Although I found several images from a search for "Christmas Shopping" on Trove most of them had copyright restrictions that prevented me from sharing them on this blog.
The image is entitled "MELBOURNE, VIC. 1942-12-21. A MEMBER OF THE AIF HAS DIFFICULTY KEEPING HIS MONEY FROM HIS WIFE DURING A CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXPEDITION."
Mr GeniAus can empathise with this serviceman. Times never change!
Thanks to The Australian War Memorial for allowing members of the public to share their photos.