wittenoom; Nullagine; Marble Bar; Exmouth; Onslow; Dampier; Tom Price; Mt Newman; Roeburne; Port Hedland; Goldsworthy; Broome; Derby; Cockatoo Island; Koolan Island; Fitzroy Crossing; Hall's Creek; Kununurra; Wyndham.

Source of dates and publication details[edit]

State Library of Western Australia website catalogue – http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The daily telegraph and North Murchison and Pilbarra gazette". State Library of Western Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "The daily telegraph and north Murchison gazette". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hamersley news". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hedland advocate". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hedland times". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Iron ore chronicle". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Karratha guardian". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "The manganese record, Peak Hill, Nullagine and Marble Bar gazette". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mt. Newman chronicle". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Newman mail". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Newslink". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "North west news". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "North West Telegraph". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Northern Public Opinion and Mining and Pastoral News". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Nor'-West Times and Northern Advocate.". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Pilbara Advertiser". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Pilbara Echo [Karratha/Dampier]". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Pilbara Echo. Hedland". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Pilbara News". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Pilbara Times". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Pilbarra Goldfields News". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  22. ^ "Newslink". State Library of Western Australia catalogue. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "OURSELVES.". The Pilbarra Goldfield News. I, (1). Western Australia. 19 February 1897. p. 2. Retrieved 26 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  24. ^ "Thank you and farewell". Pilbara Echo. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  • Mallett, Kathleen.(1993) To the bar bonded : a history of early Marble Bar Newman, W.A : East Pilbara Shire ; Carlisle, W.A : Hesperian Press. ISBN 0-85905-178-1 – History of Pilbarra goldfield news – p. 211-213