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Abstain from alcohol pledge card


A Loyal Temperance Legion pledge card from the 1930s. Enthusiasm for the prohibition cause was flagging by this time, though a significant minority of voters continued to support the option until the final national licensing poll was held in 1987.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-ALCOHOL-Temperance-1930s-01
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