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“Melbourne-Athens: A journey of Friendship”, the next step in a program of sister school relationships

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated developments in distance learning thus leading to discussions related to the future of Greek language learning. Sociologist and educator Maria Filio Tridimas spoke to Neos …

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Greek property owners at risk: Implementation of laws within designated forest areas cause confusion

Greek property owners, within Greece and abroad, are invited to prove that the real estate they possess in Greece is not within a forest region – and they have only …

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Remembering Oakleigh’s Private George Foot and his odyssey of escape across Mani in 1941

Our local community has become a little bit famous in recent years as one of the key homes of Melbourne’s large Hellenic Australian community. For many it has become the …

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A new Greek revolution for the Parthenon Sculptures

With the spirit of the Greek Revolution of 1821 in our hearts and minds, Elly Symons, Co-Founder of the Acropolis Research Group and Vice President of the Australian Parthenon Committee, …

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The Treaty of Kucuk Kayndardji and the Greek Revolution

Few events could have been more important in the road to Greek national agency than this treaty in 1774 which ended the Russo-Turkish War. The war itself had been devastating …

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One Christian faith, two Easters: the search for religious unity

The standardisation of an Easter date for all Christian religions would solve many problems for Greek communities in the Antipodes who are prevented from celebrating Easter with the majority of …

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Wise Greece’s head for business, heart for compassion and taste for Greece’s culinary delights

For the past seven years, Wise Greece founder/director Melina Taprantzi has been “trying to prove that Greece is wise”, and is using social enterprise to do so. The business concept …

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“This Brilliant Victory” – Remembering the Battle of Navarino and its Australian Connection

“This Brilliant Victory.” The words announcing the success of the Allied fleet over the Ottoman’s at Navarino on 20th October 1827 are not from an English newspaper. The words are …

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Greek women’s role in the struggle for independence was vital and took many forms

Laskarina Bouboulina The legend of Kapetanissa (Captain) Laskarina Bouboulina is unique. A fierce fighter for the Greek cause, she charted her own course through war against the Turks and in …

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Beyond a march: Greek youth commemorate their ancestors’ fight for independence

As 25 March falls upon us every year, thousands of Greek-Australians across the country take a moment to reflect and thank those that came before them for the great sacrifices …

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