Historical information

Launched on 11 September 1922 and edited by Hugh Denison (who was also the owner of the Sydney Sun), the Sun News-Pictorial was Australia's first picture tabloid daily. t one stage The Sun News-Pictorial then became the highest-circulating Australian daily newspaper. It continued until The Herald Sun was established in 1990 as an amalgam of the afternoon daily, The Herald, and the morning daily, The Sun News-Pictorial. (ref. Herald sun web-site)
Ruth Scott, daughter of Herbert Scott and Bertha (nee Coverdale), married David Legge. Patricia Dawn Legge and Kevin David Legge are Ruth and David's children. Lindsay Scott was Ruth's brother.


This newspaper is a useful reference tool. It reflects the changes in journalism in the first half - second half of the 20th century.

Physical description

A b/w special edition of the Sun News Pictorial. On the front cover is a print of the first edition, September 11, 1922. It is titled Sixty Years of Sun Days in yellow print inside a blue diagonal text box - looking back over 60 years of Sun News Pictorial a daily newspaper.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten in pen on front - To Ruth from Lindsay Xmas 1982