Barmen strike forces Adelaide’s Imperial Hotel publican behind his bar

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As a result of the decision of Adelaide barmen to cease work, following on the 8/ a week reduction, members of the families of many licensees took their places behind the bar on Monday. Max Flannagan of the Imperial Hotel hard at work.

– Observer (Adelaide, SA) Thursday 27 November 1930.

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DEMOLISHED: The Imperial Hotel, on the corner of Grenfell and King William streets, Adelaide, South Australia, was built in 1866 and was demolished during the 1970s. Picture: Frank Hall.


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