Greek Centre Melbourne Hosts Public Lecture Series About Greek Milk Bars of Australia

Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski from Sydney’s Macquarie University will be giving a lecture detailing the development of Greek cafés and milk bars across Australia, including those in Melbourne and Victoria, as well as giving insight into the personal lives of those involved in these historical businesses.

The four-part lecture series will be taking place in various locations and will be broken down into different topics. Of the lectures, three will focus on the history of the Greek café and milk bar in Australia, while one will detail the historical and contemporary occupational preferences of Greek Australians.

The documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and social historian Leonard Janiszewski will be presenting the lectures at the following locations:

Preston Library
266 Gower Street, Preston Wednesday April 26 at 7 pm
Bookings and details: (03) 8470 8042

Oakleigh Library
148 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Thursday April 27 at 2 pm
Bookings and details: (03) 9563 4138

Mill Park Library
394 Plenty Road, Mill Park
Friday April 28 at 1 pm
Bookings and details: (03) 9437 8189

They will also be presenting a second lecture called Enterprise & Diversity: Greek Australian Occupational Pursuits, 1810s to Present as part of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria’s 2017 Lecture Series.

Also on April 27 at 7pm they will present their Greek milk bar lecture at the Greek Centre Melbourne which is open to the public. For more information, see below:

Where: Greek Centre, Bourke Street, Melbourne
When: Thursday, April 27, 7 pm

Also available for purchase and signing at these events will be “Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia” (Halstead Press, 2016) and “In their own Image: Greek Australians” (Hale & Iremonger, 1998).