Not game to drink

“I’m not game to drink. Before when I was doing a fair bit of walking, I used to walk from my place, round down the beach and come here and have a couple of schooners and then get the bus home. That was my daily walk because I had a bypass in 2010 and that was one of the things, I had to walk. If I have one drink and get caught I could lose my license.  I’ve got one of these provisional licenses. I’ve had it since I was 75, I’m only 77 now. Do you believe me? I love it at the bowls, we go bowling and you can bet your life it will come up – ‘how old are you Steve?’ And I say, ‘oh, 76’. Or my favourite one, ‘I was born in 1939’. And you see them start adding it up in their heads, ‘oh you’re older than that!’ I was born in ‘29.”

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 outside The Port Kembla Hotel in 2017, by Nina Kourea