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The last days of the 'six o’clock swill'

The last days of the 'six o’clock swill'

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New Zealand's infamous hour of binge-drinking, the '6 o'clock swill' finally came to an end 50 years ago this October. Recordings held in the sound archives of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision tell us more about this unique approach to alcohol licensing, which was introduced during World War I - but endured for a further 50 years.

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