Dean Kalimniou

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A Greek at the All Night Vigil at Brunswick’s Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church

When the envoys of Kievan Rus returned home from Constantinople, they told their master, Prince Vladimir: “We did not know where we were, on heaven or on earth; and do …

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Greek club mentality that is misogynistic and degrading to local women should be named and shamed

One Greek community experience that has been indelibly etched within my memory took place just a few years ago. A Greek community organisation had recently replaced its committee with members …

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History matters: Lonsdale Akropolis Club bombing of 1928

At 10pm, on Saturday evening, 1 December 1928, Melbourne was rocked by the sound of two explosions. The Akropolis Club in Lonsdale Street, a premises owned by Samian immigrant Nikolaos …

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From Immigration Museum to that of Shared Inanity

Some months ago, I heard something that shocked me. An elderly lady was recounting her early, difficult years in Australia, when, as a new migrant, she worked double shifts to …

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Letter: Protest against Albanian vandalism

The Panepirotic Federation of Australia condemns the recent dynamiting of the monument erected in the Greek minority village of Krania to honour Thymios Liolis, an ethnic Greek who fought in …

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Lord Byron vs Lord Elgin, a tale of two peers

“The slightest object from the Acropolis is a jewel.” Lord Elgin “but molest not yon defenceless urn: Look on this spot – a nation’s sepulchre.” Lord Byron Lord Byron famously …

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Justice for Cyprus

I grew up among people who were never able to return to their homes. They spent their entire lives pining for their wives and children, wondering about the state of …

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The Greek weed eaters and horta hunters: Why we love ‘horta’

“Here have some of this,” my grandmother dipped two the forks in the salad bowl and offered it to my Australian friend. “What is it?” his eyes grew wide in …

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Dali, the Desert Mirage and Greek regeneration

“I woke up with this marble head in my hands; It exhausts my embows and I do not know Where to put it down.” Giorgos Seferis. ‘Trilogy of a Desert …

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Tατουάζ of truth, patriotism and our Greek childhood

When I was growing up in the eighties, only criminals or ultra-cool denizens of the margins of society who could transcend boundaries, possessed tattoos. As my parents determined at a …