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  2. GUNNERY PRACTICE

    GUNNERY PRACTICE keeps the men of the mine-sweepers engaged off the Australian coast in fighting trim for any emergency. Seamen are at rifle shooting practice. If mines were discovered they would be exploded by rifle fire. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

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  3. MORE SINGLE MEN WANTED

    "One of our most deficate problems," said Brig.-General Lloyd, Director-General of Recruiting, to-day, "is the depletion of ...

    Article : 410 words
  4. RAPID MUNITIONS EXPANSION

    Millions of pounds are about to be spent by the Commonwealth Government in establishing a munitions factory near Adelaide. It will be a replica of the Government factory at Maribyrnong. ...

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  5. GOVERNMENT TO PROCEED WITH FIRST UNIT OF HAGLEY FARM SCHOOL

    The Attorney—General (Mr, E. J. Ogilvie) announced to-night that the Government had decided to proceed with the first unit of the Hagley farm school scheme. This would embrace the erection of a cottage at a coif of £1500 to accommodate a matron and about 12 permanently transferred ...

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  6. TRADES HALL ACTION

    LAUNCESTON, Wednesday. — The Trades Hall Council decided to-night to write to the Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies), as Minister for Industry, pressing ...

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  7. Japanese Press Recommends Strengthening Of Axis Ties

    The Tokio "Nichi Nichi" says general nara, japanese minister for War, is to recommend to the Premier (Admiral Yonai) the strengthening of the Japano-ltalo-German axis through abandonment of Japan's policy of non-involvement in the ...

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  8. RAILWAY WORKSHOPS AS ANNEXE

    HOBART, Wednesday. — While ultimately it is almost certain that munitions will be manufactured at the railway workshops at Launceston, some ...

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  9. Hobart Enlistments Now Total 1,600

    The 1000 mark was reached at Hobart to-day in enlistments for the 7th and 8th Divisions of the A.I.F. Recruiting for these divisions began on ...

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  10. COMPULSORY LOANS NOT CONSIDERED

    The Commonwealth Government has no intention of resorting to a system of compulsory loans to raise funds for its war programme. ...

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  11. AIR BATTLE OVER ENGLAND

    At least five planes are believed to have been shot down in to-day's biggest air battle, which was fought over south-east ...

    Article : 67 words
  12. 'Varsity Students May Help With Harvest

    To meet a possible shortage of rural workers during the harvest, State Governments may ask universify students to assist in this ...

    Article : 118 words
  13. CAR STRIKES BRIDGE

    BALLARAT, Wednesday. — Alfred James Woodmason (39), of Rainbow, and William Day (21), of Windsor, died in the Ballarat Hospital to-night of ...

    Article : 69 words
  14. 82 RAID DEATHS IN MALTA

    Hundreds of bombs have been dropped on Mnltn since the outbreak of Mussolini's war. Civilian casualties amount to 82 killed ...

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  15. ENLISTMENTS FOR HOME SERVICE

    A total of 238 enlistment papers was sent to Hobart to-night by the Launceston sub-branch of the R.S.S. and A.I.L.A. on behalf of returned ...

    Article : 213 words
  16. BIRTHDAY HONORS

    Well-known officers of the defence services are included in the Commonwealth honors announced to-night by the ...

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  17. MEN UP TO 25 MAY BE CALLED UP FOR DEFENCE

    It is expected that men up to 25 years of age will be called up as part of the Commonwealth plan to increase Australia's home defence forces to 250,000. Already 30,000 men of the 20 and 21 years classes have ...

    Article : 105 words
  18. Compasses and Binoculars Urgently Needed

    HOBART, Wednesday. — It was decided to-day to open a depot at Launceston for the receipt of prismatic compasses and binoculars, which are ...

    Article : 144 words
  19. BRITISH CHILD EVACUEES

    Early advice regarding the arrival of the first contingent of British child evacuees in Australia is expected by the Minister for the ...

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  20. PETROL RATION FOR PRIVATEOWNERS

    A basic petrol ration permitting private motorists without special claims to drive 40 miles a week may be announced by the ...

    Article : 158 words
  21. Employers and Employes Guests at Unusual Luncheon.

    SYDNEY, Wednesday.—At one of the most unusual luncheons in Sydney for many years, the Kmploycrs' Federation to-day entertained trade union ...

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  22. CORPS EXPECTED SOON TO BE 100,000 STRONG

    Reviewing the port former service men were playing in Australia's war effort, the Federal president of the R.S.L. (Sir Gilbert ...

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  23. Excellent Response

    MELBOURNE Wednesday.—Reports received bv the Minister for the Army (Mr. Street) show that his appeal for binoculars resulted in 653 pairs being ...

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  24. ALARMING NUMBER OF BIG FIRES IN N.Z.

    AUCKLAND (N.Z.), Wednesday.— There has been an alarming number ot destructive fires; in industrial plants and stores in New Zealand during the ...

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  25. Italian Bomber Crashes

    CAIRO, Wednesday,—An R.A.F. communique states that an enemy threeengined bomber, supported and guarded by two formations of fighters ...

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  26. Fair Rents Powers Extended

    The powers of the Fair Rents Committees in the States were extended to-day by an amendment to the ...

    Article : 42 words
  27. BRITISH INTERNMENT CAMP FACILITIES

    LONDON, Tuesday.—The Minister for War (Mr. Eden) told the House of Commons that the Government had ordered a full investigation of ...

    Article : 81 words
  28. FEDERAL REGULATIONS TO CONTROL PATRIOTIC FUNDS

    Regulations covering the collection and administration of patriotic funds in Australia were promulgated to-day. The central authority Invested in the Repatriation Commission, under whose supervision there will be State boards, which may in tum delegate powers to local committees. ...

    Article : 184 words
  29. Newly-born Twins Found Near Body of Mother

    Twin boys were found an hour after their birth beside the body of their mother to-day in a room at a house in Bondi. ...

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  30. Free Transport Demanded

    LAUNCESTON, Wednesday. — "Sheer stupidity" and "a disgrace to a civilised community" were among the statements made at to-night's ...

    Article : 121 words
  31. Many Smokers "Roll Their Own"

    Threequartors of the tobacce used in Australia, other than in manufactured cigarettes, is used by smokers to "roll their own," ...

    Article : 91 words
  32. 371 MEN RECEIVING SUSTENANCE

    Only 371 men axe receiving sustenance from the Social Services Department, compared with 1208 at the same period last year. ...

    Article : 96 words
  33. N.Z. TO HAVE MOUNTED RIFLE UNITS

    AUCKLAND (N.Z.), Wednesday.— The Government will form mounted rifle units for operations in hilly country, confining enlistments to married ...

    Article : 52 words
  34. FOUND IN BURNING BED: MAN DIES

    SYDNEY, Wednesday.—Seeing smoke coming from a bedroom in the Exchange Hotel last night, two men entered to find the bed alight and the ...

    Article : 47 words
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