Issue Details: First known date: 1900... 1900 David Sommerlad, Private Collection
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Currently closed while cataloguing takes place

Content Summary

  • Collection of material relating to Country Press NSW and Country Press Australia and its predecessor, the Australian Provincial Press Association, including:
  • Country Press NSW: Annual reports, most between 1901-2009 (1901 to 1989 are bound volumes)
  • Country Press Australia: Annual reports, early 1980s-present
  • Membership lists, 1900-present
  • Association "Bulletin", issued about a dozen times a year up to 2004
  • Some correspondence and conference reports
  • Training materials, by David Sommerlad and others, for cadet journalism courses for rural and regional journalists run in conjunction with Deakin University, 1984-present


David Sommerlad was Executive Director of the CPNSW and of the national body, Country Press Australia, from 1988 to 1998. He remains on the board of CPA.

The NSW branch was founded in 1900 - NSW matters are now run from the national office, based at the Victorian branch.

The national office now holds very little archival material. Besides archives of CPA held by David Sommerlad, there are some holdings in various libraries.


CPNSW, Country Press Australia, David Sommerlad, "Bulletin", organisational documents, training, Deakin University

Contact Name

Mr David Sommerlad



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  • 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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