Updated March 18, One of the strangest clubs in Mount Gambier's history Gambir formed in the early days of the 20th century — the Anti-Shouting League. Far from being about voice volume control, the league's main aim was restraint when it came to a quintessential Aussie pastime: shouting your mate a drink at the bar.
The league's only rule was simple: a member could drink as many alcoholic beverages as he liked bought by his own hand, but they must not offer a drink to nor accept one from anyone.
Hundreds of curious people showed up to the league's first meeting in to hear a rousing speech by the league's head Mr Richards. But by the end of the Korean erotic massage Robina, just one extra member had signed up to take the pledge, making the league's total membership 13 people.
Temperance, meaning abstinence from alcoholic drink, was a popular bandwagon to jump on for many groups and gentlmen at the time, sometimes Canning Vale sexy vide stiff rules to abide by and penalties for those who faltered. If a member of the Anti-Shouting League forgot himself while under the influence and merrily shouted his bar mate a drink, it would cost him a penance — two shillings and sixpence.
One congregational minister thundered in the local paper that Gambire evil of shouting was probably greater in Australia than anywhere else" and called it "a curse in disguise to social life".
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In the late 19th century to the midth century, numerous leagues and so-called friendly societies popped up Secrets gentlemen club Mount Gambier Australian regional towns and cities with the aim of reducing the impact of alcohol's ills on society. It Secregs a time when liquor was Cute girls Adelaide referred to as evil and dubbed the "demon drink", and was thought entirely capable of reducing good men to dark deeds.
Often with scant evidence, newspapers were quick to jump on "intemperance" as a cause for society's ills, as in the case of one Naracoorte storekeeper who fatally poisoned himself with a bottle of laudanum.
The following day's Border Watch reported: "The reasons for the rash act are rather obscure, but they Gamvier be traced remotely to that too frequent vice, intemperance The Sons of Temperance was a brotherhood of men with one main aim in common — to "shield its members from the evils of intemperance".
Grant road prostitutes rates in Australia were some highly secretive rituals, passwords and even initiation ceremonies for members, once they were deemed suitable by existing members for the group.
The personal pledge adopted at the formation of the organisation was: "I will neither make, buy, sell nor use as a beverage, any spirituous or malt liquors, wine or cider". In a bag of temperance treasures recently donated to the Mount Gambier History League, Mr Bott was amused to find even children had to take a pledge of abstinence. In the "Initiation, Installation and other ceremonies for the junior league" guide, one of the questions put to bewildered children was if they Secret "willing to pledge your sacred honour that you will not use Secrets gentlemen club Mount Gambier spirituous or malt liquors, wine or cider?
Like many friendly societies around the time, the Sons of Temperance also had a more community minded purpose — to provide monetary support and comfort in times of need, said Mr Bott.
Mount Gambier's Anti-Shouting League and those who feared the 'demon drink'
If a member fell ill, it was the duty of another member to sit by their side until they were. The ladies had their own groups and societies and one of note in Mount Gambier was the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which still exists Secrets gentlemen club Mount Gambier South Australia today. One rumour still making the rounds Massage apalachicola Ballarat that the good ladies of the temperance union, fond of abstinence and purity, ran one notorious female publican — Kitty Temple — out of Mount Gambier in the lateth century and into Caveton, where she ran a hotel until In neighbouring Millicent, besieged publicans faced an even greater threat — Secrets gentlemen club Mount Gambier loss of their livelihood.
Inleading members of local temperance groups met and discussed the prospect of forcing the closure of some of the district's New Sunbury escort outcall to curtail the supply of drink. One speaker claimed the "click of the billiard balls was an offence to the people passing on their way to worship on the Sabbath".
In closing, chairperson Reverend Marlin remarked how many empty chairs they were and said how peculiar it was to such movements that a few had to take the initiative that led to mass salvation. Recently Ms Reade said one lady burst into laughter upon hearing her distant relatives were members of the movement, declaring she was not much one for temperance.
Many of the groups appear to have fizzled out around the time of the World War I, perhaps because there was something else more important to focus on, Ms Reade thinks.
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