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y Koori Mail newspaper  
Date: 1991
Date: 1994-2004
Date: 2004-2006
Date: 2006-
Issue Details: First known date: 1991; Latest issue indexed: 2016 1991
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Produced fortnightly, Koori Mail is distributed Australia-wide, providing news, views, advertisements and other material of vital interest to Indigenous Australians and Australians interested in Indigenous affairs. We have been doing this since 1991, and the newspaper has grown to the point where it is recognised as "The Voice of Indigenous Australia". Koori Mail is not just a successful national publication - it's also a true Aboriginal success story. The newspaper is owned jointly by five small Aboriginal organisations in Bundjalung country, on the far north coast of New South Wales. Every cent of profit made by the newspaper goes to Indigenous Australians - either in the form of dividends, sponsorships or scholarships to help our people'. Source: /www.koorimail.com/ (Sighted 07/01/2009).

Notes

  • The website contains highlights of the latest edition, contact details for the Koori Mail and details of the paper: http://www.koorimail.com

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lismore, Lismore - Goonellabah, Lismore area, Far Northeast NSW, New South Wales,: Budsoar Pty Ltd , 1991 .
      Link: Web Resource Digital copies of print publication available via AIATSIS
      Note/s:
      • Publisher varies.

Works about this Work

24 Years down the Track, Welcome to Our 600th Edition Russell Kapeen , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 6 May no. 600 2015; (p. 1)
'Welcome to the 600th edition of the Koori Mail. It was 24 years ago, back in 1991, that this newspaper was founded...'
Thanks for the Paper F. M. Kinsela , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 May no. 526 2012; (p. 25)
2012 The Year in Review 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 December no. 541 2012; (p. 40-46)
Review of the newspaper issues of Koori Mail from 11 January to 28 November 2012.
Great Vehicle to Have Your Say Charles Harold Moran , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 6 April no. 498 2011; (p. 26)
What a Night! 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 May no. 501 2011; (p. 33-38)
'It was our biggest party yet but, then, that's what you do when you hit 20 years and 500 editions. Koori Mail: Twenty 500 was held at CarriageWorks in Eveleigh, Sydney on 7 May and it was a night to remember.'
y Koori Mail Online Collection Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies , The Koori Mail Board , 2011 Z1783058 2011 website

'The story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia is a big one, and important for our nation. That it has been able to be told for 20 years and through 500 editions of the Koori Mail is a matter of enormous pride and privilege for my Bundjalung people. The Koori Mail's first edition was just 24 pages, all black and white (except for the masthead), and read by about 25,000 people. Today, the newspaper averages close to 100 pages, is alive with colour, and reaches more than 100,000 readers right around Australia every fortnight. If it involves our mob, you'll find it in the pages of the Koori Mail. The highs and the lows, the joy and the despair. From the grassroots of our communities to the big end of town and national affairs. But more than that, we also have a successful business that is owned and controlled by Aboriginal people. I'm proud to say that every cent of profit earned by the Koori Mail goes to Indigenous Australians, either as sponsorships and scholarships or dividends to the owning community organisations*.

The dividends received by the owning organisations help to keep us going - improvements for our properties, sponsoring trips for our kids, ensuring we meet cultural obligations ... the list goes on. To be the chairman of such an organisation is something that's deeply satisfying. But all this doesn't just happen. It's taken dedication and hard work to get where we are today. So I'd like to thank my fellow Board members, past and present, who have so ably represented the owning organisations and overseen the development of the Koori Mail. Equally, my thanks go to the management and staff who continue to produce a newspaper we are proud to call our own. And I'd also like to thank our readers for their ongoing loyalty and support. Without you, none of this would have been possible. Twenty years and 500 editions is a real achievement, and something we're proud of. But rest assured we won't be resting on our laurels. There's challenging times ahead for Indigenous Australia. Have no doubt the Koori Mail will be shining a light on them for another 20 years and beyond. I said at the beginning of this message that the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia was a big and important one. The Koori Mail Board is delighted that, with the help of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), we are now able to bring that story to life in digital form.
It is our gift to the nation.'

Russell Kapeen
Bundjalung man
Chairman, Koori Mail (since 1995)
Chairman, Kurrachee Co-operative

*The Koori Mail - 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and controlled - is situated on Bundjalung country on the far north coast of New South Wales. Its shareholders are five small Aboriginal organisations - the Bundjalung Tribal Society (Lismore), Bunjum Co-operative (Ballina/Cabbage Tree Island), Buyinbin Co-operative (Casino), Kurrachee Co-operative (Coraki) and Nungera Co-operative (Maclean).

Source: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/koorimail/index.html (Sighted 31/05/2011)
Koori Mail Web Exhibition 'a Gift to Nation' 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 May no. 501 2011; (p. 39)
Koori Mail : The Facts 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 September no. 510 2011; (p. 5)
Koori Mail i "I write to you, because I love my people", Troy Hopkins , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 14 December no. 516 2011; (p. 25)
Newspaper Industry National Honour for Your Koori Mail 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August no. 508 2011; (p. 1)
'The Koori Mail has been named Newspaper of the Year...'
National Award for Koori Mail 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August no. 508 2011; (p. 4)
Finalists Set for Deadlys 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 August no. 483 2010; (p. 16)
Now for the Next 400 Solua Middleton , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 May no. 401 2007; (p. 36-38)
Koori Mail Praise i "The Koori Mail is the voice of Aboriginal Australia.", Coralie Kay Cassady , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Proper Deadly Poetry 2007; (p. 76-77)
Koori Mail Praise i "The Koori Mail is the voice of", Coralie Kay Cassady , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 March no. 370 2006; (p. 26)
Koori Mail i "K is for the Kangaroos who", Tasha-Boo , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 April no. 373 2006; (p. 22)
Message Stick to Koori Mail i "In ancient days, the use of", Malcolm Champion , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 April no. 323 2004; (p. 27)
y Talk Softly, Listen Well : Profile of Bundjalung Elder, Charles Moran Charles Harold Moran , Glennys Moran , Lismore : Southern Cross University Press , 2004 Z1154325 2004 single work biography

Talk Softly, Listen Well details Charles Moran's family history, including his early life in the Northern Rivers region and describes how he survived the clash of cultural expectations. (Source: Publishers website)

Koori Mail i "Go buy the paper", Leslie Purcell , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 May no. 301 2003; (p. 12)
Farewell, but Not Goodbye Todd Condie , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 December no. 316 2003; (p. 13)
Koori Mail i "Go buy the paper", Leslie Purcell , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 May no. 301 2003; (p. 12)
Farewell, but Not Goodbye Todd Condie , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 December no. 316 2003; (p. 13)
Many a Highlight in 10 Years Todd Condie , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 December no. 316 2003; (p. 13)
Message Stick to Koori Mail i "In ancient days, the use of", Malcolm Champion , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 April no. 323 2004; (p. 27)
y Talk Softly, Listen Well : Profile of Bundjalung Elder, Charles Moran Charles Harold Moran , Glennys Moran , Lismore : Southern Cross University Press , 2004 Z1154325 2004 single work biography

Talk Softly, Listen Well details Charles Moran's family history, including his early life in the Northern Rivers region and describes how he survived the clash of cultural expectations. (Source: Publishers website)

Koori Mail Praise i "The Koori Mail is the voice of", Coralie Kay Cassady , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 March no. 370 2006; (p. 26)
Koori Mail i "K is for the Kangaroos who", Tasha-Boo , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 April no. 373 2006; (p. 22)
Now for the Next 400 Solua Middleton , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 May no. 401 2007; (p. 36-38)
Koori Mail Praise i "The Koori Mail is the voice of Aboriginal Australia.", Coralie Kay Cassady , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Proper Deadly Poetry 2007; (p. 76-77)
y Koori Mail : The Voice of Indigenous Australia Lismore : 2000-2009 Z1548444 2000-2009 website Website designed to give the user an idea of the contents of the latest edition of the Koori Mail newspaper and to facilitate access to advertising, subscriptions and to the employment pages of the newspaper as well as a portal for the submitting of editorial material.
y Aboriginal Print Journalism and the Koori Mail Newspaper Michael Rose , Wollongong : 1994 Z1623608 1994 single work thesis This thesis examines the history, operations and content of the Koori Mail. It places that newspaper into a broader historical, cultural and theoretical context, examining the question of the place of Aboriginal Print Journalism in the development of contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Finalists Set for Deadlys 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 August no. 483 2010; (p. 16)
Great Vehicle to Have Your Say Charles Harold Moran , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 6 April no. 498 2011; (p. 26)
What a Night! 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 May no. 501 2011; (p. 33-38)
'It was our biggest party yet but, then, that's what you do when you hit 20 years and 500 editions. Koori Mail: Twenty 500 was held at CarriageWorks in Eveleigh, Sydney on 7 May and it was a night to remember.'
y Koori Mail Online Collection Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies , The Koori Mail Board , 2011 Z1783058 2011 website

'The story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia is a big one, and important for our nation. That it has been able to be told for 20 years and through 500 editions of the Koori Mail is a matter of enormous pride and privilege for my Bundjalung people. The Koori Mail's first edition was just 24 pages, all black and white (except for the masthead), and read by about 25,000 people. Today, the newspaper averages close to 100 pages, is alive with colour, and reaches more than 100,000 readers right around Australia every fortnight. If it involves our mob, you'll find it in the pages of the Koori Mail. The highs and the lows, the joy and the despair. From the grassroots of our communities to the big end of town and national affairs. But more than that, we also have a successful business that is owned and controlled by Aboriginal people. I'm proud to say that every cent of profit earned by the Koori Mail goes to Indigenous Australians, either as sponsorships and scholarships or dividends to the owning community organisations*.

The dividends received by the owning organisations help to keep us going - improvements for our properties, sponsoring trips for our kids, ensuring we meet cultural obligations ... the list goes on. To be the chairman of such an organisation is something that's deeply satisfying. But all this doesn't just happen. It's taken dedication and hard work to get where we are today. So I'd like to thank my fellow Board members, past and present, who have so ably represented the owning organisations and overseen the development of the Koori Mail. Equally, my thanks go to the management and staff who continue to produce a newspaper we are proud to call our own. And I'd also like to thank our readers for their ongoing loyalty and support. Without you, none of this would have been possible. Twenty years and 500 editions is a real achievement, and something we're proud of. But rest assured we won't be resting on our laurels. There's challenging times ahead for Indigenous Australia. Have no doubt the Koori Mail will be shining a light on them for another 20 years and beyond. I said at the beginning of this message that the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia was a big and important one. The Koori Mail Board is delighted that, with the help of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), we are now able to bring that story to life in digital form.
It is our gift to the nation.'

Russell Kapeen
Bundjalung man
Chairman, Koori Mail (since 1995)
Chairman, Kurrachee Co-operative

*The Koori Mail - 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and controlled - is situated on Bundjalung country on the far north coast of New South Wales. Its shareholders are five small Aboriginal organisations - the Bundjalung Tribal Society (Lismore), Bunjum Co-operative (Ballina/Cabbage Tree Island), Buyinbin Co-operative (Casino), Kurrachee Co-operative (Coraki) and Nungera Co-operative (Maclean).

Source: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/koorimail/index.html (Sighted 31/05/2011)
Koori Mail Web Exhibition 'a Gift to Nation' 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 May no. 501 2011; (p. 39)
5 Aboriginal Co-ops Buy Koori Mail Five Aboriginal Co-ops Buy Koori Mail 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 March no. 21 1992; (p. 1)
'The purchase of the Koori Mail by five Northern New South Wales Aboriginal co-operatives has been hailed as a step forward in self-sufficiency and self-determination.'
Support Koori Mail Says Minister 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 28 August no. 8 1991; (p. 2)
'We,ve seen many Aboriginal and Islander projects appear on the horizon of our nation, many of which have emerged with Aboriginal and Islander initiative. Some have been successful and are still serving our community.'
Happy 50th Koori Mail 1993 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 May no. 50 1993; (p. 2)
'Staff at the Lismore based Koori Mail are celebrating... our 50th edition. The Koori Mail was first launched back in May, 1991 working out of a little back office.'
We Won We Won 1993 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 September no. 60 1993; (p. 1)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 1038-8516
Frequency:
Fortnightly
Advertising:
Yes
Note:
Contents indexed selectively.
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