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Smiths Weekly

An independent weekly published in Sydney, but read all over Australia, Smith’s Weekly was one of Australia’s most patriotic newspaper-style magazines.

Mainly directed at the male market, it mixed sensationalism, satire and controversial opinions with sporting and finance news.

It also included short stories, and many cartoons and caricatures as a main feature of its lively format.

WARNING: The representation of women and minority groups in the media changed dramatically in the latter part of last century and some of the sexist, racist and homophobic opinions expressed in this type of publication are potentially offensive by today’s standards.

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

1930s

1940s

1950s

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