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The author who specialises in the history of the first Greek pirate convicts of Australia

Kostas Mavrikis says that the pirate Nikolaos Draciotis from the Aegean Island of Alonnisos arrived in Sydney as a prisoner in 1812. Mavrikis, author and founder of the Alonnisos Museum, …

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Rock lobster fisher Kyriakos Toumazos stresses the need to diversify markets beyond China

South Australian rock lobster fisher Kyriakos Toumazos has emphatically shared the need to support the local market in addition to other secondary markets while the China ban on Australian exported …

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Love never fades for Vasilis and Popi

A touching love story was shared yesterday by Fronditha on social media, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. The story revolves around the well-known husband and musician Vasilis Spiridakos, who …

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Neos Kosmos: 67 years of serving the needs and telling the stories of Greek Australians

Neos Kosmos turned 67 years today; the first edition came out on February 13, 1957. It immediately differentiated from existing Greek Australian media, and that ensured the paper’s relevance. The …

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Nikos Mingos, 100 years… young

Nikos Mingos’ (Tsilimingos) home in Bentleigh East, Melbourne, overflowed with love as his relatives recently gathered to celebrate yet another significant milestone in his life, his 100th birthday. Warm hugs, …

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Greek Aussie coffee culture Roasting Warehouse to open in Athens

We all know many stories about the Greeks who came to Australia for a better life. They came with little to nothing and worked hard to build a new life …

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Why do we kill wild horses?

How dear the horse is to the course of human civilisation is evident from its place in the arts, literature and poetry. In Greece, from the burials of Bronze Age …

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Hercules and the end of the Greek Colonies

One can imagine building a new settlement near your own city, yet the mind goes into overdrive when you think about what the ancient Greeks achieved. Taking members of the …

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Beyond words: The multifaceted rewards of mastering the Greek language

The Greek language, with its ancient roots and profound influence on Western civilisation, offers a unique and enriching learning experience. While it may not be as widely spoken as some …

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An Anzac Holiday on Imbros – Moonee Ponds’ Private William Marshall and his account writes of Imbros

The historian’s job is always a work in progress. No matter how extensive ones researches have been it is always likely that new sources, new firsthand accounts and photographs will …

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