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Page updated 17th August, 2014.
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Judging by the number of queries we've had over
the years from people looking for back
issues, the Aussie Post (as we'll call it on this
page) is one of the most eagerly sought publications in
Australia. We'll mirror those ads on this page and
encourage anyone with recollections or comments
concerning the Aussie Post to send in same, either via
email or snail mail. You'll find contact details at the
end of this page. Normally I don't load pages until
they're somewhat finalised. However, this page will
depend upon contributions so I've inserted images of some
of the better known columns to get things going.
Collections acquired are sometimes related to a subject,
column, or as you'll find below, the cover model.
You can find the early history of the Aussie
Post on the Wikipedia
site. Below are covers of the original AUSTRALASIAN in
September 14, 1867, WW2 format from 1941 and the first of
the modern issues of the Aussie Post from 31st October
REGULAR COLUMNS and COLUMNISTS
||THAT'S AUSTRALIA ALL OVER.
||WAKE UP AND LAUGH. Also 'Jest a
moment' which came later and was a shorter
version although they later ran concurrently.
||COME IN, SPINNER by Bill Wannan. A
tribute to Bill Wannan can be found here.
||MR WISDOM'S WHOPPER
||STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART, penned
by Alan Wauchope, who often
championed Black Australians in his stories of
Buggy wrote regular war and true crime articles.
CEDRIC by Douglas Tainsh - cartoon.
NED and his NEDDY by Ken Maynard - cartoon
NIPPER by Doug Wright - cartoon (import?)
VICKY THE VIKING by John Norton - cartoon (import?)
IN THE MICROGROOVE by Bruce Kneale - recordings
BETWEEN YOU AND US aka POST IT TO POST - letter column
LONG SAM by Al Capp and Bob Lubbers - comic strip
THE FACE OF AUSTRALIA - full page colour pictures of
QUIZ YOU - puzzles
CORN, BEEF and COLLIE by Ken Collie - humour
HOW'S YOUR EYE FOR DETAIL? - twin picture puzzle
REVIEW - books - by, among others?, Gordon Williams
WILDLIFE WORLD of David Fleay
TEST YOUR JUDGEMENT - legal arguments
AN OPINIONATED INDEX being a
listing of major contents (not necessarily the actual
titles if said titles don't accurately describe the
contents of same), occasional named Aussies and
interesting snippets of issues held. Why
not forward similar details of issues in your possession?
September 9, 1954:
'Lifer' by William Doyle part 5 serialised account of a
lifer in a US prison, great reading; Australia Invaded;
Australia's tennis factory female players production
line; Six-cylinder Wives are Best; 'Beat the Devil'
Bogart movie review.
November 11, 1954: Cover girl is Michele Safargy
from Sydney; 'Circus Doctor' part 2 serialised account by
Doug Henderson; Oomph at The Alice; 'Davey's Back', Jack
back after his heart attack; 'I Ate Tomorrow's Oil', oil
search on the WA coast; Laughter in the Courts; Len has a
new look - Len Hutton; Sing Song History.
February 10, 1955: Cover
girl is Liba Lippka; 'In for life' by Tom Runyon part 4
another true life prisoner to author; "The Girl we
didn't see' the cover girl; Tassie starts ticking!'
uranium in Tasmania; 'Fair go for our music-makers';
North Sydney a second 'twin' city; 'Backs to the Wall'
Darwin in WW2; Coonamble; Tahiti; Are you broadminded?;
Mickey Spillane on the screen.
February 14, 1955: Cover girl is Barbara
Rush; 'Atlantis - phantom raider' new serial by Ulrich
Mohr; Diana Dors; Let's be proud of our convict
ancestors!; cricketter bowler Pat Crawford; Jacques Fath;
Our "few" RAAF in WW2; The blind will see with
RADAR; Olympic Games yachts; Anne Kidman; 'The Caine
May 5, 1955: Cover girl is Leah
McCartney; 'Desert Doctor' is Alberto Denti; Bob Dyer;
Ladies' night atire; Our TP (time payment!) debt; How to
become a politician; RAAF over the Bismarck Sea; Yarra
Bank barackers; Brando.
June 9, 1955: Cover girl is Mara Corday;
Marriage in Australia; Betty Hutton in Australia; The
Bullockys!; Jap advance in Malaya WW2; Boom in The Alice;
Duffing (Rustling) in the Never Never; W J Chidley of
July 14, 1955: Cover girl is Mala
English; Shocking Hollywood; Philosophy and Tears with
Jack Davey; Witches; Albert Mueller; The old Bush Liars;
WW2 wooden artillery; Early fliers.
September 8, 1955: Cover girl is Ann
Vines of Sydney; Flying Saucers; Our aristocracy; Jean
Maley; Shoplifting; WW2 Torture Track to Java; RAAF in
WW2; Alex Griffiths the Bird Man; Racing babies; Legends
of the silent Aussie; Monsters 'This Island Earth'.
January 5, 1956: car
advances; pogo!; What's your allergy?; What's behind the
Black Stump?; fighter Billy McDonnell; The Old Man and
his spider; WW1 Bullecourt; Gold coast boom; Albert
Namatjira; This is the greatest book against war 'Doctor
at Dien-bien-phu'; Helsinki Russian athletes; Japanese
January 19, 1956: Lung Cancer: Sing a
song of Outlaws - folk heroes from Kelly country; WW1
Passchendaele; Toby the dancing poodle photo; NY City
gold storage; Tram ticket psychology in 'See how you
April 5, 1956: Cover girl is Cleo Moore;
True confessions of a surgeon; Carnival of kisses; Jon
Henricks (of Tuncurry and Rhodes, NSW); Backblock
Cockatoos; cricketer 'Big' Jack Gregory; making ice cream
in RAAF Sabre jets; Jan Cridland; He gave missus a glass
of beer - gaoled; SF book review.
July 19, 1956: Cover girl is Toni Rees
from New Guinea; The Long Walk (escape from Siberian
prison camp); Sylt, the island with nothing on; Forgers;
Virgin birth; Colin Ross murder trial; John Edmondson VC
(snippet); Beryl White (snippet); George Edgington of The
Alice; Terror of the Sargasso; Match inventors.
August 23, 1956: Cover girl is Pauline
O'Dwyer of Melbourne; Lt Col G Nicol, OBE's Good on yer,
Dig!; Deserted women in Australia; Ghost nurse of
Sydney's Prince Alfred; Gladys Tester; Crommelin couple
of West Perth; Frank Turner's miracle Holden;
"Kenny" Burn; Addington trotting track in NZ;
Coccinelle; lost property; salt.
14, 1957: Cover girl is Greta Hellingman; Minnie
Mangum embezzler; Fairies; Nullarbor caves; David Fleay
on kangaroos; Bikinis in Queensland; Sharks; Hangman who
died first!; Joe Soloman of Kalgoorlie; Paule Guillou;
Bar drinkers; 'Tikki' Taylor; Tidal Waves.
February 21, 1957: Cover girl is Joanne
Hellingham, sister of last week's: Death in the Centre;
Australia's forgotten children; Anne Heywood; Josephine
Brodie of NZ; Gustava Rojos; David Fleay on the Goanna;
Sawfish; HMAS Yarra; Murder without the body; Ruth Smith;
MUP CSIRAC computer; Denham; Slaves for sale; Jack
Bohning of the alice; Robert Howes and Jean Turner;
Margot Day and Tod Devine; Pat Chapman.
February 28, 1957: Cover girl is Pamela Sanders
from Sydney, Mis South Pacific; Tiger in Kempekarai;
Fried egg can be poisonous; Olympic policy; David Fleay
on the emu; Helga Gonet Melbourne tram conductress, Sgt W
E Brown, VC, DCM; Arthur Trotter; Hadspen church; Cat
Tarama of Dave McConaghy and John Jesperson; Wendy
Martin; Paula Adams; Jack Braun; Good health.
November 5, 1964: Sean
Connery; Phobias; Women made-to-order; How to bowl fast
by Ian Meckiff; Frederick Mellinger; Cameron McTavish;
August 19, 1965: Cover
girl is Jacqueline Hickmont (also 14 Oct 65, 17 Aug 67)
of Sydney; Ned Kelly's girl; What makes an Idol? Normie
Rowe; Trams don't run at Lightning Ridge; The Matterhorn
disaster; Cape Melville cyclone gravestone; Jack Palance.
October 14, 1965: Cover girl is
Jacqueline Hickmont (also 19 Aug 65, 17 Aug 67) of
Sydney; Surfing at 20 knots!; What every drinker should
know; Darby McCarthy; Oberon subs; Dead Heart tourists;
Our biggest little railway - Diamond Valley; Boomerang
plane at Blacktown; NZ 'Bloodless' TV; Von Ryan's Express
December 16, 1965: Cover girl is Carol
Lynley; Marilyn extracts from Edwin Hoyt book; Beatletown
(Weybridge); George Stone; Have a good night's sleep;
Savages in the court (Justice R T Gore); Are you
artistic?; Wycheproof road/rail; Lady Hopetoun facelift;
Our Man Flint.
February 10, 1966: Cover
girl is Elke Sommer; Amazons on the mat; You and the new
gas age; Picaninny Ponds; Women men can't resist;
Market/Sussex Sts, Sydney 75 y ago and now; Jamieson
(Vic) Junction Hotel; Stella Stevens; David Janssen.
October 27, 1966: Cover girl is Kathy
Ford of Surfers; Lita Grey on Charlie Chaplin; How to
drown-proof your baby; Constantine Alonso Esteban; Pigs;
Billycart Brabhams; Early Migrants; Yvonne Stagg; Clive
Sinclair's Microvision; Rookwood Cemetery rail line;
Katoomba telescope; Wallaby steam loco at Port Kembla;
Bermagui photo; Shirley Bassey; L-Cpl Rambahadur Limbu,
VC; George Sanders; Maureen Farley.
November 3, 1966: Cover girl is Mary
Azzopardi of Melbourne; Graham Kennedy and his money;
Japanese massage; Mijanou Bardot; Diggers in Vietnam -
Russell Durant of North Ryde, John Wiles of Epping, David
Johnson of Indrop., Mike McBride of Manly, John Ladmore
of Bateman's Bay, John Williams of Narrabeen, John
Ackerley, Ray Suiter, Ashley Eyles of Annandale; Sean
Connery; Redeye missile; Rose Cottage at Wilberforce;
Ferrari 365P Special Berlinetta 3-seats; Joe from Borneo;
Kevin Layt of Toowoomba; Kenneth McIntyre; Eileen
O'Neill; "Frosty" Campbell of Thargomindah.
November 10, 1966: Cover girl is Norma
Gavin of Sydney; Cindy Ray; How to drive fast and be
safer by Ian Fraser; Kathy Troutt; Myer's of Melbourne;
June Webb; Janette McPherson; Shirley Adams; Buchan Caves
Reserve photo; Ossie Shoebridge; Sybil Burton; Caryl Joan
June 15, 1967: Cover
girl is Christine Lushwitz; Rosaleen Norton; Andy Ritter;
Yanks who come to stay; Wendy Myers; Christine Keeler;
Christian names; Joseph Moir; Do you talk too much?;
Channel tunnel; Liz Moore; Raul de Thuin; Diggers' snake;
Patrick Kerr; Diane Willman; Rod Taylor; Color freeze
photos; Bogie's a cult; Robert Carleson; Trousers and
bloomers; steam car; Pia Ambrosini.
July 20, 1967: Cover girl is Deanna Soutak;
Barbara Payton; Bill Collins (race caller); Jane
Dolinger; Nerves; Twiggy; 8-inch flat screen TV; Stephens
Ipswich cotton farm; Princess Fuerstenberg; Wendy
Leclaire; Australianisation of a Pommie.
August 17, 1967: Cover girl is Jackie Hickmont
(also 19 Aug, 14 Oct 65) now of Newcastle!; Undressed
beach; Faces of tomorrow; The big-time punters;
Porpoises; The man who make the (Melbourne) cup; Avro
707A in Williamstown (Vic) yard; State Govt office
building, Sydney 'Black Stump'; Bill Reid - blind Qld
Potter; Sharon Tate; Lana wood; Petula Clark; Sarah
A tribute to Bill Wannan can be found here.
Douglas Tainsh at the DAAO http://www.daao.org.au/main/read/6046
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