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First person account: Remembering September 11, the day the world changed

On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, native New Yorker Despina Meris shares her first-hand account of a day that will never be forgotten.

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Mysteries of Medieval Mystras, Byzantium’s Indian summer and the birthplace of Modern Greece

Mystras figures less prominently in historical commentary and touristic itineraries than other Greek sites, but for profundity and for a true taste of sublime, understated beauty, it is peerless. Here …

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A true love story; First she gave him her heart, then she gave him her kidney

When Greek Australian chef Spiro Christopoulos met the love of his life Fiona in 2000, neither of them could have imagined the turn their life would have 20 years later. …

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“First your property. Then your life” Turkey’s own Kristallnacht

The Constantinople-Istanbul pogrom, known by Greeks as the Σεπτεμβριανά Septemvriana, “Events of September” was directed at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955. It was triggered by fake news …

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Travelling to Gavdos, the remote southernmost Greek island paradise

My Aussie husband, Chris, fell in love with Greece on our first trip there (my third) in 2005. From then on he has always been pestering me to go back …

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Rembetika Blues from Smyrna to Syria: How the music style became the soundtrack for displaced migrants

Sydney-based filmmaker Mary Zournazi’s upcoming documentary ‘Rembetika Blues’ traverses Australia, Egypt, Greece, Italy, the US and UK to chronicle how the haunting Greek rebel music become the soundtrack for forced …

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The legendary picnics of the early Greek Australians

At least once every couple of months on a Sunday, mainly during the spring and summer months, most Greek Australian families would get together with family and friends and head …

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Greek Australians saturate Greece once again this summer!

What better way for Greek Australians to display their adoration for Greece than visiting their homeland once again this summer and enjoying the holiday of a lifetime? Athens, Rhodes, Crete, …

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Greek Australian volunteer Jane Pilot in Sierra Leone: ‘We need to look beyond our own borders’

Since returning to Melbourne from Africa, Jane Pallot is sure of one thing: the majority of middle class Australians have no idea what real poverty is. In March, the Greek …

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Uncovering family secrets through genealogy and DNA testing

A few years ago Con Drakos’ life was changed forever. Born and raised in Brisbane to parents of Asia Minor heritage, he grew up in a family of seven siblings. …