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Mum’s blanket at Melbourne Museum

My dear mum Efstathia Spiropoulos was born in a small village called Flessiada, on the outskirts of Kalamata in the Peloponnese on 10 June 1920. The village, being high in …

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The Anzac story of the church at Imbros

Perched on the southern edge of the Askyfou Plain, the village of Imbros is the last hamlet you pass, before the road dives down the rugged mountainside to Chora Sfakion. …

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Greek Genocide: A first hand account from survivor Gervasios Kosmidis

On the 26th of August 2001 I had the opportunity and privilege of meeting and interviewing Mr. Gervasios Kosmidis during my visit to Adelaide, South Australia as part of a …

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A modern vestige of ancient thought

“…There gradually emerged a people, not very numerous, not very powerful, not very well organised, who had a totally new conception of what human life was for, and showed for …

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Rethymno 1941 – Yarraville’s Warrant Officer Thomas Fenton and the US Connection

This month will see the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic address the US Congress, a visit that coincides with the 81st anniversary of the Greek campaign of 1941. In …

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Battle of Kalamata Waterfront Tour returns to Kalamata – A great success

In May 2018 it was my pleasure to take part in the annual Greek Campaign commemorations held in the beautiful bayside city of Kalamata. The service is organized by the …

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8-year-old Jamie Betsis immediately fell in love with the stage… but then again her mother is Mary Coustas

Seldom do you meet a kid like 8-year-old Jamie Betsis who can drop a punchline with a dry sense of humour and deliver it with the imagination of her youth. …

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Ged Kearny: “If aged care workers do not get a pay rise, they will go and stack shelves in Woolworths”

Ged Kearney, Shadow Assistant Minister for Health and Ageing, represents Cooper, a sprawling division of Melbourne’s northern metropolitan suburbs. Ms Kearney talked to Neos Kosmos after hosting a morning Greek …

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Sophia Zachariou at the top of the television game

The CEO of  award-winning media company, Bunya Entertainment (whose body of work includes the highly rated series Mystery Road, as well Australian feature films High Ground), had been an artist …

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The Greek fishmonger turned flower lover has transformed a neighbourhood

If you happen to pass by Bloomburg Street, make time to stop and relish the flowers and plants that have transformed this quiet strip in Abbotsford, where Vasili Perkoulidis lives …

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