BELIEVE it or not, prior to legislation in the mid 1880s banning children from buying alcoholic beverages, it was quite common for dad to send his children down to the local pub to fill a jar or two with beer, to bring home for dinner. Of course, that created a few problems, and legislation was introduced to prevent children from buying grog.
Publican: “Tell your father he’ll have to come himself or send the missus. The law won’t trust you with his dinner beer unless you’re old enough to drink it.”
–Queensland Figaro and Punch (Brisbane, Qld) Saturday 12 June 1886.
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