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Bombala Times Archive

This archive relates to the newspaper and job printing operation which produced the 'Bombala Times' newspaper in the New South Wales town of Bombala. This country newspaper has been continually published since 1863. It was owned by the Johnson family between 1938 and 1975. During time circulation expanded from 325 to a modern weekly and production from a single broadsheet to a multiple page format. In 1967 an additional pressroom was constructed and a 90 year old Meihle two revolution flatbed …


Object No.


Object Statement

Archive, newspaper publishing and job printing, Bombala Times, Bombala, New South Wales, 1903-1987

Physical Description

Archive, newspaper publishing and job printing, Bombala Times, Bombala, New South Wales, 1903-1987

Records of the Bombala Times, newspaper publishers and printers, Bombala NSW, including (-1) job printing samples, 1903-1987, (-2) stationery catalogues and samples, 1951-1987, (-3) costing sheets for job printing, 1978-1987, (-4) newspaper postage wrappers, 1981-1985, (-5) orders for placement of advertisments, 1984-1985, (-6) casual advertising cash sales docket book, 1985-1986, (-7) issues of the Bombala Times, 1971-1989, (-8) invoices, 1961-1987, (-9) Country Printing Award and related papers, 1937-1989, (-10) purchase order book (general printing), 1980-1983, (-11) brochures on linotype and printing machinery, guillotine and printing supplies, 1955-1979, (-12) business circulars and stationery, n.d. (-13) advertising copy, 1986-1988, (-14) posters, n.d. and (-15) miscellaneous material, 1924-1989.


Credit Line

Gift of Mr John Jeremy, 1991

Acquisition Date

1 May 1991

Cite this Object


Bombala Times Archive 2023, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 June 2023, <>


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