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Higher/Secondary School. Milkshakes, Sundaes & Cafe Culture Education Kit.

In the accompanying education kit you will find some exhibition activity sheets for secondary students.

These activity sheets will help focus students’ attention on aspects of the exhibition, while stimulating them to think a little beyond the exhibition to some of the implications of the exhibition content. There are also lots of fun questions.

It is suggested that students work in pairs to encourage discussion and exploration.

This kit includes:

Brief introduction
page 1

Syllabus requirements in a variety of subjects - suggestions for longer term projects based around the exhibition
page 1

Suggestions for classroom activities before and after the visit
page 2

Background information and images from the exhibition for classroom use before and after the visit
page 5

page 14

Activity sheet for Yrs 7 & 8 (A-D)

Resource image


Milkshakes, Sundaes And Cafe Culture is about cafes and milkbars of the past that were such an important feature of everyday life in cities and in country towns. It tells the story of
some of those cafes and of the people who established and ran them.

Many of the cafes featured in the exhibition were family businesses established by Greek migrants.

The exhibition is an opportunity for students to find out about aspects of the history of everyday Australian life and Australian cultural diversity.

To view or download Milkshakes, Sundaes & Cafe Culture Education Kit, for Secondary Schools:


To see the image on the last page of the kit on kythera-family:

Mavromatis, Lockhart, 1925

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