If you grew up in a milk bar I would love to document your story for future editions of the book and project. Please send me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact form here.
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The MILK BARS Book By Eamon Donnelly
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"Everyone remembers their corner milk bar; the milkshakes, the memories and the mixed lollies.
Chock-a-bloc, richly nostalgic and colourfully illustrated, The Milk Bars Book will take you back to those hot summer afternoons when you met your mates at the milk bar and spent your hard-earned pocket money on a bag of mixed lollies, an ice cream or a milkshake, the place of childhood dreams.
Documenting these sweet and colourful family run institutions, author and photographer Eamon Donnelly has dedicated over a decade to capturing the faded facades, sun-kissed signage and inviting interiors of milk bars and corner shops from all over Australia. Featuring photography of shopfronts, signage and interiors, archival ads of snacks and sweets, the history of the milk bar and family memories from behind the countertop, the milk bars book celebrates an iconic Australian invention that for generations has helped shape our suburbs, supported our communities, contributed to our diverse culture and given generations of children that glorious childhood experience of the milk bar.
Take a trip down memory lane to the days where there was a friendly milk bar on every corner."
The book was successfully crowdfunded through a Kickstarter in 2018
“Eamon has a knack for capturing moments of Australian life like few others. Our past needs to be valued, documented and celebrated. The simplicity of the Milk Bar experience, a cherished memory of our childhoods, is one that should be elevated to a higher plane. Get behind this. I certainly am.”
Tim "Rosso" Ross, Australian Comedian, writer, radio host, social commentator and design nerd.
The Milk Bars Book first edition is now SOLD OUT
Milkshakes, Memories & Mixed Lollies.
Documenting Australia's colourful Corner Shops.
Over a decade in the making, a richly nostalgic, colourfully illustrated, photography coffee table book celebrating an iconic Australian invention, the milk bar!
Size: 26cm wide x 25cm high
Proudly Printed & bound in Melbourne, Australia.
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