Early editions of the nation’s favourite magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly, are now available online – as the National Library of Australia’s Christmas gift to the nation. Issues of the iconic magazine, from the first publication on 10 June 1933 to when it changed to a monthly on 15 December 1982, are now online at trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper for everyone to read now and into the future. The project was undertaken with the assistance of the State Library of NSW and in conjunction with the magazine’s publisher, ACP Magazines.

December 29

Acting Director-General of the National Library Warwick Cathro said for more than 75 years, The Australian Women’s Weekly has told Australia’s stories, from royals to our first female prime minister, from war to fashion, through words and photographs. ‘The National Library is proud to lead the way by combining cutting-edge digitisation technology with such an icon of Australian publishing history in order to make this gift to the nation possible,’ Dr Cathro said.

The digitisation of The Australian Women’s Weekly coincides with the first birthday of the Library’s free discovery service Trove trove.nla.gov.au/ where digitised copies can be accessed. 

-All text quoted from the National Library of Australia’s media release