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Barmaids never die

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The Last Days of the Barmaid: Melbourne Punch Thursday 7 December 1916 

WHEN a law was passed in Victoria forbidding the employment of women in hotel bars, it was decided that those already employed could stay on.

That was 37 years ago. There were then 3,688 registered barmaids.

Recently a new count was taken. There are still 3,688 barmaids

.– Illawarra Mercury Friday 9 November 1934

barmaid departs 1916

The Last Days of the Barmaid: Melbourne Punch Thursday 7 December 1916 

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