The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – February 1916
1 February, p6
LAST DAY OF THE WAR LOAN
Today is the final day on which the banks and post-offices through the Commonwealth can receive subscriptions to the present issue of the Commonwealth War loan, and it cannot be too strongly impressed upon those who have not yet subscribed that it is their duty to the nation and themselves to put into the war loan every pound they can raise for the purpose…
2 February, p7
A HEARTY WELCOME: RETURNED SOLDIERS
The Town Hall bells rang out their welcoming chimes to yet another batch of khaki-clad warriors from the front…
7 February, p6
AUSTRALIA’S SHARE IN THE WAR.
Mr. Fisher’s arrival in London has provided further opportunities’ for public acknowledgment of the splendid part Australia is taking in the war. Not only statesmen but soldiers eulogise the unsurpassed valour of her troops in the Gallipoli campaign. We have the word of Britain’s greatest military authority, Lord Kitchener, that no troops have ever fought better than the forces from the Commonwealth…
7 February p6
GOOD ADVICE TO SOLDIERS: ‘Let Duty and Discipline by your Watchword’
Sir Josiah Symon presented the 9th Reinforcements of the 27th Battalion with two flags and three bugles on Saturday, The gift was made in front of the Mitcham cam headquarters… ‘You are leaving to join you comrades at the front and to do you ‘bit’. Yours will be the undying honour of going to do battle for home and country, for our women and children, and for freedom, truth and righteousness…’
9 February p9
INTO A JOB AGAIN: WORK FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS.
With fresh batches of soldiers periodically arriving from the front, and their return in many instances to civil occupations, the activities of the Special Employment Bureau in Flinders-street are of continued interest to the public. This bureau was established by the State Government several months ago at the in-stance of the War Council for the purpose of helping the men to suitable forms of livelihood…
12 February p8
ALMOST THE REAL THING: TRENCH WARFARE AT MITCHAM
Loud detonations in the direction of the Mitcham camp on Thursday afternoon indicated that something out of the common was occurring at that centre of military activities. It appears that a grenadier attack on trenches was responsible for the vibrations that disturbed the peace of the usually quiet neighbourhood…
12 February p9
DISTINCTIONS FOR NURSES: A NEW DECORATION.
The Defence Department has received particulars of the decoration styled the Royal Red Cross, to be awarded in recognition of special services rendered in recognition of special services rendered in nursing the sick and wounded of the Army and navy. The decoration is divided into two classes. … The number of awards is not to exceed 2 per cent, of the total establishment of nurses in the first class, and 5 per cent, in the second class
14 February p10
PRISONERS OF WAR
The Minister of External Affairs has received a communication from the Prisoners of War Information Bureau, London , drawing attention to the fact that letters intended for British prisoner of war interned in Germany or Turkey are continually being sent from Australia to them, whereas the bureau deals only with letters intended for enemy prisoners. Letters intended for British prisoners find their way in due course to the postal censor, and if should be sufficient to address the, to the camp in the enemy country in which the prisoner is interned.
15 February p9
AMUSEMENTS: The Nurse Cavell Pictures
… The Martyrdom of Nurse Cavell’ is a thrilling story, showing the main items of the martyrdom of the heroic lady without burdening it with harrowing details. The picture has received the approval of the Minister of Defence who expressed the opinion that part from its value as an historic study, it should prove a tremendous attraction to those who have not yet decided to enlist in the service of their country.
22 February p6
LAND FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS
Federal and State Ministers are to be congratulated on the excellent scheme for settling returned soldiers on the land which they have agreed upon at the Melbourne conference. Details remain to be filled in, but the principles have been so well thought out that there should be no difficulty in getting the plan into working order at an early date.