The birth of the milk bar

Leonard Janiszewski, Effy Alexakis

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A detailed historical and contemporary insight into the international influences, development, evolution and international distribution of the milk bar concept, which emerged in Australia in 1932, and has persisted through to the present in a variety of forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe milk bars book
Subtitle of host publicationmilkshakes, memories and mixed lollies: celebrating Australia's colourful corner shops
EditorsEamon Donnelly
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherEamon Donnelly
Pages32-55, 422
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780646988337
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • milk bars
  • Australian history popular culture
  • milkshakes
  • food-catering history
  • corner shops


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