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A bird by any other name

Naming a café was a big deal for Greek proprietors. Many aligned themselves with their new homeland, choosing the Empire, Regal, Royal, Australia or Allies Café. Such names said, “We’re Aussies” despite the accent that greeted customers as they walked through the door. Similarly, ABC Café is thought to have stood for All British Café. … Read more

Wedding Reception at Nick’s Cafe – Do You Know These People?

Wedding reception at Nick’s Cafe, Elizabeth St., Brisbane, ca. 1950s. A recent donation to the John Oxley Library includes this wonderful photograph of a wedding reception which was held at Nick’s Cafe in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, during the 1950s.  Unfortunately the bride and groom, standing at the rear of the group, are unidentified and we … Read more