Welcome to the National Archives of Australia’s Banned blog. Over the next 12 months we will delve into the secret history of Australian censorship by exploring some of the books that were banned during the 20th century.

To find out more about what was banned and why, head to our About page.

This blog accompanies our new café display on show at the National Archives in Canberra from late January 2013.

Intimate Romances - front cover of banned magazine

Intimate Romances, May 1938
Banned: c.1930s
NAA: C3059, Intimate Romances