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The Six O’Clock Swill

THE six o’clock swill was an Australian and New Zealand slang term for the rush to buy drinks at the pub before closing time. During a significant part of the 20th century, most Australian pubs turned off the beer at 6pm, which… Read More ›

Kiwi publican hosted Sydney’s grandest hotels before murdering his wife and taking his own life

By MICK ROBERTS © THE life of one of Sydney’s most successful publicans, a man who hosted some of the harbour city’s grandest tourist hotels, ended tragically in 1935 after he murdered his wife while she slept, and he then… Read More ›

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