Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Driven to drink

Driven to drink

When Ohinemuri people voted for prohibition in 1908, miners were forced to go outside the district – usually to Hikutaiā or Katikati – to get a drink. The other option was to make home brew. This photograph recalls that era, which came to a close in 1926.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Government and politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30485/driven-to-drink (accessed 30 March 2017)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016