world war two
DURING World War II limits were placed on beer production in Australia, requiring breweries to reduce their output by two-thirds. Rationing of beer came into force in March 1943, and by January 1943, newspapers were reporting 75 per cent of… Read More ›
Digger (right) holds glass of beer in one hand, “tosses ’em” with the other, while others of the impromptu Hay Street (Perth) school” await the result. – The Daily News (Perth, WA) Friday 22 November 1940.
THE Royal Hotel at the corner of Abercrombie and Codrington Streets, Darlington, like many Sydney pubs, struggled to survive through the war years. Beer rationing, and even, as the following story reveals, restrictions on the availability of bed linen made… Read More ›