(Top) Clare Shannon and Doris Moore
(Bottom) The Price sisters, Pauline and Ella in the kitchen of the Price’s Cafe c1950s
Price’s Café is a museum-style exhibition that celebrates Moruya’s social hub for Aboriginal people in the 1950s & 60s. Inspired by stories told to Aboriginal artist Cheryl Davison and with words by celebrated Australian author and historian Mark McKenna, the Price’s Café exhibition is presented by South East Arts.
See it for the last time @ MORUYA MUSEUM
20 May – 27 July 2016
11am to 1pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Special Opening Hours during Eurobodalla River of Art
11am to 4pm
21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 May
Group tours available, by appointment.
Phone Brian 0418 235 882
“Price’s Café was one of the few places on the south coast where the Aboriginal community was supported and made welcome in 1950s Australia”, says Lindy Hume former Chair of South East Arts. “Even Jimmy Little was known to drop into Prices to play the jukebox – it’s an extraordinarily important story which we are very proud to be supporting.”
South Coast Aboriginal artist, Cheryl Davison, developed the idea for an exhibition through conversations with Elders and felt this significant moment in history should be celebrated.
The exhibition features interviews, archival photographs and a re-created café setting developed by South East Arts. Text by leading Australian author Mark McKenna, recipient of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award, provides the historical context.