The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – April 1915
Thursday 1 April
REMOVING THE MILITARY CAMPS
The military camps which have for some time past been at Oaklands and Morphettville will be removed to Mitcham today. The grounds of the Mortlock Estate have been made available for the purpose and the authorities state that they will be able to work the camp more economically when the change of locality has been made. Another reason given for the removal is that a camp, if too long continued in one place, necessarily has the effect of cutting up the ground to a considerable extent that the authorities do not want to take an undue advantage of the generosity of the owners of the estates at Oaklands and Morphettville.
Saturday 17 April
THE CALL TO ARMS
More recruits are still required for the Australian Imperial Force. From cables received it is apparent that every available man Australia can send is required at the front. Unless large numbers come forward South Australia will not figure as well as other States in regard to the proportion of men enlisted. Of those who have joined here, by far the greater proportion of men are from the country. City men are in a decided minority. It has been decided not to reduce the height standard of 5ft 4in as it is considered that there should be plenty of men available yet.
There has been a marked decline in the number of marriages solemnised in South Australia during the last six months. It is a natural result of a bad season and the departure of thousands of young men to fight their country’s battles that wedding bells should not ring so frequently as in the piping times on peace. With the return of the troops from the war and the advent of good harvest and more abundant employment, it will be interesting to note to what extent Cupid is again busy…
Wednesday 28 April
There is no mere sentimentality in the request of the Social Reform Bureau… for the appointment of policewomen. It is a practical matter, which has already been subjected with success to the test of experiment in many countries… [Women’s] peculiar metier is to deal with matters for the treatment of which the male constable is by his sex unfitted, and especially the protection of women and young girls. American experience proves emphatically that policewomen are capable of rendering highly valuable service to the community in a sphere of work which is distasteful to the ordinary masculine mind, and that the best possible relations exist between them and the male constables, who by their exertions are relieved of irksome but necessary duties…
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Thursday 25 March
RED CROSS SOCK CLUB
1000 PAIRS WANTED EACH MONTH
Owing to the great demand for socks by our men in Egypt, the Club has been formed and instruction in knitting socks will be given to all who care to avail themselves of it.
EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON from 3 to 5, in the TOWN HALL.
Members are asked to contribute one pair a month, and to send same addressed to Mrs T.E. Barr Smith, South Australian Hotel on the f1st and 2nd of each month.
Friday 30 April
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION
For some days past the whereabouts of Australian troops who went to Egypt has been the subject of much speculation. It was supposed, from letters received from Egypt and rumours in circulation locally, that they had broken camp at Mena, and embarked for Turkey; but no definite information on the point was available owing to the strictness of the censorship. This impression was strengthened by the receipt at the newspaper offices of cable messages from Turkey which were totally censored, only the place of dispatch being left intact. On Thursday the censors notified that all embargoes on the publication of the censored messages were lifted, and that the newspapers could publish a cable, received two days ago, stating definitely that the objective of the Australians was an attack on the Dardanelles. This force, it is understood, includes the South and West Australians.