Baretop girls to be charged

richmond-club-hotel-richmondMELBOURNE, Monday. — Two dancers who served the new Courage beer to patrons at a Richmond hotel while naked to the waist on Friday night would be charged with indecent behaviour, the Chief Commissioner of Police, Mr Arnold, said today. Mr Arnold said he had studied reports of detectives who had visited the hotel. Mr Arnold said he had also instructed police to oppose the renewal of the licence of the hotel, the Richmond Club Hotel, when it comes before the Licensing Court.
– The Canberra Times (ACT)Tuesday 15 October 1968.
Established in 1887, the Richmond Club Hotel survived the police threats to close it because of topless barmaids promoting the newly launched Courage beer in 1968, and continues to trade in Swan Street Richmond. PHOTO: Google Street View.

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