In this post I share a glimpse inside the September 1969 issue of The 1860 Settler Magazine, which featured the sultry Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore on its cover.
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The 1860 Settler magazine featured several short stories, many of which were romantic or family orientated.
The magazine always included a section on cooking or baking. Several local people also featured in the many adverts which reflect the favored brands and tastes of the Indian community at that time.
Some relationship advice for wives on how to mould the perfect husband – although it was more relevant in the 1960’s than it is now.
“You’ve recently acquired a husband…here are a few tips on how to treat this new possession, how to raise him and how to develop him to become enjoyable and comfortable company in the home” (Settler, 1969)
Besides its entertainment value, the Settler also served an aspirational purpose, encouraging the Indian community to strive for success, while embracing a modern lifestyle.
THE 1860 SETTLER Magazine, Sept 1969.