Gutter talk

“I was always down on bad language, I couldn’t see any sense in it. I put slogans on the pub wall that said, ‘You’re allowed to swear in this hotel, as long as you come and explain the sense in it’, or ‘Keep the gutter talk out where it belongs’. They said I’d lose customers but I think I gained some.”

Steve Guinery, 13 July 2017, Publican at The Port Kembla Hotel (Guinery’s) from 1970 – 1990. Pub was managed by the Guinery family for more than 50 years (1935 – 1990).

Photo of Steve Guinery at The Port Kembla Hotel in 2017, by Nina Kourea