In a joint event, the Pontiaki Estia and the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCOMV) are teaming up to present a lecture entitled Pontian Genocide Memorial Seminar: William Lloyd and the Liberation of Pontus.

Dean Kalimniou will present the seminar on Thursday 13 May, at 7:00pm, at the Greek Centre as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the GCOMV.

While there was little pre-War engagement with Pontus in Australia, one man, William Lloyd, did his utmost to draw attention to the plight of the Greeks of Pontus and call for their independence. His story is as fascinating as is the process of verifying the astonishing events that colour it.

Presenter Dean Kalimniou is a well-known lawyer, poet and short story writer within the Greek community. As a journalist he is popular within the Greek community of Australia through his column in the Melbourne Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos, entitled Diatribe, which has been running since 2001.

Dean Kalymnios Photo: Supplied

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He has published six poetry collections and has also translated numerous works of prominent Greek-Australian authors from Greek into English. In November 2007, Dean Kalimniou was awarded a Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs.

This is a hybrid seminar with Mr Kalimniou speaking on the mezzanine level of the building, whilst the event broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

For more information on the event you can call 03 9662 2722 or email