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Greek who spent more than 56 years in Australia is caught in detention limbo

Clayton-based Vasilios (Bill) Maikantis, aged 73, migrated to Australia in 1965. He lived, worked and has a family in this country. No one can claim that he is what we …

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Trees, the ancient Macedonians, and the world’s first environmental disaster

It’s a simple enough equation: good soil is the key to good food. And good soil starts with trees. Alexander the Great conquered a vast empire that extended from Greece …

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Swedish ambassador says “return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is a question of moral principle”

Kirster Kumlin, retired ambassador and chair of the Swedish Parthenon Committee, was in Athens last April to speak at the International Conference for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures that …

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Thessaloniki Psy-Rock trio Naxatras tours Down Under

One of the most important names the international Psychedelic Rock scene has to offer comes from Greece. Thessaloniki trio, Naxatras, within less than a decade have managed to reach well …

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The story behind Jakarta’s favourite Greek restaurant – and a recipe to try!

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is home to over 10 million people and boasts of countless dining venues. What are the chances of a Greek restaurant winning an award …

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Antipodean Palette 2019: Meet the artists

The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) kicked off its 9th Annual Antipodean Palette Art Event yesterday at Steps Gallery featuring both established and emerging artists in an exhibition that aims …

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Survivor’s tale of the German massacre

Kon Karamountzos, ABC Melbourne radio producer was researching the infamous Massacre of Kondomari when he met Vassilis Papadopoulos a survivor of another little known massacre in Rethymnon. Nearly 80 years …

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A Greek amongst those leading Australia’s space industry

Andy (Andreas) Koronios passion for airplanes and adventures began in childhood, and those who know him are not surprised that the 65-year-old Information Systems professor and Industry and Enterprise Dean …

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Walking off the beaten aisle: Kathi and Sam, a love story beyond ethnicity, religion and… food

In multicultural Australia, interracial weddings are commonplace. For certain communities – usually when the cultural and religious backgrounds are completely different – marrying outside family traditions and expectations can perplex …

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Interview: Christos Dantis says meeting with Greeks abroad is a ‘highlight’ of his tours

If ever a Greek musician/singer could be likened to legendary Prince, Christos Dantis is the closest you could get as far as versatility is concerned. With a back catalogue that …