Victoria hotels

More Bad News

A new clause has been inserted in the Licensing Bill providing for registration of barmaids, with a view to their being gradually eliminated. —News item. Alas! a dismal world is this!   The Wowsers run the show;   They’ve shut the pubs at… 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 ›

Licensing Police Solve Case of Disappearing Men

Find Them Hiding in Hotel Cellar Amongst Beer Barrels. Recently the Licensing Police, covertly posted,observed several men enter a South Melbourne hotel about 9.30 p.m. Deciding that a good ‘bag’ was gathered, they knocked and, after some delay, were admitted to the premises. A search… Read More ›

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