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  • Title
    Mick Adams : photographs and newscuttings relating to early Black and White Milk Bars in Sydney and Wollongong, 1932-1964
  • Call number
    PXA 800
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1998 photoprints (from copy photonegatives of the original photoprints, ca. 1932-1935)
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    141500
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 20.5 x 25.5 cm. - 16 silver gelatin photoprints
    Clippings
    Textual Records - Photocopy
  • Scope and Content
    Photographs [ca. 1932-1935]: Interior and exterior views of The Black & White 4d Milk Bar, Martin Place, Sydney; the opening of the Milk Bar, 4 November 1932; B&W Milk Bar float; Anzac Day at the B&W Milk Bar and children from the Dalwood Home visiting the Milk Bar, 1934-5. Also portraits of the proprietor Mr `Mick' Adams and interior views of the B&W Fruit Milk Bar, Wollongong.
    The Milk Messenger Quarterly, Vol.1 no.1. Sydney. April-June 1935 (photocopy - 23 sheets)
    Various newscuttings, 1932-1964 about Mr M. Adams (photocopies - 12 sheets)
  • Source
    Lent for copying Sept 1996
  • General note

    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
    No. 16 published in: Sydney : a celebration in pictures (Millenium special, Daily Telegraph, Tues 16 Nov 1999)
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