Astoria Café interior, Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, late 1940s. Photo courtesy N. Raftos, from the ‘In Their Own Image: Greek Australians’ National Project Archives, Macquarie University.

13 February to 13 March 2016

This major photography exhibition explores an important chapter in the development of Australian culture.

The exhibition curator’s photographer, Effy Alexakis, and historian Leonard Janiszewski, have utilised a revealing interplay of historical and contemporary photographs to present a social history exhibition that has powerfully resonated with audiences across the country.

The exhibition celebrates the golden age of Greek-owned cafés in Australia – from the 1930s to the late 1960s. For anyone who remembers enjoying a milk-shake, ice-cream sundae, milk chocolate treat or hamburger at their favourite café, this exhibition is not to be missed.