Old Hokonui. "Ergo bibamus"; guaranteed free from poisons ... Produce of Southland, supplied to all snake-charmers [Label. 1940s?]

Old Hokonui. "Ergo bibamus"; guaranteed free from poisons ... Produce of Southland, supplied to all snake-charmers [Label. 1940s?]
Date
1950s
Ref
Eph-A-ALCOHOL-1940s-01
Description

Label for a bottle of "Old Hokonui" whiskey shows a skull and crossbones. It declares that the drink has "passed all tests except the Police".

Date taken from the fact that A P Godber photographed such a label, and he died in 1949. See photograph at PAColl-3039-1-023.

Title translation: Therefore let us drink

Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).

Physical Description: Relief print on label, 141 x 102 mm.

Provenance: Allegedly collected during a police raid on the still during the 1950s. Donor's aunt was a friend of one of the policemen involved in the raid.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
[Ephemera of octavo sizes relating to alcohol and alcoholic beverages and drink, in New Zealand] / [Ephemera of octavo size relating in general to alcohol and alcoholic beverages and drink, in New Zealand. 1940-1949]
Format
1 b&w art print(s), Ephemera, Relief print on label, 141 x 102 mm.
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