The Advertiser celebrates its 160th birthday

Today is The Advertiser’s official 160th birthday and to celebrate, our state’s iconic newspaper will be presenting modern news in an old-time format on its digital platform. Relive the moments in time that have shaped South Australia, the nation and the world over the past 16 decades.

Featuring images of South Australia’s past from 1858-2018, The Advertiser has published 10 eight-page liftouts and digital photo galleries to tell the stories of notable events, decade by decade.
 
Matt Deighton, editor of The Advertiser said, “When the first edition of The South Australian Advertiser rolled off the presses on July 12, 1858, the settlement of South Australia was only 22 years old. Back then it was as a broadsheet and primarily classifieds newspaper consisting of four pages and sold at fourpence.”
 
“Over 160 years we have borne witness to the triumphs and the tragedies which have come to define South Australia. And today, The Advertiser has evolved to become an iconic South Australian brand covering local, national and global news to keep our 502,000 weekly readers informed.”
 
Today The Advertiser is read by three in four South Australians each month – the highest rate for any print and digital news brand in Australia.
 
The eight-page decade by decade print liftouts and digital photo galleries commenced on Monday, 2 July and continue until today, 12 July 2018.
Click here to view.
 

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