The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – February 1915
Today South Australia will do its part in the celebration of the ‘national’ holiday of the Commonwealth. It has sometimes been suggested that the States generally might find an event more worthy of commemoration that the landing of Captain Phillip’s gang of 70 convicts at Port Jackson on January 26, 1788…
Monday 1 February, p 6
EARLY CLOSING OF LIQUOR BARS
South Australia Referendum As to the Hour for Closing of Bar Rooms in Licensed Promises
On the 12th November 1913, the following resolution was passed in the House of Assembly, –
“That a referendum be taken of the House of Assembly electors at the next general election to fix the hour when bar-rooms in premises licensed for the supply of intoxicating liquors should be compulsorily closed.”
The hour at present is 11 o’clock pm
1. That the hour be 6 pm
2. That the hour be 7pm
3. That the hour be 8 pm
4. That the hour be 9 pm
5. That the hour be 10 pm
6. That the hour be 11 pm
Wednesday 3 February p6
THE PEOPLE’S BREAD.
As a result of the harvest failure the State’s supply of wheat and flour is so limited that there can be no hope of any export trade in breadstuffs during the current year. Happily, however, the position in South Australia…is better than that in some of the other States, where the shortage is so great as to render importation necessary.
Saturday 6 February, p 14
MORE AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS
ANOTHER 10,000 CONTINGENT
A further contingent of 10,000 men has been offered to the War Office by the Australian Government for active service, and the War Office has accepted the offer… It is regarded as probable that the contingent will consist of one infantry brigade and three brigades of light horse – a little more than 10,000 in all.
Saturday 6 February, p16
A WHITE AUSTRALIA.
THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH. MR. FISHER PROTESTS.
There was considerable comment in Federal political circles today on the speech delivered by the Governor of South Australia (Sir Henry Galway), in which he questioned the wisdom of the White Australia policy. Federal Ministers were particularly severe in their criticism, but they were not disposed to make any statements for publication. They preferred to leave this task to the Prime Minister (Mr. Fisher). He did not hesitate to express his views. “If the words attributed by the press to the Governor of South Australia were uttered by him,” he said, “‘they constitute a grave official indiscretion which cannot be allowed to pass without notice, nor for a day without protest.”
Tuesday 16 February, p6
A MESSAGE FROM QUEEN ELISABETH
In replying to a vote of thanks… at a lecture in aid of the Belgium Relief Fund… His Excellency the Governor said “…For a small state like South Australia, with its population, to have given roughly 30,000 pounds towards [the Belgium Relief Fund and the Red Cross] is a practical testimony to the sympathy the people have with the residents of Belgium.”
Lady Gallway said “…By the last mail I received a letter from Queen Elisabeth [of Belgium] commanding me to express her best thanks to all who had assisted with the fund. Her Majesty said she had been deeply touched on learning that under such conditions so much had been done for Belgium.
Thursday 18 February, p 6