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Opinion

Coronavirus vaccine roll-out and the summer of our discontent

A good friend, who I sometimes vehemently disagree with, but whose opinion I always value nonetheless, asked me where I thought the Australian government went wrong on the coronavirus vaccine …

Libs need more than just a leader

You have to feel sorry for the Victorian Liberals. Current leader Michael O’Brien was installed only because John Pesutto, the former member for Hawthorn, unexpectedly lost his seat at the …

Features

Remembering Oakleigh’s Private George Foot and his odyssey of escape across Mani in 1941

Our local community has become a little bit famous in recent years as one of the key homes of Melbourne’s large Hellenic Australian community. For many it has become the …

Features

A new Greek revolution for the Parthenon Sculptures

With the spirit of the Greek Revolution of 1821 in our hearts and minds, Elly Symons, Co-Founder of the Acropolis Research Group and Vice President of the Australian Parthenon Committee, …

Features

The Treaty of Kucuk Kayndardji and the Greek Revolution

Few events could have been more important in the road to Greek national agency than this treaty in 1774 which ended the Russo-Turkish War. The war itself had been devastating …

Russian humanitarian aid during the Greek revolution

Ἤκουσα φωνῆς ἐρχομένης ἀπό τῆς ἄρκτου ἥτις ἔλεγεν οὕτω: ῾Ρωσία ἐξύπνησον οὖν ἐκ τοῦ ὕπνου… Agathangelos It matters not a bit that Theokleitos Polyeidis, the monk who composed a set …

Features

“This Brilliant Victory” – Remembering the Battle of Navarino and its Australian Connection

“This Brilliant Victory.” The words announcing the success of the Allied fleet over the Ottoman’s at Navarino on 20th October 1827 are not from an English newspaper. The words are …

‘My George Zangalis’, remembering the man who offered so much to his community

– Ω Κώτσιο, a gravelly voice would resound in my ears. Without turning around, I would invariably know who was calling me, and so I would respond: – Ω μπάρμπα …

Dialogue

25 March 2021: A highly symbolic anniversary

The Greek Revolution in March 1821 erupted against all odds. Six years after the battle of Waterloo in which the Napoleon Bonaparte’s army was crashed, Europe was shaken by uprisings …

Greek Revolution of 1821 was the foundation of international human rights

On March 25, 1821 a messy and bloody uprising by Greeks in an inconsequential province of the vast Ottoman colonial empire set the world on fire. Most important for the …

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