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A new clause has been inserted in the Licensing Bill providing for registration of barmaids, with a view to their being gradually eliminated. —News item.

barmaidsAlas! a dismal world is this!  

The Wowsers run the show;  

They’ve shut the pubs at six, and now

The barmaids have to go.  

No more the belles we’ve loved so long  

Will serve us with our beers;

Another joy has gone from earth;

Kind friends, excuse these tears.

– Truth (Melbourne edition Vic.) Saturday 9 December 1916

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