Special Interest Newspapers

Non-English Language Newspapers 

There have been non-English language newspapers published in Western Australia over the years. A few remain in publication. A selection can be found below and others can be located by searching the State Library catalogue.

Japanese Perth Times – Published in Subiaco 1989-1996 it was a bilingual Japanese/English edition and provided mainly travel and tourist information.

Pho Thong News – Published in Perth 1993-1999 for the Vietnamese community it was distributed mainly through the Vietnamese Society and Vietnamese shops and organisations.

WA Chinese Periodical – Published 1995-1998 for the Chinese Community in Perth.

Il Canguro (The Kangaroo) – A weekly publication, published in Perth 1955-1957 for the Italian community, which dealt mainly with sport.

El Corresponsal (The Correspondent) – A bilingual newspaper for the Spanish and English speaking community, it ran for only a few months in 1992.

Echo : Polski Tygodnik Niezalezny – Published in Perth 1950-1952 for the Polish community.

Eco Italiano : Italian Language Newspaper – Published in Perth for the Italian community, it ran for only a few months in 1959.

Hellenic Echo – Published in Perth for the Greek community, it ran for only a few months in 1967-1968.

Indonesia Post Perth – Published in Perth 1995-1997 for the Indonesian community it also included the Indonesian Business Review.

Special Interest Newspapers

The State Library holds a selection of "special interest" newspapers that have been published in Western Australia. These are publications are based upon a theme or subject for a specific group of readers, subscribers and advertisers. A few are listed below and others can be located by searching the State Library catalogue.

Anglican Messenger –  published by the Anglican Church of Western Australia from 1965 to date.

The Record –  published by the Roman Catholic Church of Western Australia as The West Australian Catholic Record 1874-1888, the W.A. Record 1888-1922 and The Record 1922 to date.

Business News –  focuses on aspects of business and commerce in Western Australia from 1992 to date.

Have a Go News : Journal of the Recreation Association for Adults – originally produced by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation in 1988, it has been published by Concept Media since 1991. It provides lifestyle information for the over 45s in WA.

Pelican – produced by the Guild of Undergraduates at the University of Western Australia since 1930, it is circulated amongst students at the University.

British Soccer Week – Published 1986-2001 (British Football Week 2001 to date), it provides results and descriptions of matches in all four British soccer divisions.

Western Review – published 1994-1998, it provided information on Perth entertainment, food and arts.

Westside Observer – a monthly publication from 1987-2001, it was produced for the gay community in WA.

The X Press – a biweekly publication from 1985 to 2016, it provides information on the Western Australian, Australian and overseas music scenes. Now available online at: http://xpressmag.com.au/

Quokka – published from 1996 to date, it advertises material for sale by the general public.

Yamaji News – published in Geraldton from 1995 to 2012,  by the Yamaji Languages Aboriginal Corporation, it provides news and information for the Indigenous people of the Gascoyne and Murchison districts.

The Aboriginal Independent Newspaper – published in Victoria Park 1997-2001 by AKA International, it provided information on social conditions for Indigenous people.

Last updated on: 7 December 2016