A World Away – South Australia’s War
When war broke out a world away in Europe, South Australians could not have imagined how it would impact their lives. A World Away documents the experiences of South Australians in their own words – through diaries, letters and newspapers – and in real time, 100 years after the events. Come on a journey with us, month by month, as we delve into the lives of South Australians on the front lines and the home front during the First World War.
In their own words
Friday 1 Sept p8
Men and Women of All-British stock are advised that the Premier will receive a deputation… on Saturday 2nd September…
A petition signed by about 50,000 Residents of South Australia will be presented to him, praying for the Disenfranchisement of enemy subjects, removal of Germans from the rolls of Justices of the Peace, the ousting of Germans from public positions and the closing of German Schools… Continue Reading »
Big Zeppelin raid on London. Lt. Robinson brought down the first Zepp to be destroyed in England. Came down in flames at Cuffley, the whole crew being roasted. As she came down in flames the people cheered & sang God save the King. Kaiser Bill will not be please about this. Robertson won the V.C. for this exploit.
Went to a concert given by some Portsmouth talent. Continue Reading »
Went up … to reconnoitre Toms Cut trench & others. Place exceptionally muddy. Got bad attack of back-ache (Kidney trouble – the same old thing), felt very bad up to night time. M.O. gave me some medicine.
Left with … few scouts for Kay dump – reconnoitred trenches. After sundown went with … couple of men & commenced to peg & tape out Park Lane from Kay trench; heavily shelled when done about 100 yds. Continue Reading »
My dear Emmie,
Things are happening so fast that one can scarcely write them down – Rumania has declared war on Austria – Italy on Germany – Germany on Rumania – turkey too and now, after nearly a week’s anxiety and pressure – Bulgaria on Rumania. Luckily we seem to have that beastly little Greece more of less safely in our hands…
We have got an egg-card now, which entitles one to one egg a week, but I have not been able to find my one egg yet. Continue Reading »