Adelaide Now Newspaper

When the first edition of The Advertiser rolled off the presses on July 12, 1858, the settlement of South Australia was only 22 years old.
Back then it was called The South Australian Advertiser and consisted of four pages, each of seven columns, and sold for four pence. It was edited, managed and published by Reverend John Henry Barrow.

So much has changed since then, but for more than 160 years The Advertiser has been engrained in the roots of South Australia and its people. We have covered our state’s triumphs and tragedies, heroes and scandals.

As the internet and social media transform the way the world connects and shares information, we have expanded from a daily newspaper to a 24/7 news publishing powerhouse with an audience that spans the globe.

The way we share our journalism may have changed but one thing never will – our commitment to providing South Australia’s best news coverage, and being a crusading voice for the interests of our state and its people.

Sunday Mail
Since its first edition was published as The Mail on May 4, 1912, the Sunday Mail has always had the people of South Australia as its focus.

The state of SA was just 76 years old and Adelaide had a population of 200,000 when The Mail was started by cricket fanatic Clarence Moody in a city basement.

The first edition was 16 broadsheet pages, cost two pence and its print run of 18,000 was a sell-out.

The Sunday Mail and its predecessor, The Mail, have been central to the life of South Australia for more than a century – through two world wars, a depression, several recessions, the emerging modern age and the birth of the digital era.

The Sunday Mail is Australia’s highest-reaching Sunday newspaper with a loyal readership. It provides a credible, informative and relaxed read, appealing to a broad cross-section of the community. With SA’s best columnists, entertaining lifestyle articles and sport in a convenient liftout, the Sunday Mail is a colourful and modern newspaper both in print and online.

The Messenger
The Messenger has been a key voice for Adelaide’s suburban communities since 1951.

Sadly, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the free print editions of the Messenger to cease, but this was not the end of the proud suburban masthead. Instead, The Messenger has expanded its digital footprint and now publishes hyperlocal community journalism across 11 digital-only mastheads covering a broader area than ever before.

As well as the city and suburbs, The Messenger now covers local community news in key regional centres including the Barossa and Clare wine districts, Port Lincoln, Upper Spencer Gulf and Adelaide Hills. Go to and explore the section called My Local to find the latest stories from The Messenger team.


The Advertiser & Sunday Mail
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