Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Online Resources: Australian Women's Weekly Magazines

The National Library of Australia has an excellent newspaper digitalisation project with scans and searchable OCR texts from Australian newspapers back to the earliest years of first prints.  Honestly, it can be rather fun reading through some of the old papers.  I've seen articles about the opening of the brand spanking new Treasury Hotel in Brisbane, a letter of complaint about the noisy youth in Spring Hill playing pranks with tin cans in the late 1800s and read a report about two men who were running a con-job by showing people the world's only 'dancing duck'.

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.

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