An amusing partial strike of barmaids occurred in Nelson [Victoria] hotels yesterday, owing to a manifesto issued by three local brewers promising to prohibit the employment of barmaids in their tied houses as a condition of future leases.
The girls were indignant, and did their best to dissuade people from drinking local beer.
In one free house the landlady cut off the pipes from the casks containing local beer, cancelled orders for aerated waters and cordials from local brewers, and drew only Southern ale. The position was less acute to-day.
- Observer (Adelaide) Saturday 21 November 1908