The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – May 1917
5 May 1917 p15
The Australians in battle: fine work at Bullecourt; Transport Arcadian torpedoed
The fourth stage of the tremendous battle of Arras was begun on Thursday, and Field-Marshal Haig reports that he penetrated the Hindenburg line. The fighting was terribly severe, and both the Australians and the Canadians were prominent. The losses of the Germans in men, guns, and morale are worse than those sustained at Verdun last year. The British Government has decided to make the Imperial War Conference a regular annual institution, both in war and peace. The King addressed the members at Windsor Castle on Thursday.
The transport Arcadia was torpedoed in the Mediterranean last month, and 279 lives were lost. The Allies are concentrating thought on the countering of the submarine menace. The British Admiralty is being reorganised.
Mon 7 May, p5
AUSTRALIA’S ANSWER: A VICTORY FOR THE NATIONALISTS
On Saturday the electors throughout Australia were asked to settle through the ballot boxes a vexed situation in Federal politics…
Position prior to election.
The Senate. Nationalists 17 Labor 19
House of Representatives. Nationalists 49 Labor 26
Position according to present count.
The Senate. Nationalists. .. 21 Labor 15
House of Representatives. Nationalists. 47 Labor 28
11 May 1917 p6
PERSONAL: LADY GALWAY
Lady Galway, who has slightly strained her heart, is at present confined to her room at Government House. An intimation to this effect was made at the annual meeting of the Royal British Nurses’ Association on Thursday afternoon, at which Lady Galway was to have presided. At the instance of Dr. A. C. Magarey the meeting carried a motion expressing sympathy with her in her indisposition.
21 May 1917 p5
AMERICA AT WAR
NEW YORK, May 10. President Wilson has signed the draft of the Army Bill. Mr. Roosevelt and his volunteers will not be sent to Europe at present. The registration of men will begin on June 5. The War Department announced that General Pershing will take one of the divisions to France as soon as practicable. A regiment of marines recently on active service in Haiti and Cuba have been ordered to accompany General Pershing. The newspapers are enthusiastic over General Pershing’s appointment. He is known as “America’s Kitchener.” While in Mexico he was noted for his industry and taciturnity.
24 May 1917 p6
CLOSING THE GERMAN SCHOOLS
The number of children attending the Lutheran primary schools to be taken over by the Education Department after June 30 is 1,589. The Premier (Hon. C. Vaughan) stated on Wednesday that the State will not necessarily take over the buildings in which the schools have been conducted, but if any of the properties were needed the terms on which they were acquired would be agreed between the Government and the Lutheran authorities. Otherwise the Government bad power to take over the premises compulsorily, in which case full compensation would be paid.
30 May 1917 p8
MICE ON THE FARM
The Mouse plague widely reported in the Eastern State as threatening the available wheat supplies, has reached South Australia, as recorded in this report from North Bundaleer. Not only the stored grain is affected, but haystacks are also being destroyed, so vigorous is the plague.
ARMY NURSES: A FAREWELL GATHERING
At the Lady Colton Hall on Wednesday afternoon (30/5/17) 45 South Australian army nurses, who leave shortly for the front, were given an enthusiastic farewell by their friends. Distinction was lent to the occasion by the presence of his Excellency the Governor (Sir Henry Galway). The hall was crowded, the nurses in their regulation army dress being conspicuous among the audience.