Story: Street life

Six o’clock closing

Six o’clock closing

A few women meet their men outside Dunedin’s Robert Burns Hotel in 1952. Also waiting is a young girl, probably meeting her father. Between 1917 and 1967 all pubs had to close at 6 p.m. This had a detrimental impact on street life, as city streets were largely deserted in the evening.

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Ben Schrader, 'Street life - Street life declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20683/six-oclock-closing (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010