Issued monthly, Parade claims to have "25 great, true stories from history" in every issue. While I wasn't personally familiar with Parade magazine prior to today ... trust me, if you're into Australian history you WILL find these fascinating.
With each issue around 60 pages, the stories together with the regular features such As Things Were, Know Your Ancestors, Parade Post, Book Reviews, and the Paradewords crossword make for fascinating reading. Just as the Inside History magazine is Australia's current history and genealogy magazine, the Parade magazine was back then. Although I don't know the exact timeframe that it was produced, we have issues ranging from 1968-1980.
In browsing through a few issues, there are stories of men who were awarded VCs, and other military related articles, stories of sports men and their remarkable feats, stories of good men and bad women (and vice versa), convicts and politicians, pioneers, novelists, incidents from history, early inventions, stories of regional towns and more. You'll find stories on Charles Kingston 'Smithy' Smith, and Elizabeth Woolcock who was the only white woman to be hanged in South Australia.
For all with a love of Australian history and heritage, we have to thank our Australian 'Parade' magazine for recording such remarkable stories.
We have a total of 76 issues, and have a request that they are to be sold as a complete set. So if you, or your organisation would like to own this amazing collection, now is your chance.
The issues we have:
1970: Jul, Nov
1971: Jan, Feb, Apr, Aug, Oct
1972: Feb, Mar, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
1973: Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
1974: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
1975: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
1976: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
1977: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Nov
1978: Apr, May, Jun, Nov, Dec
1979: Jan, Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct