Mar 22, 2011

Andrew Junor Talk @ Sam Merrifield Library


Our Changing Community: Chung On Restaurant

The Chung On Chinese restaurant served customers on Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds for over fifty years. When the cafe first opened its doors in 1953 there was little competition: the pubs closed at six o'clock, the White Australia policy was still in place, and meat and three veg was the staple home diet. By the time Chung On closed in late 2007, Moonee Ponds had a multicultural population and a diverse selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. Andrew Junor , a researcher in the field, charts the story of this restaurant and its relationship with a suburb undergoing great cultural and economic change. It is the story of evolving community tastes, the development of a new kind of suburban dining, and one family's transition from migrants to civic leaders.

Sam Merrifield Library
Wednesday 6 April, 7pm
Free, but bookings necessary. Call 8325 1950

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