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Pigs, hogs and Aussie blokes: the emergence of the term 'six o'clock swill'

Luckins, Tanja 2007, Pigs, hogs and Aussie blokes: the emergence of the term 'six o'clock swill', History Australia, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 8.1-8.17.

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Title Pigs, hogs and Aussie blokes: the emergence of the term 'six o'clock swill'
Author(s) Luckins, Tanja
Journal name History Australia
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 8.1
End page 8.17
Total pages 17
Publisher Monash University ePress
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1449-0854
1833-4881
Keyword(s) Australian history
licensing law
drinking practices
Summary ‘Six o’clock swill’ is one of the best known terms in Australian history, popularly associated with the drinking practices of a fifty-year period when pubs closed at six o’clock in most Australian states. Historians have tended to link the emergence of the’six o’clock swill’ to the introduction of early or six o’clock closing during the Great War. A closer analysis suggests it was not licensing law alone which impelled its emergence but historically specific conditions during World War II. Moreover, the term ‘six o’clock swill’ was no mere description of drinking practices; importantly it generated cultural politics particular to time and place.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Monash Univresity ePress
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30057883

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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