The Mercury in 1917: Drinking dramas at Thirroul Beach

Glen Humphries
October 24 2023 - 1:47pm
Plans for a wine bar 200 metres from Thirroul Beach had some locals worried about drunks on the sand in 1917.
Plans for a wine bar 200 metres from Thirroul Beach had some locals worried about drunks on the sand in 1917.

Looking back at October 25, 1917

The issue of drunks at the beach was the focal point of a liquor licence renewal at Thirroul.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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