• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE6274

Pakies Club

(From 1929 – 1966)
  • Occupation Social organisation


The Pakies Club was founded in 1929 by Mrs Augusta (‘Pakie’) MacDougall, wife of theatre director Duncan MacDougall. The club operated on two floors at 219 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, and was a meeting place for artists and writers.

The café, a Little bit of Paris, boasted colourful modernist décor and was known for monthly ‘international’ nights featuring aspects of the culture and cuisine of a particular country.

A journal entitled Urgewas produced by Club members between 1933 and 1935.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Records, 1928-1994 [manuscript]

Related entries

  • Owns
    • Macdougall, Augusta (Pakie) (1875 - 1945)