Greek cafes of our past - walk with Brisbane Greeters

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State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

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Brisbane, Qld 4001

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State Library of Queensland would like you to step back into the time of the Greek café phenomenon.

Join Brisbane Greeters for a walk in Brisbane CBD to visit where some of Brisbane's much loved cafes once stood. Explore past locations of establishments connected to the Greek café phenomenon of the early 1900s up to the early 80s. Learn about the Greek migrants who established these cafés and milk bars, carving out a new life for their families in Queensland.

This event is part of the Meet me at the Paragon exhibition program.

This free walk will suit adults interested in Queensland history and business history, people with connection to the Greek community and anyone nostalgic about the bygone hospitality era of Brisbane. These events are perfect for those about to attend the Meet me at the Paragon exhibition or for those who need to discover more after viewing the exhibition.

You should be physically fit and able to walk at least four blocks of the Brisbane CBD.

Event Image: Brisbane - Streets - Queen Street, 1952. Scene in block between Edward and Albert Streets. State Library of Queensland collection



Dates: Wednesday 22 January, Wednesday 26 February and Saturday 7 March 2020

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Where: The tour begins in the the Meet me at the Paragon exhibition, Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, Level 4 at State Library of Queensland.

When: We're starting fairly early 9am on some days, to avoid the summer heat. Plan your travel in advance as peak hour commuters may affect your travel time

If you are unable to attend this event please advise us via email at slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3840 7424 as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else. State Library of Queensland films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise our staff upon your arrival.

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