The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – August 1916
7 August 1916 p 7
THE CIVIC RECPETION
CROWD AT THE TOWN HALL
Enthusiasm was the note that dominated the civic reception to Mt Hughes in Adelaide….A crowd gathered at an early hour in front of the Town Hall, which was decorated with flags…Wholehearted was the ovation raised when the Prime Minter appeared… The building was crowded , and when Mr and Mrs Hughes entered the hall the audience stood and cheered in unison…
7 August 1916 p 7 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6462550
TWO YEARS OF WAR
MESSAGES FROM THE KING
The King has sent the following message to the head of each of the Allied States:
I desire on the second anniversary of the great conflict, in which my country and her gallant Allies are engaged, to convey to you my steadfast resolution and prosecute the war until our united efforts have attained the objects for which we in common have taken up arms. I feel assured that you are in accord with me in the determination that the sacrifices which our valiant troops have so nobly made shall not be offered in vain, and that the liberties for which they are fighting shall be fully guaranteed and assured.
7 August 1916 p8
RED CROSS HOSPITAL
OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR
An audience of several thousand persons assembled on Saturday afternoon at the Mareeba Hospital, Woodville, which has been taken over by the Red Cross Society and converted into a convalescent hospital to be known as the Red Cross Hospital No. 1….
Lady Galway, as president of the South Australian branch of the Red Cross Society, was received with applause. She said it was a proud day for the workers in connection with the society
11 August 1916 p8
THE SUEZ CANAL: HOW IT WAS SAVED.
PART OF THE AUSTRALIANS.
Mr. Massey, the war correspondent with the British and Australian forces engaged against the Turks at the Katia oasis, in the Sinai Desert, telegraphed from Romani on Sunday:—
“I can now give fuller details concerning the work of the Australian and New Zealand mounted men in the fight on Friday and Saturday. These magnificent troops fought with tenacity, courage, and endurance, comparable with their greatest deeds on Gallipoli Peninsula. Their part in over throwing the Turkish attempt to reach the Suez Canal will stand out as one of the finest achievements of the Austral-Asian troops during the war, and will illumine the pages of the short but illustrious military history of Australasia. These hardy men do not consider fatigue or hardship. The Australian Light Horse was in touch with the enemy for 48 hours, the two brigades taking turn and turn about. The 1st Brigade came into contact with the Turks at midnight on Thursday, and the two brigades fought them without interruption until darkness on Saturday.
25 August 1916 p6
A solemn and tender interest attaches to the commemoration of today. Violet Day was established last year as a national tribute of honor to the heroic dead and of sympathy with the bereaved who have lost dead ones in the war. With those objects it unites an effort to increase the provision of cheer for the living who offer themselves in the same noble cause as that for which the fallen gave their lives. The sweet and modest little violet has been chosen as the emblem for the day, to remind us all by its fragrance of what we owe to the men who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country.