Sporty, a fox terrier cum kelpie, of Tea Gardens, is offered a class of beer by his owner, Mrs. W. Morton. Sporty is a regular daily drinker of middies at a hotel at Tea Gardens. Customers say he really appreciates his beer and thrives on it. Very temperate, Sporty has been known to err but once – with out his knowledge someone mixed his drinks.
–Newcastle Morning Herald Saturday 21 February 1953.
Tea Gardens is a locality in the Great Lakes Council local government area, located near the southern extremity of the Mid North Coast and the northern extremity of the Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia