Victoria hotels

Famous footballer becomes publican

Toast to luck IT’S ON HIM – just for luck. John Coleman behind the bar of the Essendon Hotel, Victoria, gives Joe Evans, his first customer yesterday, a beer “on the house” – and gets a good-luck handshake. Coleman, a former Essendon goal sneak, yesterday… Read More ›


Barmaids on strike

WELLINGTON, November 13. An amusing partial strike of barmaids occurred in Nelson [Victoria] hotels yesterday, owing to a manifesto issued by three local brewers promising to prohibit the employment of barmaids in their tied houses as a condition of future leases. The girls were indignant, and… Read More ›

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