beer shortages

Early closing farce

Plea of ‘No Beer’ Although State licensing laws prescribe 9am to 9pm for hotel trading, six hotels in Perth‘s city block closed well before 9 o’clock on Saturday night. Reason given in every case was ‘no beer.’ Because of complaints… Read More ›


Cleaning them up

THERE was a mopping-up process in Cessnock on Saturday. Habitues of hotels remained in their favourite haunts until the beer was consumed, and then marched en masse to the next hotel where beer was on tap. This continued until the… Read More ›

They Rushed This Hotel

DRINKERS last night rushed this hotel  in the city — one of the few which  adhered to the promise during the week to open for trading on Saturday afternoon and night. –Sunday Mail (Brisbane) Sunday 22 June 1947.