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The Herald and Weekly Times Limited (HWT) is a newspaper publishing company based in Melbourne, Australia. It is owned and operated by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited), which purchased HWT in 1987.
The HWT publishes the morning daily tabloid Herald Sun, which was created in 1990 from a merger of the company's morning tabloid paper, The Sun News-Pictorial, with its afternoon broadsheet paper, The Herald. These mastheads had been publishing as separate papers since 1840 (The Herald) and 1922 (The Sun News-Pictorial); HWT had bought The Sun News-Pictorial in 1925.
The HWT also publishes The Weekly Times, aimed at farmers and rural business.
HWT bought a controlling stake in The Advertiser of Adelaide in 1929. The Advertiser took a stake in The News two years later. The News was sold in 1949.
HWT bought The West Australian in 1969, but sold it to Robert Holmes à Court in 1987 as part of the News Limited takeover.