PHOTO: Mike Cannon-Brookes (left) and Scott Farquhar. Photo: Aaron Forman

For more than a century, the Fairfax family made much of their fortune thanks to the success of its many newspapers, raising successive generations of newspaper proprietors from the confines of Australia’s most expensive real estate.

But that changed on Wednesday night when the last of those monuments to the world’s longest-running publishing dynasty was sold to new owners, who represent a far more modern corporate landscape.

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