In each suburb and every country town, there was the Greek café or milk bar – open all hours, 7 days a week. Leonard Janiszewski and Effy Alexakis will describe how these family-based food-catering enterprises affected and influenced Australian popular culture. These Greek cafés and milk bars were a ‘Trojan Horse’ for the Americanisation of the eating, social and cultural habits of Australians and transformed Australian popular culture.

When: Saturday 10 September 2016, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Vonnie Young Auditorium, Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
Cost: Free
Contact: randwickhistory@gmail.com or 02 9314 4888
Presented by Randwick & District Historical Society.

Image: Astoria Cafe, Newcastle, c.1940s, courtesy N. Raftos, National Project Archives, Macquarie University.


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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