George and Vasi Kentrotes in the Regal Café Ipswich in the 1970s. Marriage by proxenia involved the proxeniti finding a prospective bride in Greece or Australia

Copyright © Joanne Stewart

The mango tree, 1974

After the pictures on Saturday nights the town made for Comino’s to eat mud-crabs that turned brick red when boiled or grilled trumpeter or steaks heaped with onions while Georgi, his coat off and

1 January 1974
18 November 2010
18 November 2010

Athens Oyster Saloon, Longreach can be seen in the centre of the image, 1910. Collection of the State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland image 145136

Blue Bird Cafe, Bundaberg, 1945. Taken from an elevated position to document renovations in 1949, a photograph of the Londy family’s Blue Bird Café in Bundaberg illustrates the features typica

Copyright © George Londy

Serviette from the Elite Cafe, Bundaberg run by Lathouras Bros, c1940. The serviette advertised 'Dainty Refreshments, Pure Fruit Drinks and Malted Milk (All Flavours)' and was typical of the Greek Cafes found in every Queensland town. Collection of the Centre for the Government of Queensland.

Toowoomba, Cunnamulla, Maryborough, Muttaburra ... from busy coastal cities to one-street settlements in the far west and tropical north, every town in Queensland had a Greek café.

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