The end of the six o’clock swill In Australasia…

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The end of the ‘six o’clock swill’ in New Zealand…

9 October 1967

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/the-end-of-the-six-oclock-swillhttps://nzhistory.govt.nz/the-end-of-the-six-oclock-swill

And over the Tasman in Australia:

John Francis Ryan serves two punters at the Ivanhoe Hotel (since demolished) in Ivanhoe, Victoria. c.1950 IMAGE CREDIT: Flickr/Liam Ryan

Now and then: Australia’s ‘six o’clock swill’ –  28 September 1967

Australians were forced to finish their drinks by 6pm for almost 40 years – and what a drinking culture it created…

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/history-culture/2016/02/now-and-then-australias-six-oclock-swill

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