MR. T. T. FOX, licensee of the Bordertown Hotel, waited from midnight to 8.45 a.m. today at the West End Brewery to replenish his beer supplies, which ran out on Christmas Eve. Mr. Fox was the first in a queue of about 50 vehicles which stretched from Hindley street through George street and along North terrace under Morphett street bridge.
Publican’s 270km beer pilgrimage
– News (Adelaide, SA) Thursday 29 December 1949.
Bordertown, a small South Australian town near the Victorian border, is about 270 kilometres (160 miles) from the West End Brewery at Thebarton in Adelaide. It is where the Dukes Highway and the railway line, the two main routes between Adelaide and Melbourne, cross Tatiara Creek.