State Library of South Australia
Manning Index of South Australian History
  • South Australia
  • Adelaide
  • Port Adelaide
  • Place Names

  • About the Index
  • Searching
  • Text-based menus
    (Use this option if your browser will not open the folders.)

    South Australia - Politics


    NOTE: Some of the content of this section is to be found elsewhere under the broad heading of politics.

    An informative letter on local politics under the heading "The Ministry in Recess" is in the Register,
    15 May 1877, page 6b.

    An interesting letter headed "Parliamentary Diatribes" is in the Register,
    20 July 1877, page 7e:

    "Clergymen in Parliament" is in the Register,
    8 April 1878,
    11 July 1890, pages 4h-6g,
    21 October 1890, page 7a,
    while the subject as to whether they should become involved in political comment is debated on 21, 23, 26 and 29 January 1884, pages 6b, 2a-c (supp.), 6b and 6e,
    27 March 1884, page 3e,
    8 and 10 April 1884, paged 7d and 3g; also see
    30 November 1901, page 6e.

    "Parsons and Politics" is in the Chronicle,
    6 April 1878, page 4d,
    17 October 1901, page 4d; also see
    21 November 1901, page 6a.
    "Ministers of Religion and Politics" is in the Register,
    19 and 24 October 1901, pages 10d and 7i; also see
    17 October 1901, page 4d,
    21 November 1901, page 6a.

    A controversy over the election of Mr F.S. Carroll is debated in the Observer,
    4 and 11 May 1878, pages 10d and 8b.

    "Parliamentary Eccentricity" is in the Observer,
    7 June 1879, page 12e,
    "Legislators and the Press" on
    5 July 1879, page 13b.

    A letter from Robert Davenport on universal suffrage appears in the Register,
    26 August 1879, page 6g.

    "Ministerial Delinquencies" is in the Observer,
    31 July 1880, page 180c.

    "Protection and Free Trade" is in the Advertiser,
    31 August 1880, page 6c,
    21 March 1881, page 4f,
    14, 21 and 28 November 1885, pages 4g, 5g and 5h,
    5, 12, 19 and 23 December 1885, pages 6b, 5f, 5g and 5h.

    A letter concerning "Slothful and Incapable Legislators" is in the Register,
    12 February 1881, page 7b.

    A Victorian view of South Australian politics is in the Register,
    19 and 21 April 1881, pages 7b and 6a.

    "Ministerial High-Jinks" is in the Observer,
    4 February 1882, page 20c:

    An obituary of Mr C.S. Hare is in the Observer,
    29 July 1882, page 33c.

    "Politics and Social and Moral Questions" is in the Express,
    28 March 1884, page 2b.

    "Wanted, A Statesman" is in the Chronicle,
    27 March 1886, page 5f,
    "Political Quackery" on
    17 April 1886, page 5d.

    "Morality of Public Men" is in the Express,
    5 May 1886, page 6e.

    The necessity for "Parliamentary Manners" is commented upon in the Register,
    23 October 1886, page 4f:

    "Qualification of Legislators" is in the Register,
    7 February 1888, page 4g.

    "Free Passes" to Members of Parliament is discussed in the Register,
    21, 26 and 28 June 1888, pages 4h, 7h and 4f,
    2, 3, 7 and 16 July 1888, pages 7h, 3f, 6g and 3g,
    12 and 13 July 1889, pages 7h and 6h.

    An obituary of William Kay is in the Express,
    28 March 1889, page 3d.

    An obituary of Benjamin Nash is in the Express,
    21 April 1890, page 3g.

    "Colonial Honorables" is in the Advertiser,
    23 December 1889, page 6c; also see
    12 January 1898, page 4e.

    "Politics and Statesmen" is in the Register,
    3 June 1890, page 7b.

    An obituary of H.C. Kelly is in the Express,
    14 January 1891, page 2b-c.

    The origin of the nick-name "Honest Tom" as applied to Premier Playford is in the Advertiser,
    27 March 1891, page 3g.

    A letter from C.C. Kingston headed "Parliamentary Privilege - Its Use and Abuse" is in the Advertiser,
    27 October 1891, page 5f.
    "Giants of Past - Kingston the Leader" is in The Mail,
    25 August 1928, page 2e.

    The Register of 30 November 1891 at page 7g carries the following complaint:

    "Social Reform" is in the Advertiser,
    18 January 1892, page 6b; also see
    19 January 1892, page 4c.

    "To What Has Parliament Become?" is in the Observer,
    18 June 1892, page 25b.

    "The Parliament as Seen by an Outsider" is in the Advertiser,
    29 June 1892, page 7b.

    Mr Castine's "longest speech ever delivered in the South Australian Assembly" is discussed in the Advertiser,
    4 November 1892, page 5h.

    "Politics Old and New - A Chat With Colonel Finniss" is in the Register,
    6 February 1893, page 6g.
    "Parties, Old and New" is in the Advertiser,
    1 June 1896, page 4e.

    "The Future of Democracy" is discussed in the Register,
    19 and 24 June 1893, pages 4f-7c and 4e,
    19 July 1893, page 7f.

    "The Church and Politics" is in the Advertiser,
    13 April 1893, page 7f,
    "Party Government" on
    17 April 1894, page 4d.

    In a lecture given by J.H. Symon - "How Are We as a State" - he is reported in the Advertiser,
    20 November 1894, page 6b as saying:

    "The Political Outlook" is in the Register on
    3 April 1895, page 6d,
    "The Lawbreaking Premier [Kingston]" on
    9 April 1895, page 5h,
    "Our Eccentric Premier [Kingston]" on
    27 July 1895, page 24c.
    An obituary of C. Smedley is in the Express,
    20 May 1895, page 3d.

    "Some Ceremonials of the Past" in respect of certain parliaments from 1857 are discussed in the Register,
    8 June 1895, page 5h.

    "Ministers, Members and Manners" is in the Register,
    14 June 1895, page 4e,
    "Bridling the Parliamentary Tongue" on
    8 July 1895, page 3h,
    "Our Eccentric Premier" on
    24 July 1895, page 4e.

    "A Starved Intellect [re C.C. Kingston]" is in the Register,
    19 November 1895, page 6d,
    "A Political Slanderer" (C.C. Kingston) on
    25 and 27 March 1896, pages 4f-5a and 7g,
    "Kingston Worship" on
    24 July 1896, page 6h.

    A Bill to control the import of opium was debated in 1895 to which a correspondent to the Register commented on 16 November 1895, page 6h:

    "The Past Parliament" is discussed in the Advertiser,
    12 March 1896, page 7g.

    "Socials, Politicians and Politics" is in the Register,
    30 May 1896, page 4e.

    A disgruntled correspondent passed the following opinion of the government in the Register,
    25 April 1896, page 6c:

    "Cutting Down Parliament" is in the Advertiser,
    14 July 1896, page 4e:

    The Married Women's Protection Bill is discussed in the Register,
    3 and 21 August 1896, pages 4f and 3g:

    "When is a Legislator Insolvent" is in the Register,
    19 November 1896, pages 4g-7b,
    "Politics, Politicians and Parties" on
    23 February 1897, page 4g.

    "The O'Malley Slander case" is in the Express,
    3 December 1896, page 2e.

    An obituary of Anthony Forster is in the Express,
    15 January 1897, page 2c.

    "Death of Mr G.F. Hopkins" is in the Express,
    27 January 1897, page 3e.

    "Patriotism and LSD" is in the Register,
    9 July 1897, page 4e,
    "Delegates and Dollars" on
    15 July 1897, page 4d; also see
    21 and 29 July 1897, pages 7g and 4e.

    On 15 February 1898 at page 6d of the Register a correspondent passes the following opinion on politicians vis a vis legislators:

    An obituary of William Knox Simms is in the Chronicle,
    1 January 1898, page 21d,
    of John Lindsay on
    21 May 1898, page 22c and
    F.J. Hourigan on
    7 December 1901, page 33d.

    An obituary of C.H. Hussey is in the Express,
    9 January 1899, page 2e.

    "Reforming the Constitution" is in the Advertiser,
    11, 20 and 31 October 1900, pages 4d, 6e and 6e,
    28 November 1900, page 4e,
    20 April 1901, page 4e,
    30 August 1901, page 4b,
    1 October 1901, page 4d,
    15, 19, 21 and 23 November 1901, pages 4d, 4d, 4c and 6e,
    2 and 10 December 1901, pages 4c and 6d.

    An obituary of Walter Griffiths is in the Chronicle,
    8 September 1900, page 36c.

    "The Attainment of State-Hood" is in the Advertiser,
    13 December 1900, page 6e; also see
    14 and 19 December 1900, pages 5i and 4f.

    "Parliament and Oratory" is in the Register,
    10 June 1901, page 4c.

    "Wanted - Statesmen" is in the Register,
    4 March 1902, page 4c,
    "Will Electors Vote" on
    2 May 1902, page 4i,
    "Ice Cream and Legislation" on
    23 December 1902, page 4f.

    "Schemes of Reform" is in the Advertiser,
    21 July 1902, page 4c,
    "The State Constitution - Early History" is in the Advertiser,
    14 and 27 April 1903, pages 5f and 7c.

    The following appears in the Register on 8 June 1904 at page 4c as a contribution from a "voter" under the heading "The People Pay":

    An obituary of Mr J.C.F. Johnson is in the Express,
    20 June 1904, page 4c.

    "Usury Legislation" is in the Advertiser,
    28 July 1903, page 4d,
    "Political Reform and Social Progress" on
    21 June 1904, page 4d.

    An obituary of Mr W. Rogers is in the Express,
    26 August 1903, page 1e,
    of Mr J.L. Parsons in the Chronicle,
    29 August 1903, page 33c,
    of Mr Maurice Salom on
    17 October 1903, page 34a,
    of Mr Thomas Paltridge on
    23 September 1905, page 43a and
    of David Jelley on
    2 February 1907, page 44a.

    A cartoon appertaining to the "Septuagenarians Act" is in the Chronicle,
    18 June 1904, page 32.

    "Wanted - An Ethical Awakening" is in the Register,
    20 May 1905, page 6c:

    Also see Register,
    23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 May 1905, pages 3c, 3e, 4e-5e, 5d and 7d.

    "The Canvasser - House to House Politics" is in the Register,
    29 May 1905, page 7d.

    "A Call for Statesmen" is made in the Register,
    12 June 1905, page 4b:

    An obituary of Mr H.R. Fuller is in the Express,
    28 August 1905, page 4c.

    "Party Politicians and Spurious Patriotism" is in the Register,
    6 October 1905, page 4c.

    "Fooling the People" is in the Register,
    14 December 1905, page 4c:

    "What Parliaments Are For" is in the Observer,
    13 January 1906, page 31d.

    "Mr C. Tucker, MP Arrested" is in the Express,
    22 and 28 September 1906, pages 1f and 1g,
    11 and 12 February 1907, pages 1h and 1f.

    "Smoodging and Other Things" is in the Register,
    19 December 1906, page 6e.

    The jubilee of the South Australian parliament is commented upon in the Observer,
    26 May 1906, page 31d,
    22 February 1907, page 6h,
    22 April 1907, page 6i.

    An obituary of Mr David Murray is in the Express,
    7 January 1907, page 1g.

    "The Party System" is discussed in the Register,
    14 October 1907, page 4d,
    "Then and Now" on
    18 March 1908, page 4b:

    Under the heading "The Unemployed" the Editor of the Register made the following comments on 24 March 1908, page 4b:

    "The Poor Consumer" is in the Register,
    3 April 1908, page 4d:

    "Parliamentary Grubbers" is in the Register,
    1 September 1908, page 4c,
    "Parties and Platforms" on
    9 September 1908, page 8c,
    "Side Tracking" on
    19 January 1909, page 6d.

    An obituary of Mr F.W. Paech is in the Chronicle,
    2 January 1909, page 43b,
    of Mr T. Bruce on
    8 July 1911, page 45a,
    of John Moule on
    30 March 1912, page 42d.

    "The Political Puzzle" is in the Register,
    2 July 1909, page 4d:

    Proportional representation is discussed in the Register,
    22 November 1911, page 12d,
    "Roll-Stuffing Frauds" on
    9 November 1911, page 6d,
    14 December 1911, page 6d,
    16 February 1912, page 4d,
    "Stifling Free Speech" on
    24 January 1912, page 4d,
    "The Minority Vote" on
    5 February 1912, page 6d.

    "Liberty and Bondage" is in the Register on
    7 February 1912, page 6e,
    "Weighed and Found Wanting" on
    8 February 1912, page 4c,
    "When Adelaide Was Under a Dictator" on
    9 February 1912, page 6d,
    "Majority Rule" on
    23 February 1912, page 4c.

    An obituary of Mr J.T. Morris is in the Express,
    3 April 1912, page 3h,
    of Sir J.J. Duncan on
    14 June 1912, page 1e,
    of Joseph Vardon on
    21 July 1913, page 4d.

    "Redistribution and Party Ethics" is in the Advertiser,
    24 September 1913, page 14c.

    An obituary of Mr E.A. Roberts is in the Chronicle,

    6 December 1913 and
    of Henry Scott on
    20 December 1913, page 42c.

    The resignation of Mr H. Homburg as Attorney-General is reported in the Express,
    19 January 1915, page 1e.

    An interview with George F. Hussey is in The Mail,
    6 March 1915, page 8d.

    An obituary of Mr J.H. Cooke is in the Express,
    31 March 1915, page 1g,
    of K.W. Duncan on
    30 June 1919, page 1f.

    "Smoking Room Echoes - Politicians of Long Ago" is in The Mail,
    17 July 1915, page 9b.

    "People and Policies" is in the Register,
    6 July 1914, page 8b,
    "Curfew Bell for Orators" on
    24 August 1916, page 6c,
    "Land Purchase Scandals" on
    5, 8 and 9 January 1918, pages 6b, 4b and 7c.

    An obituary of Gregor McGregor is in the Express,
    13 August 1914, page 2d,
    of John Warren on
    14 September 1914, page 4g,
    of William Gilbert in the Observer,
    8 February 1919, page 18a.

    "Bolshevism in Practice" is in the Register,
    14 July 1919, page 4b,
    "An Unwanted Party" on
    16 December 1920, page 6e.

    Social legislation in respect of illegitimacy is discussed in the Register
    on 14 December 1921, page 8f.

    "Politics and Religion - The Catholic Viewpoint" is in the Advertiser,
    22 May 1922, page 9c.

    "Kingston's Chief - Mr Sharp Looks Back" is in The Mail,
    8 July 1922, page 13a.

    The reminiscences of James Jelley are in The Mail,
    9 September 1922, page 2e,
    of Malcolm McIntosh on
    16 September 1922, page 2d,
    Joseph A. Harper on
    23 September 1922, page 2d,
    H.C. Richards on
    14 October 1922, page 2d,
    Ernest Anthoney on
    28 October 1922, page 2d,
    Henry B. Crosby on
    4 November 1922, page 2d,
    Herbert S. Hudd on
    11 November 1922, page 2d,
    John Gunn on
    18 November 1922, page 2d,
    William H. Story on
    6 January 1923, page 2d.

    "Making Politicians - Famous Model Parliament" is in The Mail,
    10 March 1923, page 3b,
    21 April 1923, page 2e.

    "Women, Flappers and Politics" is in the Register,
    13 March 1923, page 6d,
    "What is Socialization" on
    15 October 1923, page 8d.

    "Journalist's Reminiscences of Parliament and Politicians" is in The News,
    28 July 1923, page 9c,
    2 and 20 August 1923, pages 5c and 10a.

    An obituary of Mr H.A. Grainger is in the Chronicle,
    29 December 1923, page 40b.

    "Cabinet Ministers I Have Known" is in the Register,
    20 and 27 December 1923, pages 11f and 6g,
    9 January 1924, page 10g.

    An obituary of Mr W.H. Story is in the Chronicle,
    19 July 1924, page 56a.

    "Education for Politicians" is in the Advertiser,
    9 September 1924, page 12f,
    "The Assault on Mr Moseley" on
    11 December 1924, page 8g.

    "Victoria Square Parliament - Discussions by Adelaide Veterans" is in The Mail,
    10 January 1925, page 2e.

    "A Political Libel Case" is in the Advertiser,
    29 July 1925, page 9d,
    4 and 5 August 1925, pages 13d and 9c.

    "Wanted, A New Party - Clean Politics and Co-operation" is in the Advertiser,
    7 and 8 August 1925, pages 15c and 16h.

    "Some Old Politicians" is in the Register,
    18 April 1925, page 13g,
    "Some Old Legislators of Pre-Federal Days" on
    30 January 1926, page 13d.

    "Union Parliament - Training of Citizens" is in The News,
    23 July 1925, page 6e.

    The origin of the secret ballot is discussed in the Register,
    6 October 1925, page 8d and
    compulsory voting on
    13 April 1926, page 8d.

    "A.A. Edwards - Reformer" is in The Mail,
    9 January 1926, page 14d.

    Reminiscences of "Parliaments and Ministries" sixty years ago are in the Register,
    10 July 1926, page 5g,
    An obituary of Mr J.W. Shannon is in the Chronicle,
    6 February 1926, page 60b,
    of Mr Henry Adams on
    12 June 1926, page 56a,
    of Mr David James on
    24 July 1926, page 48a.

    "The Longest Ministry - Two Survivors" on
    15 July 1926, page 10f,
    "Compulsory Voting" on
    24 and 25 May 1927, pages 8d and 15e.

    "What Becomes of Politicians?" is in The Mail,
    9 July 1927, page 1a.

    The prefix "Honourable" is discussed in the Observer,
    30 July 1927, page 48e.

    "The Bullion Act Recalled" is in the Register,
    24 October 1927, page 9g.

    "Harsh Laws While You Wait" is in the Register,
    15 December 1927, page 10d.

    "Parliament and the Legal Profession" is in the Advertiser,
    31 August 1928, page 14g.

    "Father and Son - In South Australian Parliament" is in the Advertiser,
    10 April 1929, page 17c; also see
    20 April 1929, page 15g.

    "The Irish Element in Government" is in the Advertiser,
    31 October 1929, page 18g.

    "Proposed Adoption of Piece Work" is in the Advertiser,
    3 and 7 January 1930, pages 17c and 19d.

    "Abolish State Parliaments" is in The News,
    20 January 1930, page 2f.

    A series of articles on Government departments commences in The News,
    29 January 1930, page 8e.

    "Our First Parliament" is in the Advertiser,
    8 March 1930, page 15d,
    "People and Parliament - Who are the Masters?" on
    15 and 22 March 1930, pages 15c and 25d.

    "The 44-Hour Week" is discussed in the Advertiser,
    25 March 1930, page 14d.

    "Parliament's Birthday - Story of Progress" is in the Advertiser,
    3 May 1932, page 11e.

    "Is Agent-Generalship a Waste of Good Money" is in The News,
    2 February 1933, page 6e.

    "The Thirty-Two Premiers of Our State" is in The Mail,
    25 February 1933, page 16.

    The parliamentary reminiscences of Sir David Gordon are in the Advertiser,
    19 May 1933, page 26g.

    "MP's Have Many Concessions" is in The News,
    5 July 1933, page 4f.

    The formation of the Junior Independent Political Advancement Club is reported in The News,
    22 September 1933, page 6e.

    A 5-year Parliament Bill is discussed in the Advertiser,
    29 September 1933, page 20e.

    Information on the "new" parliament house is in the Advertiser,
    15 February 1935, page 21c.

    "The Knotty Problem of a Smaller Parliament" is in The News,
    18 May 1936, page 6d,
    "Reduction of Members" on
    14 August 1936, page 6c.

    "A Five-Year Parliament is a Two-Edged Sword" is in The News,
    29 October 1936, page 10c.

    "Hundred Years of Parliament" is in the Advertiser,
    20 and 23 November 1936, pages 8d and 18c.

    Politics - Choose again