Sunday Independent (Western Australia)
|Owner(s)||Lang Hancock, Peter Wright|
|Ceased publication||May 1986|
|Headquarters||Perth, Western Australia|
The paper was launched on 27 April 1969 as a Sunday only publication, under the banner The Independent, with its founding editor was Maxwell Newton (who was previously the foundation editor of The Australian). On 3 January 1971 it was renamed The Sunday Independent.
Hancock largely relinquished his interest in the paper in the early 70s and in 1984 Wright sold his interest to Owen Thomson and Mark Day, owners of The Truth. Thomson became its editor-in-chief, his son Hamish was the paper's chief reporter. Later that year Thomson and Day sold it to News Limited, who also owned The Sunday Times, who moved it into the Sunday Times building in Perth and it was wound up on 24 May 1986. Stephen Fox was it last editor.
The Sunday Independent and The Independent Sun formed part of The Independent Group of Newspapers, which also included The Mandurah Advertiser, The Pilbara Advertiser and The Sound Advertiser.
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