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Wanted, a beautiful barmaid : women behind the bar in New Zealand, 1830-1976

Author: Susan Upton
Publisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Women in the New Zealand liquor trade have been the subject of scrutiny and condemnation since the first grog shops sold rum to sailors in the 1830s. Barmaids were alternately as 'sirens who led men to drink' and innocent maids at risk of moral degeneration. By the 1880s a growing number of New Zealanders believed that the job of publican - or worse, barmaid - was not a suitable occupation for a woman and in 1910,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Upton
ISBN: 9780864738943 0864738943
OCLC Number: 847842970
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Under no restrictions: grog shops and accommodation houses, 1830-1859 --
2. Barmaids on the goldfields, 1860-1873 --
3. Women behind the bar: a disgrace to civilisation, 1874-1881 --
4. Respectability: the WCTU ant-barnaid campaign, 1882-1894 --
5. Prohibition takes hold of the masses, 1894-1910 --
6. The register, 1911-1938 --
7. Women licensees are like men: good, bad and indifferent, 1939-1961 --
8. 'Controlling these women': the barmaids return, 1962-1976.
Responsibility: Susan Upton.

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Provides a social history of women in the liquor trade and the controls, social and legal, written and unwritten, with which they had to contend. It begins in the 1830s when control over the sale of  Read more...

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