The arrival of the schooner glass in Sydney pubs made big news in 1947. The Truth newspaper (Sydney edition) reported on Sunday 10 August 1947: Schooner Not Yet Over Bar – THE NEW 20 oz. schooner beer glass, with the present 16 oz. schooner glass and the ‘middie’. The Premier (Mr. McGirr) has announced that 400,000 of these new schooners will be manufactured, tested and stamped by October 1. However, they will not come into use until all hotels have been supplied, and after proclamation of a new section of the Liquor Act dealing with their use.