Story: Liquor laws

Brown Owl restaurant, 1944 (3rd of 3)

In 1943 Invercargill voted to end 37 years of prohibition. In the wake of this a lobby group successfully campaigned for new liquor outlets to be owned by a community trust. Since 1944 the Invercargill Licensing Trust has had a monopoly on licensed establishments. This film clip shows one of the trust's early hospitality ventures, the Brown Owl.

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Reference: Weekly Review 163. National Film Unit, 1944

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Paul Christoffel, 'Liquor laws - The temperance influence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2014