HOW SKIMPIES BECAME A THING IN KALGOORLIE-BOULDER
Local historian Tim Moore says it wasn’t until 1977 that the first ever topless barmaid ended up in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
“She was a barmaid at the CommercialHotel [which eventually] burned down,” he said.
“Beverley started the trend where you went from topless [to], out at a very fine establishment called the Main Reef Hotel, where they had the first naked barmaid.”
Though this was very popular with patrons, Mr Moore said it proved less so with the health board who wanted her to cover up.
“They wrapped her up in glad wrap,” he said.
“So in the end it changed to négligée [which] evolves into the skimpies that we have today.”
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