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A victim of circumstance: a grandfather’s story of 23 years without his family

Pamela Gonos the family history enthusiast now understands why it took her grandfather twenty five years to bring his son to Australia from Greece. Gonos knew nothing about her grandfather, …

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Jim Pavlidis narrates events and life with illustration

I spoke to illustrator Jim Pavlidis just before the federal election. Pavlidis is lean and angular, and in his grey shirt and faded jeans he looks like a former member …

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From little boy who read his big brother’s medical books to GP trailblazer

The fig tree Evdoxia Malios planted in her son’s new GP clinic 50 years ago is still there. But, the sunroom where she met other elderly Greek women is long …

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A father turns his daughter’s illness into a superpower, offering children strength through imagination

It all started in June 2013, when Jason Sotiris’ one-year-old daughter, Angela was diagnosed with a rare disease, multi-system Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). The family was celebrating her first birthday …

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Greeks’ ability to rapidly mobilise and get the job done in chaos is a mystery to Lagos

Stephanie Lagos, the Australian refugee and migrant advocate, the social worker, and psychologist, had carved out a significant career in Melbourne over 20 years. The former director of Spectrum Migrant …

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Truths Beyond the Aegean: The Gatzolis family of Gioulbaxe

Along the south-eastern coast of the Aegean Sea is the ancient region of Smyrna, where Hellenism flourished since the times of Homer. In its surrounding seaside towns is a small …

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Tracing Darwin’s invisible Greek building

In 1917 my father’s family arrived in Darwin from Kastellorizo as part of a federal government program to import Greeks to help on the Darwin to Tennant Creek railway. Soteres …

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Growing up in Fitzroy, a microcosm for the new, multicultural Australia

If you closed your eyes on Johnston Street in 1950s Fitzroy and listened you would think you were in the middle of Athens with the people rushing off to work, …

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‘At the edge of personalised medicine’: ANU’s Dr Athanasopoulos explains lupus gene discovery

Lupus, like many autoimmune diseases, can slip under your radar if your family is not impacted by it. But for the estimated 1 in every 1,000 Australians affected, news of …

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VASSY has officially tied the knot

It was less than two months ago when VASSY (Vassy Karagiorgos) spoke to Neos Kosmos announcing her imminent marriage with her Greek-American soulmate, Panayioti. The Greek-Australian star, who resides in …

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