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The Stones of Preveli … of Crete, Greece and Australia

This month the annual commemorations of the Greek campaign of 1941 will culminate in a series of events on Crete and in Australia marking the 77th anniversary of the battle …

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‘We need to defend multiculturalism’

There is a cloud of confusion looming above migrant communities in Australia, for the past couple of years, as there are many attempts on a political level to implement changes …

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Greek car designer George Koukos talks about cars, rembetiko, and his homeland

George Koukos is a successful car designer from Athens who migrated in order to follow his dream. Since 2006 he has been based in Turin, Italy, where he has designed …

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Greek settlement in Australia goes back further than you think

Greeks have contributed vastly to greater Australian society, but according to Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski many are unaware of just how far back that history goes. The pair behind …

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A Greek mother’s love saves son from addiction

Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Alder Ioannou slowly watched his life slipping away, he risked his health and saw his career freefall to destruction, yet nothing could sway him away from the addictive …

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‘Heterotopia: The Promised Land’ at Head On

Head On is Australia’s biggest, and one of the world’s most prestigious, photography festivals and it has returned to Sydney with over 100 exhibitions at several venues showcasing the works …

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When hell came to the Olympus Pass

Driving up from Katerini to the village of Agios Dimitrios along the Olympus Pass the road winds through wooded hills. On the coastal plains it is warm and sunny but …

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How to turn wine-lovers into ambassadors of Greek culture

Marianna Sigala is passionate about wine. This is partly due to her background and family roots in Santorini, one of Greece’s signature wine-producing areas. But these days it has more …

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‘Thank you, mother’: a story of migration and creating a meaningful life in the lucky country

Our darling mum Efstathia (Effie) Spiropoulos was born in 1920, just after World War I and in the midst of the Greco-Turkish War. My grandparents were landowners and were able …

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Freedom from the Ottomans: Koinon of the Zagorisians

Inaccessible mountains and rugged terrain, that is the way to look at Zagori. I have never been here myself, as a 1,200-metre climb to reach the capital, at my age, …