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