The Northern Sun replaced the earlier Dam News newsletter. It was the first newspaper for the mining camp of Olympic Dam. Since 2002 the newspaper has been titled Roxby Downs Sun, and the town re-named Roxby Downs. It is published by the Transcontinental at Port Augusta. It was taken over by Rural Press in 1991, which is now part of Fairfax Media.
The discovery of gold at Teetulpa attracted 2,000 prospectors to the makeshift town. (Terowie Enterprise 29 October 1886, p. 2) By the middle of the following year the gold was giving out, and the population dwindled. At the height, Robert Osborne of the Port Augusta Dispatch published a newspaper for the miners. Only one issue of the newspaper (number 11) is known to now exist. This contains advertisements for local businesses, brief news items, stories and poems. Local news includes reports of typhoid fever, a visiting ‘Indian tourist’ and ‘Lady minstrel’ company, and a Christian mission service held to raise funds for the local destitute poor.