The iconic Australian Women’s Weekly is now available to peruse at your pleasure. The National Library has digitized early editions of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933 – 1982, available to search on the Trove website.
The digitized Women’s Weekly provides a great window into Australia’s social history. It contains a wealth of historical information, including (but not limited to) articles on:
– women’s rights and political issues
– Australian/world events
– prominent/well known women
While browsing through the issues, I came across a number of interesting articles, including:
Caroline Chisholm. Friend of Migrants
(Issue: Saturday 10 December 1949)
Christmas Cake (recipe from Australia’s millionth migrant, Mrs Barbara Porritt)
(Issue: Wednesday 21 December 1955)
Melbourne Cup Carnival – hats and longer skirts —the 1974 fashion scene
(Issue: Wednesday 20 November 1974)
Thanks to the National Library, Australian Consolidated Press and the State Library of New South Wales for all their hard work in making this magazine available.