The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – December 1916
2 Dec 1916 p 13
IRRIGATION AT POMPOOTA
A Chance For Soldiers
The fact that not more than 40 soldiers have taken advantage of the liberal terms offered by the Government to induce them to go through a course of training in irrigation work and quality themselves to become blockholders on the irrigation area at Pompoota shows that the men do not realise the advantages of the scheme.
9 Dec 1916 p 17
The arrangements for the initial demonstration on Friday next (15/12/1916), with the object of raising a national fund with which to re-establish returned soldiers in civil life
are shaping satisfactorily. Several committees, under the general management of the Minister of Industry (Hon. R. P. Blundell) and the Secretary of the State War Council (Mr. Victor H Ryan) are working literally night and day to complete the details that will contribute to a great success.
15 Dec 1916 p 10
NEW RECRUITING SCHEME: 16,500 men a month wanted
The Director of Recruiting announced today that under the new scheme it was designed to raise approximately 16,500 men in Australia monthly and each State would be required to supply the following monthly quotas:- New South Wales, 6,287; Victoria, 4,574; Queensland, 2,400; South Australia, 1,300; Western Australia, 1,124; Tasmania, 647. Mr. Mackinnon also indicated that a publicity campaign would be launched for the purpose of placing before the people of Australia the gravity of the present-position and the necessity of raising the men desired.
15 Dec 1916 p 13
Miss Pankhurst on the War
There was a large gathering of women at the AWU Hall in Flinders Street on Thursday afternoon when Miss Adela Pankhurst delivered an address on matters arising out of the war. Speaking in connection with the utilisation of iron, Miss Pankhurst said it would be far better for Australia if the iron could be kept here and used for railways and other development work. With respect to peace, she said the Germans had stated their terms and if the Allies could not accept them they should put forward something better in the interests of humanity. Some people had said they should go on to the bitter end, but if they were sincere they should go to the front themselves. Quite enough blood had been split and the war should not be continued out of revenge. The meeting carried a resolution in favour of peace negotiations being opened up immediately so that the war could be brought to an end…
21 Dec 1916 p9
ARMY NURSES: A FAREWELL GATHERING
There was a pleasant social gathering at the Edith Cavell Army Nurses’ Club, North Terrace, on Wednesday afternoon, when members and friends met to say farewell to 23 of their number who are about to proceed to the front.
28 Dec 1916 p 4
The ceremony commemorated by South Australians to-day is one that has always touched the popular imagination. Eighty years ago, among the sand hills of Glenelg, under the historic gumtree now in the last stage of decrepitude, Governor Hindmarsh issued his famous proclamation declaring the Government to be established, and enjoining assembled colonists to obey the laws, practise industry, maintain religious observances, and treat the blacks humanely. South Australia was described in this document as “His Majesty’s Province,” William IV. being King