Issue Details: First known date: 1889... 1889 John Armati, Private Collection
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Newspapers and regional newspapers

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Letters, emails, newspapers, books and photographs relating to the newspaper careers of John Armati (1959-1995) and his parents Leo (1903-1962) and Patricia Armati, owners of the Macquarie Publications group until its sale to Rural Press, 1903-1995; and of Leo Francis Armati, employed by Associated Newspapers Limited, 1932-1949, and John Fairfax Limited, 1949-1978

Minute books of:

  • ABW Pty Ltd/North Western Newspapers Pty Ltd, “Mudgee Guardian”, from 1961
  • Cooma-Monaro Express Pty Ltd, “Cooma Express”, from 1955
  • Daniel Brothers Pty Limited, “Goulburn Evening Penny Post”, from 1927
  • Bathurst National Advocate/Western Advocate, “Western Advocate”, Bathurst, from 1889
  • Western Newspapers Limited, “Central Western Daily”, Orange; “Champion Post”, Parkes; “Advocate”, Forbes; “Mercury”, Lithgow, from 1955
  • Shoalhaven and Nowra News Pty Ltd, “Shoalhaven and Nowra News”, from 1972
  • Southern Publishers Pty Ltd, “Magnet”, Eden; “News”, Bega; “Bay Post”, Batemans Bay; “Examiner”, Moruya, from 1972

Documents and publications relating to:

  • John Fairfax Limited, from 1979
  • Rural Press, from 1979
  • Australian New Zealand Web Offset Associaiton/Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association
  • Leo Vincent Armati, Patricia Joan Armati, Leo Francis Armati, Louis Armati
  • Magazine Printers Pty Ltd


Leo Armati worked as a newspaper journalist, editor and publisher, in Australia and overseas, from 1903. In 1949 he and his wife Patricia bought “The Dubbo Liberal”, which was taken over by his son John when Leo died in 1962. The company grew to include more than sixty newspapers in the Macquarie Publishing group, covering a large area of southern NSW, until its sale to Rural Press in 1995.


John Armati, Leo Armati, Patricia Armati, Leo Francis Armati, regional newspapers, Macquarie Publications, Rural Press, Fairfax, organisational documents, photographs

Contact Name

Mr John Armati


Phone and Fax

Mobile: +61 (0) 412 434 696


Website Link 1

Website Link 2

Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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