The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – January 1916
3 January p6
CANBERRA OR ANZAC?
The correspondent of “The Advertiser” who last Monday suggested the substitution of Anzac ‘.for Canberra as the name l of the Federal capital must be delighted with the enthusiastic reception of his idea. As his Excellency the Governor has said, it is a great idea, and decidedly it has caught on… “Canberra” as yet has no associations which should cause, reluctance .to abandon it. It has no historical significance; no tender or glorious memories are enshrined in its three syllables.
4 January p7
PIRACY AND MURDER: SINKING OF THE PERSIA.
AUSTRALIANS ON BOARD. SAVED NUMBER 153.
LONDON, January 3.
The directors of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company state that the liner Persia, which was sunk in the Eastern Mediterranean on Thursday, was torpedoed without warning, and sank in a few minutes. The chief officer and other survivors have arrived at—(name censored in Adelaide). The passengers included Mr. J. de Renzy, who had booked for Auckland, and Mr. G. Hogg, who was a passenger for Sydney. The fate of these gentlemen is uncertain.
5 January p8
RED CROSS INFORMATION BUREAU.
On behalf of the Australian Red Cross Society, and at the request of Lady Galway (the South Australian president), Sir Josiah Symon, K.C., has completed the organisation of an information bureau in Adelaide for the purpose of supplying in-formation to relatives and friends in the State concerning the wounded, sick, or missing soldiers… The bureau will be opened to-day at the office in Verco Buildings, North-terrace… The bureau will be entirely controlled and carried on by members of the legal profession in South Australia, who have freely offered their services.
10 January p7
At the executive meeting of the Good Templar Order on Friday the grand secretary was instructed to send the following telegram to the Minister of Defence:-The International Order of Good Templars of South Australia respectfully but strongly protest against the introduction of the wet canteen in camps of Expeditionary Forces, A letter is following. The grand secretary was instructed to write giving reasons for protesting against the proposal to introduce the wet canteens in the camps.
10 January p8
FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS
The Lady Galway Clubhouse, for returned soldiers, at Henley Beach, was formally opened on Saturday afternoon. The structure is built upon the sandhills in the southern residential area and overlooks the gulf. The site is ideal and the mend in khaki will appreciate a day at the seaside under conditions of comfort offered by the building…
14 January p6
The Prime Minister and Mrs. Hughes were on Thursday accorded a farewell luncheon at Federal Parliament House, Melbourne, by the members of the Ministry and their wives. In proposing the health of the Prime Minister and Mrs. Hughes the Minister of Defence (Senator Pearce), who will act as Prime Minister during Mr Hughes’ absence, wished them a safe and pleasant trip-a sentiment that was heartily endorsed by all present. The Prime Minister leaves for Sydney on Saturday, and on the following Wednesday he will embark on the R.M.S. Osterley for London.
18 January, p7
THE VACATION ENDED
RUSH AT THE ADELAIDE HIGH SCHOOL.
Primary and high schools all over the State were reopened on Monday after the Christmas vacation… There was an unprecedented pressure upon the staff at the Adelaide High School… the Headmaster had a trying day, for not only was there a rush of new pupils, but he was short of five members of his staff, three of whom had enlisted…