The Sunday Mail (1955-), Adelaide
The Sunday Mail (originally titled the Mail) was established by Clarence Moody, in conjunction with the Sporting Mail and Saturday Mail. In May 1923 News Ltd purchased the Mail and moved the newspaper to North Terrace. The Mail had a strong sporting focus, publishing week-end sporting results. Motoring was a feature of the newspaper from the 1920s, as was the advent of commercial radio and aviation. An early focus was given to football and horse-racing, with many fine sporting photographs and articles. 'Possum's Pages' began in 1921, with the first children's comic, May Gibbs' Bib and Bub, added in 1924. This was joined by Ginger Meggs in 1932. Although published as a newspaper for Sunday reading, the Mail was actually printed on Saturday nights until Sunday 5 November 1972. Initially two editions were published, a 'street' edition at 7 pm, followed by a midnight edition which was sold later in the evening and distributed throughout the state on Sunday mornings. Until 1957 the State Library collected only the midnight edition. Country and other sporting results typically appear in the midnight or 'state' edition.