Kadina and Wallaroo Times (1888-1966), Kadina
Despite two pre-existing newspapers in the district, the Wallaroo Times gained an advantage by publishing more frequently at twice weekly. In 1888 the newspaper moved to Kadina. Reporting covered Kadina and Wallaroo, and to a lesser extent also Moonta. Initially the newspaper was outspoken, advocating free trade and independence from Britain. Its low opinion of politicians caused a Parliamentary debate about the newspaper's 'contempt of this House.' (18 June 1870, p. 3-4) It became more conservative under editor David Bews, but supported votes for women. (25 July 1885, p. 2) The newspaper gave much space to mining, including the 1865, 1874 and 1891/92 miners’ strikes. Local Methodism was reflected strongly, but space was also given to Roman Catholic news. Early issues occasionally contained articles in the Welsh language. (19 July 1865, p. 3, and 16 October 1867, p. 3) In 1963 the newspaper was taken over by the (Moonta) People's Weekly and eventually became part of the Yorke Peninsula Country Times.