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Bar Room Floor

Identifier: clels6

Scope and Contents

Contains the newspaper article of ‘Case of the Face on the Bar-Room Floor’, Truth, March 19 1957, p 1, p 19, both the original and three photocopies. The article details the police surveillance of the New Judgeford Golf Club in Pauatahanui, who were accused of the unlawful sale of alcohol. The title refers to Sgt. Smillie of the Wellington Police, who crawled under the floor and presented the evidence of what he had heard and saw in court. Subject matter includes dates as far back as 1908, as it talks about events of 1957.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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