My find today on Trove is an advertisement that my Grandmother Cluna Irene Donnelly (nee O'Connor) placed in the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate in July 1943. Losing her handbag, money and ration books would of been devastating for her, especially considering the circumstances which she had found herself in at the time. She had already had a terrible year as her husband (my grandfather) Mervyn James Phillip Donnelly had passed away in January leaving her to raise their six children (who were aged between about thirteen and one) alone with her being reliant on the widows pension and child endowment to support them all.
Source: Advertising. (1943, July 1). Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , p. 6. Retrieved October 7, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133412780
LOST by widow. Wed., 10.55 a.m. Cardiff bus, Lady's Handbag, containing £6 and 7 Ration Books. Reward on return, Mrs. DONNELLY, 6 Russell-road, Cardiff.