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American Bar, Brisbane

Situated at 276-278 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, the American Bar was operated by George Sklavos between 1911 and ca.1929. George Sklavos was born in the Kytherian village of Mitata in Greece in 1882. He travelled to Australia in 1900, working in New South Wales before moving to Queensland and establishing the American Bar, one of … Read more

McWhirters’ Shopping Guide XMAS 1921

McWhirters' Shopping Guide XMAS 1921 cover. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Shopping for the perfect present at Christmas-time can be a daunting prospect; not necessarily made any easier with our letterboxes stuffed full of the latest catalogues from various stores. Mostly these catalogues end up in the bin, however as the years pass, these catalogues can provide a fascinating insight of contemporary culture, fashions, and of course Christmas … Read more