Dean Kalimniou

Life

Photo of the Week: Lemona, the refugee girl, embraced by the locals

The Treloar Monument, in Ballarat, spearheaded by Pontiaki Estia, has been warmly received by the people of the town. They see it as symbolising the need for displaying compassion to …

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Greece’s plans for diaspora vote: Going postal and the Danaids

“The people who guard the rainbow don’t like those who get in the way of the sun.” ― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal “Those who fear that the political system of …

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Are we the upside down Greek Antipodeans or Antioecoi?

“We here in the Antipodes, the Antipodeans, do things differently from you over there in the Motherland,” a friend was explaining to a recently arrived lady from the Motherland. “Yes, …

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Diatribe: Recycled containers of our Greek consciousness

A most singular happenstance befell me recently. Having inherited from my grandfather, the propensity, when all within the domestic abode and slumbering safely in the arms of Morpheus, to descend …

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Smyrna Catastrophe in literature from Hemingway to Henry Miller

“The worst thing was … how they screamed every night at midnight. I do not know why they started screaming. We were in the harbour and they were on the …

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Diatribe: Stath, Greek dads and diversity on our screens

“I try to love you, but sometimes, it’s so hard,” Vasos exclaims in anguish, fulminating at yet another display of his son’s ineptitude. Welcome to the world of ‘Stath Lets …

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Melbourne’s Elgin Street in Carlton honours the memory of eighth Lord Elgin, son of the looter of the Parthenon Marbles

Generally speaking, Greek-Australians are a diverse tribe. They come from all walks of life and hold any number of political or religious ideologies. They love a good debate and whether …

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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 …