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MacNaughten, Russell (1894) The Gothenberg system. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. i-ii.

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The writer explained
that the Gothenberg system was co-operation applied to licensing. The
state or municipality, acting through a company, bound by certain
conditions, set in the place of the publican (in licensed houses owned
and managed by the company) officials receiving a fixed yearly salary
with a bonus derived not from the alcohol, but from the food and nonalcoholic
beverages they might be able to sell. This principle was of
paramount importance. The inducement to push the sale of alcoholic
liquor was stopped, because the publican was no longer anything but a
salaried servant, and because the bonus he received was entirely
dependent on the food and non-alcoholic beverages sold. In fact it
became his interest to push their sale as far as possible to the exclusion
of alcohol, the demand for which was no longer stimulated by any
artificial pressure on the part of the publican.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:MacNaughten, Russell
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: i-ii
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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