Meet Me at the Paragon, a free exhibition exploring Queensland’s Greek café phenomenon, is now open in the Phillip Bacon Heritage Gallery at the State Library of Queensland until 15 March 2020.
On 29 September, representatives from the Greek community were invited to attend a special viewing of the new Meet Me at the Paragon exhibition, along with a white gloves experience.
State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, Vicki McDonald welcomed guests and provided a brief overview of the exhibition. This was followed by a tour of the exhibition by co-curators Toni Risson and Chrissi Theodosiou.
A successful day filled with discovering a new dimension to the Greek history of Queensland and great reminiscences of visitors concerning family members. For example Chris Zavros was delighted to discovered that he could obtain a copy of a photograph of his uncles from the John Oxley Library photographic collection.
Maureen Cholakos and her daughter found a delightful picture of her as a child.
Mark Zaphir identified his uncle Jim Lathouras in the below photograph of Greek soldiers marching down Brisbane Streets in their traditional uniform. Staff members are currently updating our records to identify Jim Lathouras.
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