Kōrero: Referendums

Liquor licensing: pro-prohibition (1 o 2)

Liquor licensing: pro-prohibition

This poster was produced by the New Zealand Alliance for the Abolition of the Liquor Traffic to influence people on how to vote in the 1925 referendum on liquor licensing. From 1919 the prohibition referendum usually took place at the same time as the general election. In the poster the responsible family man is encouraged by his son to strike out the top two lines on the ballot paper, thereby voting for national prohibition. The message is that a vote for prohibition is a vote to protect the family from the ill-effects of alcohol.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-ALCOHOL-Prohibition-1925-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nigel Roberts, 'Referendums - Prohibition referendums', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/36950/liquor-licensing-pro-prohibition (accessed 27 February 2021)

He kōrero nā Nigel Roberts, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 30 Aug 2016, updated 1 Dec 2020