Selling an American Dream: Australia’s Greek Cafe


A public lecture will be presented by documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and social historian Leonard Janiszewski

‘Selling an American Dream: Australia’s Greek Café’, will be supported by the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Australian Society for History, Engineering and Technology, is an opportunity to learn about Australia’s Greek cafés and milk bars as a significant global phenomenon in the modern era.

Greek-run cafés and milk bars populated Australian country towns and cities, merging local fare with new American food-catering ideas.

They subsequently contributed to a major change in not only eating habits, but cinema, music and architecture with the introduction of American sodas, ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, hamburgers, milk chocolate and hard sugar candies.

The two researchers will bring together 30 years of research from travels over four continents, and selected from more than 1,800 interviews and innumerable contemporary and historical photographs.

Cost of attendance is $10 per person.

Fore more information, visit… or contact Leonard Janiszewski on 0448 876 626 or (02) 9850 6886/7437.

When: Tuesday 8 December from 5.30 pm-7.00 pm

Where: History House, Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW

source:Neos Kosmos

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