The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – August 1917
Sat 4 Aug 1917 p9
THE GREAT TRAFFIC STRIKE: THE MOVEMENT SPREADING BUT NOT YET GENERAL
NO GOODS TRAINS RUNNING
Sydney, August 3
The latest development in the strike took place this afternoon, when the fuelmen at the Sydney Central Depots ceased work. This adds a decidedly serious aspect to the situation. These men shovel the coal on to the stages, from which the locomotives are supplied. A railway official stated this afternoon that their action is fraught with grave danger, and may mean a stoppage of the railway services out of Sydney.
Sat 4 Aug p 10
NO PREMATURE PEACE: ADELAIDE CITIZENS’ DETERMINATION
To commemorate the third anniversary of the declaration of war and to reassert the vital necessity of the nation standing firm and resolute, with ardour undiminished until complete victory and the possibility of lasting peace are secured, a mass meeting of citizens was held in the Adelaide Town Hall on Friday evening. The building was filled to overflowing, and the proceedings were intensely patriotic…
His Excellency, in a stirring address, said:-The one thought that has possessed our minds far the last three years has been the war. We have assembled, as our fellow citizens in every part and corner of the Empire are meeting, not only to celebrate the third anniversary of the outbreak of the greatest war in the world’s history, but also to voice our inflexible determination to carry that war .through to a. successful conclusion.
16 August 1917 p 6
THE AUSTRALIANS:A SPLENDID ARMY: IN EXCELLENT TRIM.
From the Australian Official Correspondent. LONDON. August 12. General Sir W. Birdwood has recently reviewed the various Australian brigades who were route marching along the country roads and elsewhere. The Australian Army on the Western front at the present moment is certainly the most magnificent force which ever yet represented Australia. The troops are in most wonderful health. One or two divisions lately have much heavy and continuous fighting. The remainder are in such a condition of spirits and fitness as they have not reached before in this war…
16 August 1917 p 6
MISS PANKHURST ARRESTED: SPEAKING TOO NEAR PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Melbourne, August 15. Miss Adela Pankhurst was arrested outside Federal Parliament House this afternoon, following: an attempt by her to address a gathering from the steps of the building. The action was made illegal by the War Precautions Regulation issued last night. The gathering, which was under the auspices of the Women’s Peace League, attracted a large crowd. The police were present in strong force to prevent ingress into the halls of the Federal Legislature. As on the previous occasion, a hydrant from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade was also on hand, the intention being to hose the crowd in the event of serious trouble arising.
27 August 1917 p 8
In the Truro Institute on Wednesday night a farewell social was tendered to Private H. Weber who will shortly leave for the Front. There was a large attendance. The Rev I. Chapman presided. Items were given, by friends…. and speeches were delivered. Miss Mirten presented the guest, on behalf of Truro friends, with a leather pocket book and a parcel of woollens from the Truro Red Cross Circle. Private Weber replied. Cheers were given for Private Weber and the Truro men at the front. Supper was served by the Red Cross ladies who arranged the social.
The Cheltenham Hall was packed on Saturday night when a welcome home was tendered to Corporal McDonald by the Albert Park Cooee Club recently returned from the Front after two years’ service with the Light Horse. Mr. Aubrey C. Henderson occupied the chair and on behalf of the club presented Corporal McDonald with an address of welcome. Games, supper and dancing followed.