Last Boxing Day was not a happy one for mine host, Nev Tipping, of the Dee Why Hotel, Sydney. And yet it should have been. He had plenty of beer, a great number of customers, excellent drinking weather, and 2,000 brand-new schooner glasses. At closing time he only had 600 schooners left. Of the 2,000, over 1,000 were so damaged that they cannot be used again, and 400 were stolen.
-Smith’s Weekly, January 9 1943.
The Tipping family – father, Nev and wife, Emily, along with their son, Nigel – hosted the Dee Why Hotel from 1935 to 1954. The patriach of the family, Nev, died in 1951.