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'Hands up for six!'
Title : 'Hands up for six!' 'Hands up for six!'
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Source : Port Adelaide Congregational Church, SRG 95/166/55 vol. 1, p. 79
Date of creation : 1915
Format : Photograph
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The Rev. Joseph Kirby was a militant social reformer, working tirelessly, amongst other things, for 'temperance' - the movement encouraging individuals to abstain from drinking alcohol. When he retired from Port Adelaide Congregational Church, Kirby became the leader of the campaign which successfully lobbied South Australian Parliament for hotel bars to close at six o'clock. This was passed as law in 1915, and remained in place until 1967.
Related names :

Kirby, J.C. (Joseph Coles), 1837-1924

Port Adelaide Congregational Church (S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1915
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Garrett, John. 'Kirby, Joseph Coles (1837-1924)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974, pp. 35-36
Kirby, J.C. (Joseph Coles). Personal papers, PRG 1110
Raftery, Judith. 'Kirby, Joseph Coles', Australian dictionary of evangelical biography, Ed. Brian Dickey, Sydney: Evangelical History Association, 1994
Internet links :
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: Search for Joseph Coles Kirby



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