The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – July 1916
More important than any of the strategic successes achieved by the Allies in their offensives on three frontiers, considerable as they are, is to-day’s intimation as to the abundance of their munitions. Of the fabulous quantities turned out daily in Great Britain we may gather an idea from the statement that 90 arsenals and 3,500,000 workers, including 600,000 women, are engaged in their production, that the output of one type of machine gun alone is computed at hundreds a week, and that so numerous are the larger guns that placed with their limbers touching one another they would cover the entire distance occupied by the British in the West, extending from the sea to the Somme.
CHANNEL FROM THE TORRENS TO THE SEA.
Some years ago, when the flooded condition of the country between Thebarton and Henley Beach for months at short intervals was a source of serious loss to residents, several schemes for getting rid of the Torrens flood waters every year were proposed. One was to widen and deepen the Breakout Creek, and extend it south, so that the water could be turned direct into the Patawalonga, which would be converted into a small boat harbor. Another, was to cut a channel south of Henley Beach, from the Torrens to the sea, and otherwise to effect improvements which would facilitate the passage of the floodwaters, into the Gulf. One of the main objects of both propositions was to prevent the flow of the muddy water into the Port River at Grange and, incidentally, the silting up .of that-river. … In consequence of the comparatively dry winters since then both schemes have been allowed to stand in abeyance, but this year’s floods have resulted in such a great deposit of silt and the flooding of so much land that the Harbors Board has … suggested to the Government that something should be done to stop the silting of the river…
RHODES SCHOLARSHIP TAKEN FROM GERMANY.
A Select Committee of the House of Lords has framed a Bill to revoke the codicil in the will of Mr. Cecil Rhodes, in which be provides for scholarships at Oxford University for twelve German students. Mr. Rhodes believed that the creation of a Complete understanding between Great Britain, Germany, and the United States of America would render war impossible. … It is proposed to substitute for the German scholarships twelve additional scholarships within the British Empire.
25 July 1916 p5
This map shows not only by the shaded portion the amount of ground covered by the Allies since their offensive on the Somme began on July 1, but also the position of Pozieres, where the Australians are now fighting. Pozieres and Guillemont, which is to the south-east of it, are the bastions of the German line, and they defend the approach to Combles. Pozieres is just to the south of the village of Thiepval, where heavy battles have recently occurred, and it is in the vicinity of Longueval, and the Delville woods.
26 July 1916 p 6
THE MEASLES OUTBREAK
There were 119 cases of measles reported last week. Seventeen cases occurred in the City, 12 at Unley, five at Neales Flat, and four cases at Norwood, Mitcham Camp, Bull’s Creek, and Lochiel.