• Short Summary

    In Papua New Guinea, restrictions on beer drinking have been lifted by the government just as appeals for economy in the use of petrol were made.

  • Description

    In Papua New Guinea, restrictions on beer drinking have been lifted by the government just as appeals for economy in the use of petrol were made.

    The ban on alcohol sales was introduced for the first week of the country's internal self-government -- a prelude to full independence from Australia which is expected within two years. It had been feared that there could have been tribal disturbances under independence so public celebrations and the sale of alcohol were banned.

    In the event, although all police and Army leave had been cancelled, there were no major incidents.

    To get over the alcohol ban, many people bought supplies from the supermarkets to tide them over the "dry" period. Now the bars are open again and independence can be toasted.

    However, the ending of this coincided with another shortage, this time one that's been hitting most of the world. Papua New Guinea's petrol supplies from abroad have been cut by 20 per cent and the new government is having to appeal for economy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1WVN43PAN1CO1VPAJONQC21MN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WVN43PAN1CO1VPAJONQC21MN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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