The Independent (Perth)

The Independent (Perth)

"The Independent" (also known as "The Sunday Independent") was a Perth, Western Australian based weekly newspaper owned by mining entrepreneurs Lang Hancock and Peter Wright.

The paper was launched on 27 April 1969 as a Sunday only publication and its founding editor was Maxwell Newton.

Circulation was claimed to be 70,000 copies at its peak, however it never seriously challenged that of its rival, the well established "Sunday Times".

In 1973 it ran as a daily for four weeks, as "The Independent Sun", in direct competition with The West Australian ["The independent sun : the paper that gives you the news straight." It appeared from 10 October 1973 to 8 November 1973.]

The "Sunday Times"' owners, News Corporation acquired it in 1984 and it was wound up in May 1986.


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