In the 1980s Northam residents Steve Altham and Ray Adams established up the Advocate in opposition to the Northam Advertiser which they believed had lost its local focus after becoming part of the Sunday Times group. It was acquired by Rural Press in 1992, which later became part of Fairfax Media.
- "About Us". Avon Advocate. Fairfax Press. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
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