Daily Liberal

The Daily Liberal is a daily newspaper produced in the city of Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. The news stories published relate particularly to the city of Dubbo and the surrounding district. The newspaper was first printed in 1875. The current price for the daily editions is A$1.60. It has previously been published as The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate and The Daily Liberal and Macquarie Advocate.

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Australian Community Media
Political alignment-
Headquarters216 Macquarie Street,
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

The Saturday edition is published under the banner of the Weekend Liberal.


The paper was named The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate from 1892-1927, and was published by William White.[1] It sought to publish "The latest colonial and intercolonial telegrams, cablegrams, local and general news".[2] The newspaper was distributed every Wednesday and Saturday mornings from an office in Wingewarra St, Dubbo to surrounding towns including Bourke, Bathurst, Gilgandra, Narromine, Orange, Walgett, and Wellington.[2]

From June 1964 it was published by Macquarie Publications as The Daily Liberal and Macquarie Advocate.[3]


The Daily Liberal is distributed to the major western towns of Dubbo, Brewarrina, Narromine, Wellington, Gilgandra, Coonamble, Bourke, Cobar and Walgett most commonly as an insert to each town's respective local paper.


In 1949, the newspaper was purchased by Leo Armati and his wife Pat, establishing Macquarie Publications group that grew into the largest independently-owned regional publishing group in Australia. Macquarie retained ownership until December 1995 when Rural Press acquired the Daily Liberal, the Weekend Liberal and the other 55 newspapers and magazines in the Macquarie Publications group.[4] Rural Press merged into Fairfax Media in 2007.


This newspaper has been partially digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program project hosted by the National Library of Australia.[5]

See also


  1. "The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. "The Local Newspaper, The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate". The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1892 - 1927). NSW: National Library of Australia. 3 January 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  3. "Daily liberal and Macquarie advocate (microform)". Catalogue. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  4. Rural Press Limited Annual Report to Shareholders 1995-1996, Review of Operations, Regional Acquisitions by Ian Law, General Manager Special Projects (accessed 1 January 2006)
  5. "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
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