Perth, WA : City of Perth | 2010
The Coffee Pot was also a unique place in Perth in the 1950s. The small coffee shop was open until 2am on week nights and until 3am on weekends. It was owned by Dutch Indonesian migrants Prada and Rob van der Nagel who provided good coffee (seen as unusual in the 50s), home made food, jazz music and stimulating conversation. They also supported local artists such as Guy Grey Smith and Brian MacKay. The Coffee Pot was frequented by nurses from the Royal Perth Hospital and became a 'student mecca' for trainee teachers from Graylands Teachers College. In a time when homosexuality was illegal, the Coffee Pot also became a haven for the gay community. It was also a place where musicians and theatre actors went after their shows and many people would also visit the Coffee Potafter attending dances at the Embassy or Canterbury Court Ballrooms (from City of Perth Website 2/12/10).
A Pamphlet giving a brief background and some photographs for the Coffee Pot. A unique perth nightspot from the 1950's and 60's that appeared in an exhibition with the Coolbaroo Club. The Coffee Pot and Coolbaroo Club were both venues that provided havens to marginalised groups, Gay and Indiginous within the very conservative Perth social scene of the time.
Publication issued in conjunction with "The Coolbaroo Club and the Coffee Pot, two extraordinary places in 1950s Perth: a City of Perth history exhibition".
Includes bibliographical references
Catalogue of an exhibition titled, The Coolbaroo Club and the Coffee Pot : two extraordinary places in 1950s Perth, held at Perth Town Hall, 20 October - 5 November 2010.
Curator: Jo Darbyshire.
Additional formats: "This publication is available in alternative formats on request..."--Back cover.
 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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Museum Call Number
Coffee shops -- Western Australia -- Perth -- History.
Coffee shops -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Photographs.
Coffeehouses -- Western Australia -- Perth -- History..
Coffeehouses -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Photographs.
Perth (W. A.) -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1965.
Coffee Pot (Coffeehouse) -- History.
Installations (Art) -- Western Australia -- Perth -- Exhibitions.
Coffeehouses -- Western Australia -- Perth -- History -- Exhibitions.
Perth (W.A.) -- History -- 1945-1965 -- Exhibitions.
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