Infamous Six o’clock pub swill begins in NZ in 1917…


1917 ‘Six o’clock swill’ begins

Six p.m. closing of pubs was introduced as a ‘temporary’ wartime measure. It ushered in what became known as the ‘six o’clock swill’, in which patrons drank their fill before closing time. The practice was to last for 50 years. Read more…

Published by peter petterson

Father of four, grandfather of thirteen, and great-grandfather of eight. Resides in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Living happily in retirement and enjoying the company of my many young descendants.

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