Though Australian pubs still tend towards being all-male enclaves, women were once legally barred to “protect” them from the corrupting influence of foul language. On April 11, 1965, Merle Thornton (mother of the actress Sigrid Thornton) and her friend Rosalie Bogner chained themselves to the footrail of the Regatta Hotel bar at Toowong in protest; the movement they inspired led to the granting of “the right to drink alongside men” in the mid-1970s. The grand, pink-and-white colonial hotel is on the west bank of the river along Coronation Drive, about 2km from the city centre.

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