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Masterton no-license poster


Masterton went 'dry' in July 1909 after many years of campaigning by local temperance supporters. They urged the community to keep the pubs closed when licensing polls were held every three years. This poster formed part of their 1911 campaign.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-ALCOHOL-Prohibition-1911-01
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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Masterton no-license poster, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated