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.
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