Sat 10 Sep 2016 - Sat 10 Sep 2016
2 pm - 3.30 pm
- Bowen Library, Maroubra
- 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
Join author Leonard Janiszewski as he takes us back to a time when Greek cafes and milk bars were the gathering place for every town and suburb.
- This is a free event, following the launch of the Library’s local history exhibition ‘Our Victorian Neighbours’ at 12.30pm. Refreshments will be served in between events.
- Bookings are essential: 9314 4888
Australia’s first milk bar was opened in 1932 in Sydney, and within a five year period over 4,000 milk bars and cafes were found all over the country.
In the 80s, historian Leonard Janiszewski and photographer Effy Alexakis travelled around Australia and documented these iconic places to keep their culture and history alive.
This is a joint event held by the Randwick and District Historical Society and Randwick
City Library, celebrating History Week.