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Timeline of Alcohol

Timeline of Alcohol

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matters of substance
August 12
 
1770
Captain Cook brewsbeer, flavoured withrimu leaves and bark,while harboured at ShipCove in QueenCharlotte Sound.
Alcoholmilestonesin New
 
Zealand
1835
First commercialbrewery isestablished in
Kororäreka
/Russell.
1839
First alcohol tax byBritish ColonialSecretary LordNormandy.It excludes beer.
1863
First temperancemovement meetingis held in the Bay of Islands.
1873
Licensing Act ispassed, prohibitingthe sale of liquor if two-thirds of residents petitionedagainst sale.
1884
King Country Te RohePötae is declared aspecial Mäori ‘nolicence’ district. Localsvoted to restorelicences in 1954.
 
1893
Alcoholic Liquors SaleControl Act is passed,making licensing areasconsistent withelectorates andallowed for licensingpolls to be held everyelection.
1909
Masterton declaresitself a dry zone andall pubs close. Nonereopen until 1946.
1911
Nationwidereferendum is heldon prohibition of alcohol. 56 percentvote in favour of prohibition, shy of the 60 percentneeded for it tobecome law.
1917
A law forces pubs toclose at 6pm as atemporary wartimemeasure. Thisremains for thenext 50 years.
1918
240,000 signaturepetition calling for prohibition ispresented toParliament.
1919
Votes of 32,0000New Zealand soldiersreturning from WWIstop the passage of prohibition.
1947
Workers in Greymouthboycott local pubs for four and a half monthsafter they raise theprice of beer.
1958
Arnold Nordmeyer’s‘Black Budget’ increasestax on beer.
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