Magazine Info

Becketts Budget

Published on Friday’s in Sydney during the roaring 20s and 30s, Beckett’s Budget was a controversial weekly newspaper-style magazine which emphasised men’s interests and issues, from politics and sport to motoring and … ladies.

Its front covers often featured young women that were scantilly-clad by 1920s and 30s standards, but certainly not by today’s standards.

This is also true of its penchant for sensational stories of adultery and hedonism – stories truly scandalous for their time but laughable in hindsight.

WARNING: These huge cultural changes also effects other aspects of the magazine’s content, with some of the sexist and racist opinions expressed in it potentially offensive.

Below are example magazine covers from different decades. Click on an image to view a larger version.