Monday, 22 November 2010

1930s - 1950s Womens Weekly are now available online

The National Library of Australia has just finished digitising hundreds of editions of the Australian Womens' Weekly magazine from the 1930s onwards - and you can view them all online (contents too, not just the cover art!) You can even save each issue as a PDF for your own personal collection.

The coverage is a little sparse in the late 1930s, but the 1940s and 1950s are well represented. I didn't look at anything later than the 1950s though, as I'm not really interested in that. It would be cool to see what was in fashion around the time I was born (in an "oh-my-God-they-really-wore-that?" kind of way), but their records only go up to 1982, and I'm a 1984 baby.

Click here to view the digitised copies of the Australian Womens' Weekly on Trove here, and happy reading!


Claire M said...

love it!

Kitty said...

well that's the worst news I've had for a while, they were crap sellers anyway and now they'll be even worse. But without you Rach, I'd never have known, so thanks for this post.xx.

Ruby Rach said...

Sorry Kitty! What you could do, if you couldn't sell them, is forward them on to the National Library so they can digitise them (if they're missing a copy that you hold!)

Time Lark said...

ooo I love that Jantzen's ad! I just gave you an award on my blog those where very good years :D