With temperatures rising to 90 degrees in Newcastle yesterday, the hotels were thronged with thirsty customers – so thirsty that the beer supplies failed in some cases. This group made a typical scene during the afternoon. – Newcastle Morning Herald Thursday 1 January 1948.
Robert Bruce, 74, and Andy Callaghan, 73, retired mineworkers, chat over a cool glass of beer at Kurri Kurri yesterday. – Newcastle Morning Herald (NSW) Tuesday 6 December 1949.