Story: Southland region

‘No I won’t, I’ll have a glass of beer’

The Invercargill Licensing Trust was set up to control the sale of liquor in the city after it was legalised in 1943. Invercargill residents became the first New Zealanders able to drink alcohol in a restaurant that was not attached to a hotel.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 163. National Film Unit, 1944

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Society and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015