Looking back… 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth—22 February 1918.

The South Australian Methodist Conference was apparently drawing near. Other articles in this edition of the paper suggest preparations for the conference were well underway. This advertisement on the front page wants to make sure all representatives (ministry and lay) are dressed appropriately for the event.

It is interesting to note that only men attended these events. Also note the four digit phone number!

The full front page of this edition of the paper can be found at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page23979388

The History Centre collections includes a number of photos of groups of attendees at the Methodist Conferences, and all in these photos were impeccably dressed.