Issue Details: First known date: 1932... 1932 Ron Barratt, Private Collection
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Type of Media


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By appointment

Content Summary

  • In-house magazine "Newspaper House News", produced by cadet journalists at West Australian Newspapers, selected editions 1954-1957 and 1964-1987
  • Front pages of the "Daily News" for selected significant events (e.g. Phar Lap’s death, end of World War II in Europe, earthquake in Perth and Meckering, Prime Minister Whitlam sacked, Iran hostages released, etc.), 1932-1981
  • Centennial of the "Daily News", one of a series of special editions marking the centennial and two photos of editorial staff at the time, 1982
  • "Introducing System 5500", publication explaining to "Daily News" staff the change-over from hot metal printing to computers, June 1982
  • "A Century of Sundays: 1887-1997", publication by Frank Dunn marking 100 years of the "Sunday Times", 1997


Ron Barratt worked as a journalist for the Perth "Daily News" from 1955 to 1959 and again from 1965 to 1990 when the paper folded. Among his roles there he was Editorial Systems Development Manager, in charge of bringing in computers for editorial staff and was Editor of the paper. He subsequently worked for the "Sunday Times" for fifteen years, first as Business Editor, then as Editorial Systems Manager, again tasked with bringing in a newspaper-wide computer system.


Ron Barratt, "Daily News", West Australian Newspapers, "Newspaper House News", "Sunday Times", computerisation, Frank Dunn

Contact Name

Mr Ron Barratt



Phone and Fax

Mobile +61 (0) 413 752 099


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