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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 25.06.2018

“GREEK CAFES & MILK BARS OF AUSTRALIA” – LECTURE IN KYTHERA

“GREEK CAFES & MILK BARS OF AUSTRALIA”
LECTURE IN KYTHERA

 

Authors of "Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia", Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski will be in Kythera this northern summer to present an extended version of their popular café and milk bar history lecture.

Kytherians were conspicuous in Australia’s food-catering industry particularly from the 1890s ...

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 02.04.2017

PARAGON CAFE, KATOOMBA, LECTURE

A BIG THANK YOU to all who attended and enjoyed the presentation at KATOOMBA'S famous PARAGON CAFE by EFFY ALEXAKIS & LEONARD JANISZEWSKI – the collective "buzz", involvement, comments and questions by the audience were fantastic!! Jack Simos (who commenced operating the Paragon back in 1916) would have been proud!
More lectures will be scheduled during 2017 at various venues around the country – so keep updated by checking the "Greek Cafes & ...

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 18.03.2017

Greek Café & Milk Bar Lecture and Afternoon Tea @ the Paragon Café, Katoomba

DATE: Saturday 1st April 2017

TIME: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

VENUE: Paragon Café, 65 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW

An illustrated lecture by social historian Leonard Janiszewski and documentary photographer Effy Alexakis

Back by popular demand as part of the 2017 GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY!

This lecture at the famous Paragon Café, Katoomba, will highlight the content ...

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 13.03.2017

GREEK CAFES & MILK BARS LECTURE – ORANGE & COWRA NSW

Macquarie University researchers Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski will be presenting Greek cafe and milk bar history lectures at ORANGE and COWRA LIBRARIES on the 16th and 17th of March respectively. Orange is an evening event (commencing at 5.30pm) whilst Cowra will take place in the afternoon (commencing at 2.00pm). To book seats please call Jasmine Vidler on (02) 6393 8125 OR book on line: 

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 08.02.2017

Greek Café & Milk Bar Lecture and Afternoon Tea at the Niagara Café at Gundagai

Greek Café & Milk Bar Lecture and Afternoon Tea at the Niagara Café at Gundagai

 

DATE: Saturday 11th March

TIME: 3 – 4.30 pm

VENUE: 142 Sheridan Street Gundagai

 

An illustrated lecture by social historian Leonard Janiszewski and documentary photographer Effy Alexakis.

 

In an Australia we still remember, in each suburb and every country town, was a Greek café ...

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 24.10.2016

Adelaide book launch of Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia, 15 November 2016

Kytherians in Adelaide, you are kindly invited to the launch of Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia.

The event on the 15th November is being hosted by the MARAS group, and the book will be launched by Senator Nick Xenophon.

Please RSVP is you wish to attend. See the details on the invitation.

www.cafesandmilkbars.com.au

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 05.10.2016

kalo mesimeri !

a great lunch at one of the island finest restaurants ... panaretos in the platia of potamos .. magnificent , food like my mother , grandmothers cooked in years gone by .. kali orixi !!

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 03.08.2016

Greek Cafes and Milk Bars of Australia

Melbourne Book launch of Greek Cafes and Milk Bars of Australia will be hosted at the Greek Centre on Wednesday 10th August at 7pm, 168 Lonsdale St Melbourne, RSVP to rsvp@greekcentre.com.au

A lecture will also be presented at Brunswick Library on thursday 11th August at 7.30 pm, cnr Sydney Road and Dawson St, Brunswick. RSVP 03 9389 8600 or readmore@moreland.vic.gov.au

 

If ...

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 16.06.2016

Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia to be launched in Brisbane.

Book launch and lecture on the 13th July at The Greek Club in Sth Brisbane. Please RSVP 3249 1000.

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submitted by Effy Alexakis on 03.05.2016

Lecture and Book Launch at Hellenic Club Woden, Canberra

Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski will be giving a lecture and launching their book Greek Cafes and Milk Bars of Australia at the Hellenic Club in Canberra on the 16th May @ 7.30pm. 

RSVP to Lisa on 6162 6624 or email lisa@hellenicclub.com.au

If you ...

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submitted by Sunday Telegraph on 08.11.2015

The Rio milk bar at Summer Hill sells to underbidder for figure around $1.7 million

Sunday Telegraph, November 8, 2015 page 12

Brendan Wong

Photograph: The large crowd that turned out for the auction of The Rio milk bar in Summer Hill. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

In its heyday it was the go-to place for greasers, lured by a jukebox full of hits and a steady stream of milkshakes — but the site of famed Summer Hill milk bar The Rio will get a new injection of life after selling for a figure around the $1.7 million mark.

The property ...

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 29.05.2015

Roxy wins Museums Australia award

The museum was created in a 1930s cinema and café established by Kytherian migrants.

Neos Kosmos, Melbourne 28 May 2015

View / download a .pdf version of the article:

Roxy wins Museums Australia Award Sat 23 May 2015 self-contained.pdf

MICHAEL SWEET

The Roxy Museum at Bingara in northern NSW has won a Museums and ...

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 22.04.2015

Paragon Cafe, Katoomba

My father Stephen has many memories of the Paragon Cafe in Katoomba. He thinks this paper bag is from one of his visits there in 1949! I found it in a little box!

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submitted by Greek-Australian Cafe Culture on 31.03.2015

Souvlakia’s journey: a Greek-Australian food odyssey.

Photograph: Bouillabaisse recipe. Nicholas Tselementes’ Greek cookery 1959, 20-21. Courtesy Maria Theodorakis. Photo: Toni Risson

An Essay in: TEXT Special Issue 24: Cookbooks: writing, reading and publishing culinary literature in Australasia (eds) Donna Lee Brien and Adele Wessell, October 2013

by

Toni Risson

Bibliographical note:


Dr Toni Risson’s research interests focus on popular culture. Food, in particular, ...

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submitted by The Australian Newspaper on 03.11.2014

Melbourne illustrator Eamon Donnelly preserves the suburban milk bar

The AUSTRALIAN September 20, 2014

Kylar Loussikian
Journalist
Sydney

Photograph: One of the last of a dying institution. Illustration. Eamon Donnelly.

It all started for Eamon Donnelly when he revisited the fondly remembered milk bar of his childhood, in Geelong.

Ten years ago, Melbourne illustrator Eamon Donnelly decided to revisit his childhood home in suburban Geelong and take one last peek through the back fence.

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submitted by The Land, Newspaper on 10.10.2014

Australian cuisine owes much to Greek cafes

PETER AUSTIN

Peter Austin is a former editor and long time columnist and property writer for The Land

The Land 03 Oct, 2014

Photograph: Mr Pippos with young customers in 2008

What a double whammy of bad news it was for the good folk of Brewarrina in the August 28 edition of The Land.

The cover story, featuring a picture of local grazier Ed Fessey with the Premier, Mike Baird, concerned the ongoing drought gripping ...

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submitted by The Australian Newspaper on 10.10.2014

My beautiful cafe: the Greek tradition that united a town

ANDREW PIPPOS

THE AUSTRALIAN AUGUST 26, 2014


THE Cafe De Luxe in Brewarrina was one of the last of its kind.

Not so long ago, there were Greek-Australian cafes in every other country town in NSW and southern Queensland. They were an institution, too, in the main streets of the cities. The term “cafe” can be misleading: these had more in common with US diners than coffee shops of today, or the fish-and-chip shops of the 1980s.

On ...

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submitted by The Land, Newspaper on 10.10.2014

Fire claims historic Brewarrina cafe

JESSIE DAVIES

The Land, 25 Aug, 2014

Photographic: Aftermath of Cafe De Luxe blaze.

It's been the heart of the community for a long time, and it's such a shock to see it go

Brewarrina locals are mourning the loss of their iconic Cafe De Luxe which was destroyed by fire on Sunday night.

Unchanged since it first opened its doors in 1926, the Cafe was a gem to both locals and tourists, who enjoyed sodas, thick shakes and conversation ...

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submitted by The Land, Newspaper on 10.10.2014

Fire claims historic Brewarrina cafe

JESSIE DAVIES

The Land, 25 Aug, 2014

Photographic: Brewarrina's iconic Cafe De Luxe ablaze.

It's been the heart of the community for a long time, and it's such a shock to see it go

Brewarrina locals are mourning the loss of their iconic Cafe De Luxe which was destroyed by fire on Sunday night.

Unchanged since it first opened its doors in 1926, the Cafe was a gem to both locals and tourists, who enjoyed sodas, thick shakes ...

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submitted by Greek-Australian Cafe Culture on 10.10.2014

Café De Luxe, Brewarrina - outback NSW

The Café De Luxe was opened in 1926 by George Pippos, and 83yrs later his son Angelo and wife Margie Pippos are still carrying on the traditions from 1926.

Located at 87 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina NSW, 2839; it tragically burnt down on

The original advertising for the cafe included:

"When you step through the cafe’s doors you're hit with the true colors of the outback’s friendly surroundings and our friendly staff.

Come in from ...