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Meet Me at the Paragon

March 3 12:00 am - March 15 11:59 pm

Moussaka. Souvlaki. Paniyiri. Baklava. Today, Queenslanders love Greek food and culture. However, Meet me at the Paragon explores an untold past. In fact, the American-style cafés and milk bars your parents probably frequented as children were likely owned by Greek migrants. This exhibition uncovers the stories of Greek migrants who established cafes and milk bars in the early 20th century, carving out a new life for their families in Queensland. These establishments, like Dalby’s famous Paragon Café, became the social hubs of their communities; the McDonald’s of their day. Experience the atmosphere and retrace the history of Queensland’s Greek cafes by learning the past and present true stories of the families that ran them in this fascinating exhibition program.

Event Details

Start: March 3, 2020Time: 12:00 am
Ends: March 15, 2020Time: 11:59 pm

Organiser

State Library of Queensland
Phone:
07 3840 7768
Email:
signatureprogram@slq.qld.gov.au
Website:
www.slq.qld.gov.au

Venue

State Library of Queensland: Stanley Place
SOUTH BRISBANE, Queensland 4101 Australia

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