Liquor for half-castes [7 August 1936]

Liquor for half-castes.

Concern at Exemption Ordinance

Adelaide, Aug. 6.— A recent ordinance of the Federal Government allowing certain half-caste aborigines in Northern Australia to purchase intoxicating liquor was discussed today at a meeting of the Aborigines’ Friends’ Association. A resolution was adopted expressing grave concern regarding the removal of the restrictions against half-castes and calling the attention of the Minister concerned to a statement by Superintendent Stretton, of the Darwin police, that great trouble was being experienced because of the recent exemption extended to half-castes.

The West Australian (Perth, WA), Friday 7 August 1936, page 25

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