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Voices from the Past: Greek-Australian migration stories come alive

Nothing can awaken the past more powerfully than the sound of a voice. We can now listen to Greek Australians narrate their life story and migration experience from the mid-20th …

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Sister Kaliniki – the story behind Australia’s first Greek Orthodox nun

The legacy of Sister Kaliniki has been brought to the surface nearly forty years on from her death by Heritage NSW, recounting an historic figure who lived through wars in …

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Elly Symons: Passionate mission for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures

About a decade ago, Elly Symons found herself with extra time on her hands. She used this time to reflect on the Parthenon Sculptures something she has been passionate about …

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Son to father: Love, legacy, and loss

When I was celebrating my birthday around the time my son, Iskander, was three years old, he was surprised that I had not grown noticeably “bigger” over the year. He …

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Community bids emotional farewell to esteemed songwriter Christos Ioannidis

In a heartfelt and emotional atmosphere, hundreds of community members gathered last Thursday to bid farewell to the respected songwriter Christos Ioannidis. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the Church …

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I’m a Melbourne-born Sri Lankan, but felt at home at a Greek concert

Ahead of the Dimitris Basis concert, I’m preparing for the intriguing combination of cultural immersion and personal challenge that awaits me at Trak Bar in Toorak. As a Melbourne-born Sri …

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Father Emmanuel Bardalez and a taste of Greece in Belize

Sometimes, it’s all about signs or a lack of them. I had been travelling the Americas, knocking off Greek communities on my list every few days, before I reached a …

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Strengthening bonds: Demi and Yiayia Maria make TikTok videos together

When Demi Flokis visits her yiayia Maria, their time is more than just the typical grandmother-granddaughter catch-up. Together they’ve created TikTok account, ‘Yiayia Maria’s Channel,’ to share heartwarming and funny …

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Veterinarian Gianne Ficatas on volunteering in Indonesia to her emergency work here in Melbourne

In the tourist beach town of Kuta Lombok in Indonesia, thousands of stray dogs fill the streets. Local culture views dogs as unclean and ‘forbidden’ and the stray dogs in …

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Wonders of Jordan: A journey through history and culture

When I first received the email advertising an excursion to Jordan, my father was seriously ill in hospital. After listening to my father talk about his travels there and how …

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