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Australia Today - Lucky Strike … and Other Segments, 1938: The fatal hour

This black-and-white newsreel clip shows a comic depiction of two men working on a building site. One checks his watch and they rush to a pub before the doors are closed at 6 pm. The men are permitted to enter the pub and are given 20 minutes' drinking time before being asked to leave. The men drink quickly and then leave ...

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Caddie, 1976: Six o'clock swill

This clip shows men jostling for beer in a Sydney pub in the lead-up to 6 pm, after which no more drinks are served. A fight breaks out when one man suggests that Caddie (Helen Morse) would be 'quicker on the bloody pick-up' than at serving him beer, quipping that she is 'only a bloody barmaid'. The publican announces closing ...