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  • Addicted? excerpt 1: Our Social Anaesthetic

    May 30, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    Our Social Anaesthetic The Fatal Shore’s author, Robert Hughes, tells us that rum was ‘the social anaesthetic and real currency of early New South Wales’: In this little community… nearly all the men and most of the women were addicted to alcohol. In Australia, especially between 1790 and 1820 ...

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