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The milk bar story continued…

The milk bar story continued…

Information relating to this collection from the State Library of NSW Manuscripts and Pictures catalogue

Mick Adams : photographs and newscuttings relating to early Black and White Milk Bars in Sydney and Wollongong, 1932-1964 PXA 800

Mick Adams arrived in Australia from Greece at the age of 16 and opened Australia’s first milk bar on November 4, 1932 - Sunday Telegraph, April 19, 1964

Photographers include: Harold Venn, Russell Roberts Ltd, Glen Broughton and H.B. Green & Co.
‘The Surry Hills pub cow has made way for the more interesting Black and White Milk Bar cow (Column 8, Friday). “In 1932, my father, Mick Adams opened the first milk bar in Sydney, the Black & White in Martin Place,” writes Lilian Kedoulis, of Bellevue Hill. “He had an almost life-size cow which 'milked’ oil in the front window, such an attraction that it blocked traffic in what was then a through street. He sold the business (and the cow) to the Tzannes family in the 1950s (parents of Alex Tzannes, the well-known architect). We were just speaking recently of the cow, and would love to hear any further news of it. The memorabilia from the milk bar is now in the State Library. One reader left a message suggesting that it may have wound up in the old Kiama fire station, though as to why, she could not say.’ – Reference: Column 8, Sydney Morning Herald, Mon May 16 2005