The Australian Women's Weekly (1933-1982)

Portrait of a women from Australian Women's Weekly cover

This exhibition celebrates The Australian Women’s Weekly as an extraordinary record of Australian popular culture now available online through Trove. Searching the Digital Archive takes you beyond recipes and gossip, revealing the Weekly’s reach into Australian lives over 50 years. With the ambition to be ‘welcome in every Australian home from the outback to the industrial suburbs’, the Weekly has held up a mirror to our changing society since 1933.

In association with Australian Consolidated Press and the State Library of New South Wales, the National Library digitised all available issues of this iconic magazine from 1933 to 1982 – from inception to when the magazine changed frequency to monthly. Available in the full-colour that defined its presence on newsstands for half a century, you can search and browse the Weekly archive on Trove.

For a complete list of all the covers and articles featured in this exhibition enter the following search in the Trove discovery service: “Exhibition NLA In Every Home”

Australian Newspapers Online

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