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The Darwin doctor passionate about bringing Greek history and mythology to life with his art

Although Theofilios Rigas is a doctor by trade, working tirelessly at the hospital in Darwin, shift work that sometimes sees him there in the early hours of the day, art …

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U.S. debate disaster: Biden falters and stumbles, Trump lies and surges

The recent U.S. debate between President Jo Biden and Republican front-runner Donald Trump has created shock waves through the Democratic Party. President Biden’s often incoherent and hardly audible performance has …

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Panama Greeks, a small community that makes a lot of noise

Sitting by Panama Canal sipping on my favourite exotic drink, coke zero with lemon/ limón and jelo (ice), stirred not shaken, I could feel the magic of Panama. The wonder …

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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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