Refreshment Room bar at Brisbane Central Station, c1970. The service and tenor of Refreshment Rooms changed in the 1970s

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Railway excursion tickets, 1953. Excursions from as early as 1913 provided an enjoyable trip to the countryside, paired with a dining experience in Railway Refreshment Rooms.

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Since the mid-sixteenth century, there has been a tradition in British society wherein, upon the completion of their education, privileged young men would embark upon a celebratory period in which

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