Daylight saving was reintroduced during the Second World War and was in force for a period of two years.
On both occasions, there were mixed opinions to this energy saving initiative. In 1918, one irate mother argued against mothers complaining:
“It does not matter to children whether the clock and sun agree or not. They go to bed by the clock and get up by the clock, and know nothing about the sun.
“I am sure no sympathy is necessary for mothers who allow their children to stay up late because the children object to going to bed while daylight last, because theirs is an evil easily cured.”
Such was the perceived effect it had on children, as well as farmers. According to one report, the cows stubbornly refused to come home when the sun was high in the skies, and as hired hands refused to wait upon the whims of the cow, the farmer was in a quandary indeed.
In the Northwest, some farmers even complained about having their children sent off to school at the crack of dawn, leaving little time for the children to milk the cows before class.
Many years later, in 1943, while supporting a motion protesting against the reintroduction of daylight savings, Councillor Bramich of Table Cape stressed, “Children lose an hour’s rest overnight. This is detrimental to their health, and one thing we do not like to see.”
However, the Circular Head Council already had a solution for this. In 1917, they passed a motion to allow Alcomie State School to be opened at 10:00 am during the operation of the Daylight Saving Bill.
Many years later, in 1968, Tasmania, once again, became the first State to introduce daylight saving, three years before the rest of the country caught up, that is, with the exception of Western Australia (1974) and the Northern Territory.
By this time, views appeared to have changed, mostly in favour. Check out a segment from Four Corners where in 1970 a range of Tasmanians were interviewed for their views on daylight savings. The commentary from ordinary people is mostly marvellously intelligent and good-humoured, but look out for the daylight scrooge who finds the idea of more sports and more leisure time quite indefensible. 
 Daylight Saving Adopted in Most States: ABC Four Corners (1971)
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