The Sun was an afternoon tabloid newspaper, first published under that name in 1910. In 1953, it was acquired from Associated Newspapers by Fairfax Holdings in Sydney, Australia, as the afternoon companion to The Sydney Morning Herald. At the same time, the former Sunday edition, the Sunday Sun, was discontinued and merged with the Sunday Herald into the tabloid Sun-Herald. The Sunday Sun, which later became The Sun: Sunday edition, was first published on 5 April 1903, and continued under its former name until 11 December 1910. According to its claim, below the masthead of that issue, it had a "circulation larger than that of any other Sunday paper in Australia".
|Type||Daily afternoon newspaper|
|Publisher||John Fairfax Holdings|
|Sister newspapers||The Sydney Morning Herald|
Front page of The Sun
, 4 July 1910
Publication of The Sun ceased on 14 March 1988. Some of its content, and sponsorship of the Sydney City to Surf footrace, was continued in The Sun-Herald.