All aboard to the Royal George

A tram passing the Royal George Hotel at the corner of Brunswick and Ann streets Fortitude Valley. Tram travellers complained the stop was too close to the pub. [Image digitally altered].

A tram passing the Royal George Hotel at the corner of Brunswick and Ann streets Fortitude Valley. Tram travellers complained the stop was too close to the pub. [Image digitally altered].

IT was rather amusing to watch the Indignant bearing and glances of tram travellers at the corner of Brunswick and Ann streets [Fortitude Valley] yesterday and to-day.

One lady almost caused a breach of the peace by asking a “nodding acquaintance” if she were going in to have a drink – this particular “stop” being right up against the front entrance of a well-known hotel [Royal George].

It may be all right for thirsty souls, but what about the I.O.G.T.s* and their sympathisers?

Mr. Badger* should get a move on, and either go a few steps backward or a few forward!

— Daily Standard (Brisbane) Saturday 17 February 1917

*International Order of Good Templars, an anti-liquor and temperance organisation. 
*Joseph Stillman Badger (1851-1934) general manager of the Brisbane Tramway Company.


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