Remember when each suburb and every country town had a Greek café or milk bar – open all hours, 7 days a week?
Documentary photographer Effy Alexakis, and historian, Leonard Janiszewski, have been researching the Greek-Australian historical and contemporary presence in both Australia and Greece since 1982.
In their latest book, Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia, the era of Australia’s Greek cafés and milk bars is vividly brought to life.
With Ithacans forming a large part of the cafe culture, particularly in Melbourne, this book will be relevant to many of our members.
Leonard and Effy will be in Melbourne to present a lecture at the launch on their 30 years of research culled from travels within four continents, selected from over 1,800 interviews and innumerable contemporary and historical photographs. A selection of Melbourne and Victorian Greek-run cafés and milk bars will be included in their presentation.
Wednesday 10 August, 7pm
Delphi Bank Mez, Greek Centre
168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Light refreshments will be served and the book will be available for purchase.
If you cannot make it to the official launch at the Greek Centre, Effie and Leonard will be at the Brunswick Library on Thursday 11 August at 7.30pm. Register online at moreland.vic.gov.au/read-more or phone 9389 8600.