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Melbourne lockdown ends, but opening up isn’t easy

On Friday morning, Melburnians woke up to the end of the city’s sixth lockdown. At midnight, there were cheers from balconies in downtown Melbourne. Euphoria was justified. Since March 2020, …

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Roma’s garden: Want to take your mind off COVID-19 stress? Smell the fragrances of Spring

Roma Siachou, President of the Coordinating Committee of Pontian Genocide, is known and loved in the Greek community of Melbourne for her fresh approach to life. With a cornucopia of …

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“Passage of no Return”, a book about the trauma of migration when balancing old and new

It has been well documented by mental health professionals that migration is a major source of stress in an immigrant’s life. Though today, there are ways to overcome stress, but …

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Greeks who came to Australia and realised that the grass is not always greener

With planes grounded for the past year and a half, Australia – that vast, distant island nation – so far from home, feels even more isolated and stifling to the …

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Manos Tzimpragos, the visionary who helped keep the language alive in the Antipodes

“My feelings are mixed,” wrote Manos Tzimpragos in the message he personally sent to students and parents to inform them of his upcoming departure from Melbourne. The Greek-born educator, who …

An ode to the Greek periptero, memories rekindled by a miniature work of art

One of the loveliest memories of my childhood years was purchasing cigarettes and the newspaper for my father from the periptero of kyr Aleko down the road, on the corner …

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A grave mistake at Fawkner Cemetery leaves families distraught

There is much pain and trauma surrounding the loss of a loved ones. In many cases, the burial proceedings aim to alleviate part of the pain as relatives are given …

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All you need to know about the jab by Dr Marinis Pirpiris

The most recent Melbourne lockdown has driven home the need for vaccinations, however people are still hesitant when it comes to getting the jab. Dr Marinis Pirpiris, the president of …

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“Greek studies can take you places”

Participants from Australia and Greece shared first-hand accounts of Greek language learning and benefits experienced, in an online conversation co-organised by the Macquarie University Greek Studies Program and the University’s …

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Sydneysiders Vassilis and Rita share their traditional wedding in Konitsa that made history

Seven years ago Sydneysiders Vassilis and Rita Aligiannis had the wedding of their dreams in their ancestral lands. Today, videos of their wedding still garner attention online for their ultra …

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