Historical information

1950s Annual Ithacan picnic at Bacchus Marsh. Standing Nicholas Stratos, foreground L- R seated Zacharoula Mavrokefalos, Anna Stratos and Royal Stratos; back l-r: Nicholas Stratos, Mary Mavrokefalos, Stathoula (surname unknown), Denis Black, Gery Rigos, Agapi (Connie) Rigos.


The annual Ithacan picnic is one of the oldest and most enduring social events for Melbourne's Ithacan community. First, second, even up to fifth generation Australian Ithacans reunite at this event. In the early days people travelled to the picnic grounds in furniture vans.

Physical description

A black and white photograph with a thin white border of a family group sitting on the ground around a picnic meal spread out in front of them. A partial view of a sedan car is visible on the LHS of the photograph. The names of the people in the photograph have been written on the back.