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Early Greek settlers: The two Greek pioneers of cinema and their beloved Joy-Ark

The  magic of celluloid has fascinated audiences throughout the world since the 1890’s. A popular form of entertainment that is widely acknowledged for its cultural significance, the experience of cinema …

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Century-old mystery unravelled: Looking beneath the defaced foundation stone of the Holy Church of Evangelismos of Melbourne

For many Greek Australians the Greek Orthodox church of The Holy Annunciation of Our Lady – commonly known as “Evangelismos” is an iconic symbol of our Greek community in Melbourne. …

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Antonio Boulizos, the extraordinary journey of Victoria’s first Greek-Australian Police Officer

The judge’s voice resonated throughout the court room: “Is Antonio Boulizos* an Italian or a Greek name?” was the opening comment by Presiding Judge Dethridge, of the General sessions court …

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Early Greek Settlers: The first Greek-Orthodox wedding in Australia in 1898

Historical accounts and descriptions of early Greek-Australian events and ceremonies are by all indications a rarity. In contrast to today’s consumer society, the advancement of technology has made it easier …

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Early Greek Settlers: Pandemic, racism and the Greeks of Port Pirie in 1919

Two solitary entries occupy the marriage register of the ‘Evangelismos’ Greek Orthodox Church, East Melbourne in 1918, both formally recording the weddings of the Kondoulas brothers, Georgios and Dimitrios, to …

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The chronicles of George Manuel, the first Greek settler in Australia – 1811

Newspapers have long been an excellent source of information when articulating historical events or portraying the stories of individuals. What follows is the narrative of a Greek named George Manuel …

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