26 January 1916
- Prime Minister Billy Hughes departs Australia for consultations in New Zealand, Canada and London. His trip to England is ostensibly for discussions on the intentions of Japan in the Pacific, but while there he urges the application of greater economic pressure on Germany and argues for greater Australian involvement in determining the conduct of the war. Hughes spends three months in Europe and visits Australian troops in France.
- The Leader reports that the parents of 19 year old Frank Finch have given their consent for him to enlist for service. Frank would survive the war, only to drown at Narrabeen Lakes in 1919. Frank’s was the first military funeral to be held in Orange. Personal
- Austro-Germans protest to Romania regarding their sale of 800,000 tons of wheat to Great Britain
- General Sir Percy Lake joins the Kut relief force
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