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Drinkers join the Salvos in Christmas carols outside South Brisbane pub

MEMBERS of the Salvation Army band were playing and singing Christmas carols outside a South Brisbane hotel. Drinkers in the bar joined in merrily. “You can’t sing in here,” roared the barman. “If you want to sing go out and… Read More ›

Publican refuses accommodation for ‘scab’ labourers during shearers strike

THERE was once a Queensland publican who refused accommodation to a couple of ‘scab’ labourers, either out of fear, or to show support for the union during the height of the great shearers’ strike of 1891. The 1891 shearers’ strike is… Read More ›

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