Study reveals social cost of abolishing early closing

By John Kidman
Updated December 10 2023 - 9:05am, first published 9:00am
The six o'clock swill was an institution in both Victoria and South Australia for half a century. (HANDOUT/MUSEUMS VICTORIA)
The six o'clock swill was an institution in both Victoria and South Australia for half a century. (HANDOUT/MUSEUMS VICTORIA)

As the minute hand on the wall clock raced towards the hour, thirsty men rows deep jostled for final refills before skolling their beers and stumbling into the street, the doors bolting shut behind them.

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