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Cultures make a connection at new exhibition

CULTURAL WEALTH: Lesley Kanofski, Heather Morrow and Toni Risson.
CULTURAL WEALTH: Lesley Kanofski, Heather Morrow and Toni Risson. Contributed

IPSWICH'S rich history of indigenous and Greek cultures will feature in an exhibition exploring their contributions to the city's vibrant heritage.

The demonstrations are part of a series of free community, environmental and cultural presentations to be held at Queens Park on April 22.

The seminars look at the significance of the Greek Cafe Culture to Ipswich's history and the modern day connection of the Ugarapul clan, the traditional owners of Ipswich.

Ugarapul traditional owner spokeswoman Lesley Kanofski will host the seminar discussing the people's past and future ties to Ipswich.

"It's very difficult for us to pass down our traditions and lores as we have nowhere really to practise our customs without committing an offence. It's trying to find that balance between modernisation and keeping our culture alive," she said

Cr Heather Morrow said Ipswich's indigenous history and the ensuing waves of migration brought a lot of different cultures together which really "enriched our city".

Ipswich is well known for its industrial heritage but the significance of the Greek cafe culture is surprising.

The presentation exploring the cafes' surprising legacy will be headed by Dr Toni Risson, a renowned local authority on the Greek cafes of Ipswich's past.

"Greek culture embraces coffee and cafe life as a central part of socialising and a way to connect with others," Cr Morrow said.

"The strength of the Greek community is not what it once was though. When I was growing up it used to be that most towns would have a pub on every corner but we (Ipswich) had Greek cafes."

The presentations will start at 9.30am.

 

Visit ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Topics:  heather morrow


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