The Northern Daily Leader ( founded in 1876 ) , was previously published as The Tamworth Daily Observer, The Daily Observer and The Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser, is a daily newspaper produced in the city of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. Tamworth itself was gazetted as a public town in 1850.
- The Northern Daily Leader has run articles about or including Warren Rodwell in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. ( See sample links below ) In 2010, it was in regard to promotion of the historical wall plaques being installed at Tamworth West Public School. The subsequent years ( 2011 – 2014 ) concerned Mr Rodwell’s kidnapping by Islamic terrorists in the southern Philippines.
- NDL 14 Oct 2012 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/396343/kidnap-victim-warren-rodwell-gone-but-not-forgotten/
- NDL 18 Oct 2014 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/2633136/what-coming-from-a-country-town-is-about/
- NDL 31 Jan 2013 http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/1272060/kidnappers-post-demand-warren-rodwell-barely-alive/
WR TAMWORTH CONNECTION
Although born in Sydney, Warren grew up and attended Tamworth West Public ( school vice-captain in 1970 ) and Tamworth High Schools. In fact, his late father was a bricklayer, who helped build THS in the late 1950s. Warren’s late mother’s name was Ellen Rodwell ( nee Scott ). Tamworth was her hometown. Their family connection dates back to at least 1915 when great grandfather John Ditton Scott ( 1871 – 1955) transferred down from Glen Innes as a railway employee. One locally-based cousin jokes that before she got married herself, she was related to 25% of the people in Tamworth. After marriage, that increased to 50%.