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Greek nurse honours a promise to write her rich life story

In the evening after the games, they’d all sit around me for a story. Even Stephanos would listen with his mouth open, and he’d already heard the stories. They were …

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Australian iconographers take centre stage in exhibition of their art

My first impression of an iconographer goes back to my childhood. On my way from school and through the winding, cobblestoned streets of the old castle in Yannina, past the …

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Greek Orthodoxy crossing paths with alt rock? Yes, it’s happened!

Beware of Darkness is probably not your typical alt rock band and a few things can testify that. Their beginnings were not run-of-the-mill. Having started at a studio garage, they …

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Libraries are living organisms

The Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists (ΑGLIS) together with the National Library of Greece (NLG) organised a meeting last month, 23 November, entitled ‘Meta- IFLA WLIC Athens 2019: …

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IFLA’s recently elected Australian president encourages us to strengthen libraries’ global voice

A few months ago we reported on the election of the International Federation of Library Associations’ (IFLA) new President, Australia Christine Mackenzie. The organisation’s 85th Conference was subsequently held in …

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Greek Australian couple celebrate 60 years together: Nick and Ellie

Ellie and Nick Frossinakis are not your average married couple. After 60 years of being together, they are the proud parents of three daughters, Stella, Athena and Anna and even …

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A voice of reason for millennials amid the noise of social media

Social media has had a significant impact on the fashion industry, altering who has an influence, as well granting round the clock access to consumers. It is the first thing …

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Acclaimed chef Diane Kochilas: ‘We have a complete failure of vision when it comes to how we export Greek culture and cuisine’

Celebrity chef Diane Kochilas wears many hats. The Greek American is a cooking show host, award-winning author of numerous cookbooks, owns a cooking school in Ikaria – and that’s just …

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How the ‘evil eye’ helps Greek Australians when it comes to health and recovery

When Dr Maria Irini Avgoulas’ father suffered a heart attack and survived she used the trauma as inspiration to conduct ground-breaking research in the understanding of culture and health. Since …

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Memories of my childhood in Nigeria

Nothing is subtle in the tropical landscape of Nigeria. The powerful elements of the vast ocean, the rivers and lagoons, the thick forests of palm trees, the heavy rains lashing …