yep, since 1816, there have been restrictions on alcohol sales on Sunday. Mostly meaning “None”.
This, of course, didn’t stop people drinking on Sunday, we just had to plan ahead. Some folks couldn’t, and got caught out though.
At he end of the day, the Liquor Lobby won out over the Church lobby.
Although they can’t sell until after noon. The church thinks it will restrict competition for their services or something…