LEBANESE CULTURAL DAY AT MARRICKVILLE

Lebanese Cultural Day
Lebanese Cultural Day

I didn’t realise the Lebanese had been settling in Australia since the late 19th century and the extent of their contribution.

The Society partnered with the Australian Lebanese Association of NSW, Marrckville Council, the Gibran Museum in Bsharri Lebanon and the Bsharri Association of NSW to present an exhibition of Khalil Gibran’s art and books abd a presentation Dr Youssef Taouk on his life and works. The event on Saturday 18th June 2016 was a great success and attracted a large crowd.

Pretonella Fakhry opens proceedings.

Pretonella Fakhry opens proceedings.


The large audience also enjoyed a recital of Lebanese dancing and live entertainment and were able to sample some great Australian Lebanese cuisine.

Our Society installed its travelling historical exhibition and stall for the occasion highlighting the life and achievements of many of the early Australian Lebanese settlers and pioneer business people which many people took the opportunity to view. Our stall was staffed by a number of our members. We received many favourable comments from members of not only the Australian Lebanese community but from members of the general community as well. One person who spent a lot of time going through the extensive information noted to us: I didn’t realise the Lebanese had been settling in Australia since the late 19th century and the extent of their contribution to Australia

John Koorey & Anthony Saady staffing ALHS exhibition.

John Koorey & Anthony Saady staffing ALHS exhibition.

Mounira Saad staff Society staff

Mounira Saad staffs Society’s historical display & stall,

1 Comment

  • Anna Sukas says:

    I am the granddaughter of Thomas & ‘Dolly’ Abraham, who came to Australia in 1907, settling in Taree. I believe my grandfather was an early hawker. My grandmother later established a shirt factory in Buckingham St Redfern, which was ultimately sold to The Gazals. I have only one 1st cousin left. Between us we are trying to delve further into the past. Can you recommend organisations/publications/websites/blogs etc that may help us?

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