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One hun­dred years ago, savvy South Aus­tralians would have been wor­ried about events in Europe, but it was drought and trou­ble in Ire­land that was of­ten at the front of their minds.

That was about to change; and the WWI cen­te­nary from Au­gust 4 will re­mind us all of the en­su­ing hor­rors.

But what was life like be­fore? To­day we look at SA in pre-war 1914 and find they were hope­ful days, with ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy, the arts and pol­i­tics.

As well, we look at the sto­ries of the nurses, like Ade­laide’s Olive Haynes who left home to help the An­zacs and found love.

And we in­ter­view folk leg­end Eric Bogle about his anti-war song

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