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Temperance

Beer is not the best

LITHGOW unionists, who have declared a “beer strike,” will inscribe on a “dishonor roll” the names of men caught drinking beer. This beer strike habit is growing serious. There has been an epidemic of it lately. Pretty soon the breweries… Read More ›

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Perth’s Seamier Pubs

THE man with his hand on a bar room door in Perth is the general secretary of the Victorian Temperance Alliance, the Rev. E. S. Sanders. He is an investigator for the Victorian Royal Commission into liquor problems. After visiting a dozen of Perth’s seamier hotels he said, “I… Read More ›

Pub cartoons

Cartoons and comic strips with a uniquely Australia pub theme featured often in the pages of newspapers in the early half of last century. While the humour probably doesn’t meet the acceptability of today’s standards, with some cringingly politically incorrect,… Read More ›

The Popular Pub: When the Wowser Breasts the Bar.

THE Legislative Assembly has decided to permit publicans to sell non-intoxicating drinks after 9.30pm. It is expected that local publicans will follow the example of Glasgow by converting their hotels into social tea and refreshment rooms during prohibited hours.  – Truth (Melbourne, Victoria edition), Saturday 2 October 1915,… Read More ›

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