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The Advertiser (Adelaide)

The Advertiser
Front page of The Advertiser on 23 July 2013
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
(since November 1997)
Owner(s) News Corp Australia
Founder(s) Rev John Henry Barrow
Editor Sam Weir
Founded 1858
Headquarters 31 Waymouth Street,
Adelaide, SA, Australia

The Advertiser (commonly known as The Tiser) is a conservative, daily tabloid-format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. First published as a broadsheet named The South Australian Advertiser on 12 July 1858,[1] it is currently printed daily from Monday to Saturday. A Sunday edition exists under the name of the Sunday Mail. The Advertiser is a publication of News Corp Australia.

The head office of The Advertiser has relocated from a former premises in King William Street, to a new office complex, known as Keith Murdoch House at 31 Waymouth Street.


  • History 1
  • Circulation 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The office of The Advertiser in Waymouth Street, Adelaide

The South Australian Advertiser and The South Australian Weekly Chronicle were founded in 1858 by the

  • Official site
  • from the National Library of AustraliaThe AdvertiserDigitised historic
  • from the National Library of AustraliaThe South Australian AdvertiserDigitised historic

External links

  1. ^ a b , published 1858-1889The South Australian Advertiser, National Library of Australia, digital newspaper library.
  2. ^ C. M. Sinclair, 'Barrow, John Henry (1817–1874)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3, Melbourne University Press, 1969, pp 104-105.
  3. ^ "NLA – Australian Newspaper Plan – Australia's most significant 'at risk' newspapers". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Interesting People".  
  5. ^ "Dissolution of Partnership: Special Notice". The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide: National Library of Australia). 2 December 1871. p. 2. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  6. ^ W. B. Pitcher, Bonython, Sir John Langdon (1848–1939), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 339-341
  7. ^ W. B. Pitcher, Bonython, Sir John Lavington (1875–1960), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 341-342.
  8. ^ "The Newspapers of South Australia" The Advertiser (1953-11-24). Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  9. ^ "News Corp moves to 'tie up a few loose ends'" The Canberra Times (1987-09-02). Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  10. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  11. ^ a b " Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 sites in Australia for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 


See also

According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, The Advertisers's website,, is the 268th and 313rd most visited website in Australia respectively, as of August 2015.[10][11] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 29th most visited news website in Australia, attracting almost 1.8 million visitors per month.[11][12]

Both The Advertiser and the Sunday Mail are available for purchase throughout South Australia and some towns and regions in New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory located near or adjacent to the South Australia state border such as Broken Hill, Mildura, Nhill and Alice Springs. According to The Advertiser's website, the newspaper is read by over 580,000 people each weekday, and by more than 740,000 people each Saturday.


When Murdoch acquired The Herald and Weekly Times in 1987, he also acquired the remaining 48.7% share of The Advertiser.[9] He sold The News in 1987. The News closed in 1992. He changed the format of The Advertiser from a broadsheet to a smaller tabloid format in November 1997.

'It is the same today as when the late Sir Langdon Bonython was in sole control. It is based upon a profound pride and belief in South Australia, and the system of private enterprise which has made this State what it is.'[8]

Following Sir Keith's death, and in response to suggestions of external influences from Victoria made by competing newspaper The Mail, the Chairman of The Advertiser's board published its policy in The Advertiser as follows:

The Herald and Weekly Times took a controlling stake in The Advertiser in 1929. Through the 20th century, The Advertiser was the morning broadsheet, and The News the afternoon tabloid. On the death of Sir Keith Murdoch in 1952, ownership of The News passed to his son Rupert, who subsequently established News Limited and News Corporation. In 1931 The Advertiser took over its ailing competitor, the South Australian Register and The Chronicle, its Saturday sister publication.

On Langdon Bonython's retirement, his son Sir John Lavington Bonython,[7] also Mayor and later Lord Mayor of Adelaide, became editor.

Between 1893 and 1929, Sir John Langdon Bonython[6] was the sole proprietor of The Advertiser. As well as being a talented newspaper editor, he also supported the movement towards the Federation of Australia. The Canberra suburb of Bonython, and the now abolished South Australian electoral division of Bonython, were named in his honour.

[1]The Advertiser It continued from 1889 as [5]

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