The Sun (Sydney)

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The Sun
Type Daily afternoon newspaper
Format Tabloid
Publisher John Fairfax Holdings
Founded 1910
Ceased publication 1988
Sister newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sun was an afternoon tabloid newspaper, first published under this name in 1910.[1] It was acquired from Associated Newspapers by Fairfax Holdings in Sydney, Australia in 1953, as the afternoon companion to The Sydney Morning Herald. The former Sunday edition, the Sunday Sun was discontinued and merged with the Sunday Herald into the tabloid Sun-Herald at the same time.[2][3]

Front page of The Sun, 4 July 1910

Publication of The Sun ceased on 14 March 1988.[4] Some of its content, and sponsorship of the Sydney City to Surf footrace, was continued in The Sun-Herald.


Some issues of the paper have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Two hundred years of Sydney newspapers: a short history, Victor Isaacs and Rod Fitzpatrick (2003)
  2. ^ The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW: 1949 - 1953) at Trove
  3. ^ Paper World: Sun Herald (Sunday NSW)
  4. ^ Kirkpatrick R. Press Timeline, 1951-2011 at National Library of Australia
  5. ^ "Newspaper Titles". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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