THE GREAT AMERICAN MEDICINES WESTON'S WIZARD OIL PRICE HALF A CROWN Established in Australia in 1864. A MEDICINE to be taken in- ternally, and used externally, for all NERVOUS DISEASES and INFLAMMATORY ACHES and PAINS, composed of the choicest Aromatic Herbs, Healing Gums, Balsams, and Vegetable Oils. Cures Rheumatism, Sci- atica, Gout, Neuralgia, Cholera, Spasms, Headache, Coughs and Colds, etc, WESTON'S WIZARD OIL has the power to distribute itself over every part of the body internally as well as externally, curing the most inveterate cases of tumors, ulcers, scrofula, diseased liver, piles, swellings, wounds, etc. etc. I N T E R N A L U S E—Weston's Wizard Oil, as a medicine for inward use, may be relied upon as a prompt relief for a depressed vital action, and a regulator of the disturbed circulation of the blood, produced by any cause whatever. Source: The Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Saturday 2 May 1885
Weston's Wizard Oil
Weston was an entertainer who toured Australia and New Zealand from the 1860s to the 1880s, putting on free two-hour shows featuring jokes, songs and comic tales that incorporated lots of plugs for his products. A NZ correspondent to London's The Era in August 1872 wrote of Weston as follows: FRANK WESTON, the Wizard Oil Prince, is here. He is a comical card, possessing a great amount of dry Yankee wit, humour and assurance. His entertainments are free, and it is needless to add that he draws “crowded houses” nightly. The usual style of his public announcements are that “he will dig down and speak a piece.” Audience members would receive a booklet called Frank Weston's Australian Companion: A Selection of Valuable Recipes for Cooking, &c., with Much Information about Horses, Cattle, Social, Witty, and Other Important Subjects As well as the Wizard Oil, Weston manufactured Weston's Magic Pills and Mexican Mustang Liniment. The image shown was printed as part of the following advert: .