The Sydney swill at six

sydney six oclock swill 1947

This is what six o’clock closing means to most men — an undignified stand-up battle for an after-work drink in gloomy, unattractive surroundings. This rushed drinking against the clock forces most men to drink too much, too quickly leads to drunkenness. Our hog-trough drinking conditions amaze civilised Australians and overseas visitors.

– The Sydney Daily Telegraph February 13 1947

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