State Library of South Australia logo Radical Dream
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Vote thus - Edwards, A.A.
Title : Vote thus - Edwards, A.A. Vote thus - Edwards, A.A.
Add To My SA Memory
Source : New Adelaide news, 21 March 1919, p. 3
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : 1919
Format : Newspaper
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Election advertisement for Bert Edwards' campaign for election as an officer of the Adelaide Co-operative Society. At this time Edwards was a Member of the Adelaide City Council and Member of the House of Assembly for Adelaide. He was unsuccessful in his campaign to be elected an officer of the Adelaide Co-operative Society.

Bert Edwards was convicted of buggery in 1931 on the evidence of a convicted prisoner, and expelled from the Labor Party. His reputation in the West End of Adelaide as a benefactor and supporter of the disadvantaged was such that on his release he was re-elected to Adelaide City Council. He remained a councillor until his death in 1963.

The prosecution of Bert Edwards is the subject of a play, 'King of the West End', written by Adelaide gay activist, Ian Purcell, AM.

Related names :

Adelaide Co-operative Society
Edwards, Albert Augustine,|d1888-1963

Coverage year : 1919
Internet links :



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on