Missing Australian Women’s Weekly mags


The current edition of the National Library’s newsletter has asked for help finding missing editions of this Australian classic so they can be digitised. The AWW was the  staple women’s magazine at a time when we weren’t all inundated with choices. Women are traditionally difficult to research and while we might not find our own ancestor among its pages, we will get a good sense of their lives at the time – it wasn’t all celebrity news in those days. Apart from anything else we’ll get a laugh to think of the fashions we wore.

Just imagine being able to check out the wedding pictures to find examples of different styles of wedding dresses in different decades. It might even help you identify the person in an unlabeled photo in your collection.

So if you’re a hoarder (or a family member is) see if you can help out the NLA with copies for their digital program.

http://www.nla.gov.au/digicoll/AWWmissingissueslist.html

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