The Liquor Referendum and the Six O’Clock Swill

Back in February we chatted about the Liverpool Soldiers Riot in 1916. The riot, which started as a protest against camp conditions, caught the military and many officials by surprise. The boozy rampage by AIF recruits was picked up by the temperance movement and used... read more

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PIC: Man reading newspaper on deck of ferry approaching Circular Quay, 1906. By Harold Cazneaux. Contributed by National Library of Australia [nla.pic-an23242011].



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Pic: Training for the new decimal currency – a display of giant coins at the Channel 10 studio in Sydney 1965. By W Brindle. Contributed by National Archives of Australia (A1200, L52590)


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