But if trawling through papers to find the odd interesting article is not to your interest, perhaps the latest addition to the library's digitalisation projects will excite you a little more.
Australian Women's Weekly Magazines
1933 - 1983 Digitisation Project
Might you want to read a juicy romance serial story?
Do old advertisements promising weight loss from laxative 'Ford Pills' give you a giggle? Perhaps you get a kick out of seeing old ads for familiar products or companies still around today.
Would you want to see hundreds of photos of people, both celebrities and everyday folk, from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, sporting beautiful fashions and hairstyles?
Perhaps you might be needing a recipe to rock the socks off friends at a dinner party. After all, who could say no to macaroni stuffed peppers or carrots arabella?
For the crafty knitter there is no end of knitting patterns available....
If, like me, you are saying "Yes! Yes! Yes!" then head over the the digitisation project at Trove, accessible through this handy landing page.