PROUD BEAUTY SCORNS THE DEMON RUM YOU can see Sydney’s only religious cockatoo any time in the saloon bar of the Assembly Hotel, Phillip-street. The cockatoo, called Smith, lives there, but he: Refuses alcohol of any kind, and cannot… Read More ›
Curley Elphick, barman at a Wagga Wagga hotel (NSW), photographed with his pet cockatoo, which drinks a middy of beer a day. Photo: The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) Friday 20 October 1950.
This Sydney carter has the “kindness to animals” spirit. In the terrific heat recently, he had a pot of beer himself and then “shouted” for his horse. – The Longreach Leader (Qld) Saturday 28 November 1936.