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The Australian                                      

Women's Weekly

 

 

When Frank Packer set up The Australian Women's Weekly, he appointed WEP's good friend, George Warnecke as editor.  George brought WEP in and together they created the original dummy in 1933.  

WEP stayed with the Weekly until 1949 at which time he resigned from Australian Consolidated Press to concentrate on his portrait painting.  However he remained as a contributor to ACP for many years and his numerous famous covers continued throughout the 1950s.  The following is a selection of some of them.  Some images are missing as the covers were part of my parent's collection, which was stolen by a person who my elderly mother had trusted.

AWW 1933 Jun-10 FIRST EDITION.jpg (74392 bytes)

1933 Jun-10

FIRST EDITION

 

 

AWW 1938 Aug-27 PORTRAIT.jpg (63870 bytes)

1938 Aug-27

PORTRAIT

 

 

AWW 1940 Feb-03.jpg (61965 bytes)  

ISSUE STOLEN

from my parent's collection

AWW 1941 Nov-1 NIGHT FIGHTERS.jpg (66927 bytes)  

ISSUE STOLEN

from my parent's collection

1940 Feb-3

1941 May-24

IN A MALAYAN BAZAAR

1941 Nov-1

NIGHT FIGHTERS

1942 Apr-4

EASTER 1942

 

 

AWW 1942 May-2 GENERAL MACARTHUR.jpg (58963 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

 

ISSUE STOLEN

from my parent's collection

AWW 1942 Jul-04 AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY.jpg (89097 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

 

ISSUE STOLEN

from my parent's collection

1942 May-2

GENERAL MACARTHUR

1942 Jun-20

VERSES FROM HOME

1942 Jul-4

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

1942 Sep-26

VERSES

 

 

AWW 1942-Oct-10.jpg (391442 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

 

ISSUE STOLEN

from my parent's collection

AWW 1943 Apr-24.jpg (63227 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

AWW 1943 Jul-03 INDEPENDENCE DAY 1943.jpg (33318 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

1942 Oct-10

[UNTITLED SOLDIER]

1943 Mar-13

AND WE TALK ABOUT SACRIFICES!

1943 Apr-24

1943 Jul-03

INDEPENDENCE DAY 1943

 

 

AWW 1943 Aug-7.jpg (57467 bytes) AWW 1943 Oct-30.jpg (73075 bytes) AWW 1943 Nov-20 INTERIOR - COCKPIT, TRANSPORT PLANE.jpg (71501 bytes) AWW 1944 Jan-15 NO CHANGE GIVEN HERE.jpg (65645 bytes)
1943 Aug-7

ISSUE STOLEN

1943 Oct-30

ISSUE STOLEN

1943 Nov-20

INTERIOR - COCKPIT, TRANSPORT PLANE

1944 Jan-15

NO CHANGE GIVEN HERE

ISSUE STOLEN

 

 

 

ISSUE STOLEN

from my parent's collection

AWW 1944 Feb-12.jpg (73506 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

 

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from my parent's collection

AWW 1944 Feb-26 CARDS ON A NORTHERN BEACH.jpg (67445 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

1944 Jan-22

AUSTRALIA DAY 1944

1944 Feb-12

1944 Feb-19

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS LOOKING OVER A SPITFIRE

1944 Feb-26

CARDS ON A NORTHERN BEACH

 

 

AWW 1944 Apr-8 EASTER SERVICE.jpg (55477 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

AWW 1944 May-13 SGT TC (DIVER) DERRICK VC DCM.jpg (39654 bytes)

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AWW 1944 Jul-01 July 4 AMERICAN INDEPENCE DAY.jpg (33447 bytes)

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AWW 1944 Jul-29 BARBER'S SHOP IN A FORWARD AREA.jpg (57131 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

1944 Apr-8

EASTER SERVICE

1944 May-13

SGT TC (DIVER) DERRICK VC DCM

1944 Jul-01

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

1944 Jul-29

BARBER'S SHOP IN A FORWARD AREA

 

 

AWW 1945 Apr-21 OUR SPLENDID RAAF.jpg (64344 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

AWW 1945 Jul-21 LITTLE WEP.jpg (54840 bytes) AWW 1945 Sep-1.jpg (65409 bytes) AWW 1945 Oct-20.jpg (59216 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

1945 Apr-21

OUR SPLENDID RAAF

1945 Jul-21

LITTLE WEP

1945 Sep-1

1945 Oct-20
 

 

AWW 1946 Apr-6 EPIC OF STALINGRAD.jpg (63415 bytes)

ISSUE STOLEN

AWW 1946 Apr-20 EASTER.jpg (61005 bytes)  

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from my parent's collection

AWW 1946 Sep-21 PARIS FASHION PARADE.jpg (52803 bytes)

1946 Apr-6

EPIC OF STALINGRAD

1946 Apr-20

EASTER

1946 Jun-08

VICTORY MARCH - LONDON

1946 Sep-21

PARIS FASHION PARADE

 

 

AWW 1946 Nov-2.jpg (68263 bytes)

AWW 1947 Jun-14 FOURTEENTH BIRTHDAY - OUR COVERS THROUGH THE YEARS.jpg (105025 bytes) AWW 1947 Mar-29.jpg (43014 bytes) AWW 1947 Oct-18 IN THE PARK.jpg (113098 bytes)
1946 Nov-2

1947 Jun-14

FOURTEENTH BIRTHDAY

1947 Mar-29

ROYAL EASTER SHOW

1947 Oct-18

 

 

AWW 1948 Mar-20 ROYAL EASTER SHOW.jpg (78966 bytes)

AWW 1948 Oct-30 DARK HORSE.jpg (63608 bytes)

AWW 1949 Oct-29 THE CUP OR BUST.jpg (61929 bytes)

AWW 1950 Apr-1 BULL'S EYE VIEW.jpg (59722 bytes)

1948 Mar-20

ROYAL EASTER SHOW

1948 Oct-30

DARK HORSE

1949 Oct-29

THE CUP OR BUST

1950 Apr-1

BULL'S EYE VIEW

 

 

AWW 1950 Jul-22 NU SEASON SWIM SUITS.jpg (91248 bytes)

AWW 1950 Aug-26 BUS QUEUE.jpg (92747 bytes)

AWW 1950 Sep-23 ROYAL MELBOURNE DIAMOND JUBILEE SHOW.jpg (62799 bytes)

AWW 1950 Nov-4 MELBOURNE CUP.jpg (61874 bytes)

1950 Jul-22

1950 Aug-26

1950 Sep-23

ROYAL MELBOURNE DIAMOND JUBILEE SHOW

1950 Nov-4

MELBOURNE CUP

 

 

AWW 1950 Dec-2 OUT FOR A DUCK.jpg (55395 bytes)

AWW 1951 Feb-10 WEP VISITS A WHILE-YOU-WAIT LAUNDRY.JPG (75998 bytes)

AWW 1951 Mar-24 EASTER PARADE.jpg (58207 bytes)

AWW 1951 Apr-14 FAMILY BATHROOM.JPG (68409 bytes)

1950 Dec-2

OUT FOR A DUCK

1951 Feb-10

WEP VISITS A WHILE-YOU-WAIT LAUNDRY

1951 Mar-24

EASTER PARADE

1951 Apr-14

FAMILY BATHROOM

 

 

AWW 1951 May-26 WEP'S FOOTBALL A LA FRANCE.JPG (70734 bytes)

AWW 1951 Jun-27 WEP VISITS THE STAR'S DRESSING ROOM.JPG (83967 bytes)

AWW 1951 Jul-6 FEDERATION JUBILEE.jpg (61933 bytes)

AWW 1951 Aug-29 FATHER'S DAY IN THE KITCHEN.jpg (68138 bytes)

1951 May-26

WEP'S FOOTBALL A LA FRANCE

1951 Jun-27

WEP VISITS THE STAR'S DRESSING ROOM

1951 Jul-6

FEDERATION JUBILEE

1951 Aug-29

FATHER'S DAY IN THE KITCHEN

 

 

AWW 1951 Oct-10 HOME-BUILDING 1951 STYLE.jpg (71752 bytes)

AWW 1951 Nov-21 LITTLE BUSH SCHOOL.jpg (50694 bytes)

AWW 1952 Jan-23 BEACH SCENE.JPG (82287 bytes)

AWW 1952 Mar-05 HARVEST TIME.jpg (65211 bytes)

1951 Oct-10

HOME BUILDING 1951 STYLE

1951 Nov-21

LITTLE BUSH SCHOOL

1952 Jan-23

BEACH SCENE

1952 Mar-5

HARVEST TIME

 

 

AWW 1952 Apr-30 YOUNG WEP.jpg (67828 bytes)

AWW 1952 Jul-16.jpg (61394 bytes)

AWW 1952 Oct-29 MOTHER BUYS A HAT.JPG (65962 bytes)

AWW 1952 Dec-3 BUT ONCE A YEAR.jpg (44609 bytes)

1952 Apr-30

YOUNG WEP

1952 Jul-16

 

1952 Oct-29

MOTHER BUYS A HAT

1952 Dec-3

BUT ONCE A YEAR

 

 

AWW 1953 Nov-4 MELBOUNE CUP SWEEP.jpg (52443 bytes) AWW 1954 Oct-20 SCHOOL BUS.jpg (82925 bytes) AWW 1954 Dec-01 TEST-ING TIME.jpg (57769 bytes) AWW 1955 Nov-2 THIS WEEK'S AUSTRALIAN LOOK.JPG (72481 bytes)

1953 Nov-4

MELBOUNE CUP SWEEP

1954 Oct-20

SCHOOL BUS

1954 Dec-1

TEST-ing TIME!

1955 Nov-2

THIS WEEK'S AUSTRALIAN LOOK

 

 

AWW 1956 Jun-20 SATURDAY NIGHT.jpg (63480 bytes) AWW 1956 Nov-7 CUP PARADE.jpg (60367 bytes) AWW 1959 Nov-04 CUP DAY, MELBOURNE, 1959.jpg (97188 bytes)

1956 Jun-20

SATURDAY NIGHT

1956 Nov-7

CUP PARADE

1959 Nov-4

CUP DAY, MELBOURNE, 1959

 

We are actively collecting copies of The Australian Women’s Weekly from the 1930's to 1950's with WEP covers. If you know of the existence of a WEP cover, please email Peter with the details.

Last Updated - 27 August, 2009