Kimberley Echo

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The Kimberley Echo is a Kununurra, Western Australia based community newspaper.

It was founded in 1980 by James O'Kenny (born James Kenny) (died August 15, 2011 in Kununurra) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and Brian Cole

It was a fortnightly paper from 1980 to 1993, and then became weekly in 1993. [6] [7] National Library and Battye Library holdings details show changes in publication. [8] [9]

The acquisition of the newspaper by West Australian Newspapers in 2007 attracted Australian Competition and Consumer Commission interest, [10] but no subsequent actions were followed.

Notes

  1. Referred to in his obituaries as Gelignite Jim
  2. http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss?action=DisplayRecord&targetid=nbd&recordid=4648165
  3. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/kimberley/a/-/news/10120753/larrikin-journalist-stood-by-his-beliefs/
  4. Nathan Dyer, 29 August 2011, The West Australian, page 37 The explosive life of Gelignite Jim
  5. James O'Kenny - information about the founder of the Kimberley Echo and some history of the newspaper, Sunday times (Perth, W.A.), 18 Sept. 1988, p. 57
  6. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10934413?q=kimberley+echo&c=article
  7. Kimberley Echo - detailed history of the newspaper - in - Campaign brief, May 1996, p.42,
  8. http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/record=b1143090~S2
  9. http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss?action=DisplayRecord&targetid=nbd&recordid=4648165
  10. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/128605/20110926-0933/www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemid/787032/fromitemid/751046.html ACCC inquiry


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