Drinkers and the anti-drink movement in Sydney, 1870-1930
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the public consumption of alcohol and drunkenness excited strong passions. Between the late 1860s and the late 1920s a politically active anti-drink movement attempted to win legislative measures aimed at the abolition, or at least the curtailment, of the drink trade. This movement was inspired by evangelical Protestants but, especially after the turn of the century, the anti-drink crusade became a popular cause. It received enthusiastic support...[Show more]
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