Kimberley Echo

The Kimberley Echo is a Kununurra, Western Australia based community newspaper.

It was founded in 1980 by James O'Kenny (born James Kenny) (died August 15, 2011 in Kununurra)[1][2][3][4][5] and Brian Cole. It was a fortnightly paper from 1980 to 1993, and then became weekly in 1993.[6][7] National Library and Battye Library holdings details show changes in publication.[8][9]

The acquisition of the newspaper by West Australian Newspapers in 2007 attracted Australian Competition and Consumer Commission interest[10] but no subsequent actions were followed.


  1. Referred to in his obituaries as Gelignite Jim
  4. Nathan Dyer, 29 August 2011, The West Australian, page 37 The explosive life of Gelignite Jim
  5. James O'Kenny - information about the founder of the Kimberley Echo and some history of the newspaper, Sunday times (Perth, W.A.), 18 Sept. 1988, p. 57
  7. Kimberley Echo - detailed history of the newspaper - in - Campaign brief, May 1996, p.42,
  10. ACCC inquiry

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