The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – November 1917
Thu 1 Nov 1917 p 4
THE LIBERTY LOAN
The news just to hand that for the first time five Australian divisions have been in the firing line together manes the Australian realise how important is the part that the Anzacs are playing in the fire zone. It brings home to all the grim work in which they are engaged, and how great must be the preparation to equip them for playing the role assigned to them. For this preparation, money is absolutely necessary. “in modern warfare money is as necessary as men,” to quote the words of the Prime Minister.
Thu 8 Nov p 5
CONSCRIPTION: ANOTHER REFERENDUM
Following upon an all-day sitting of the Federal Cabinet… the Prime Minister made the following announcement:
The Government in view of the increased gravity of the military situation, and being satisfied that the voluntary system of recruiting has proved itself inadequate to reinforce our armies, have decided immediately to ask the people, by referendum, for authority to raise, by compulsory service, the number of troops necessary to maintain our five divisions at their effective strength…
Mon 12 Nov p6
THE RUSSIAN CRISIS
Another revolution, more far-reaching that that which overthrew the Czardom, has placed Petrograd at the mercy of the wildest section of fanatics known even to Russia. The Provisional Government is at an end and its position taken by representatives of the Maximalists, or pro-German Socialists, whose leader, Lenin, is the declared protégé of the German Government, by who he was commissioned to end the war…
Mon 12 Nov, p6
SOLDIER SETTLERS AT MOOROOK.
On Friday afternoon ten returned soldiers, with their families, arrived at ‘Moorook by a special trip of the steamer Ellen. These men have been in training at the Government farm at Pompoota for ten or twelve months, and are the first to arrive here. Provision has been made for about 50 settlers by the Irrigation Department. This area has been reserved for returned soldiers, and sub-divided into blocks. Both main and down channels have been constructed, with portions graded and planted with, lucern. Each man has been allotted about 20 acres of irrigable land, in addition to a dry block above the channels. The proposed industries are mixed farming, fruit-growing, and dairying. The party which arrived to-day numbered all told over 60 souls, who will occupy tents, which had been erected in readiness…