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A Greek Australian father makes “superheroes” out of sick kids

Young Angela Sotiris was only twelve months old when the doctors told her parents that she had a rare form of cancer. Now her father is on a fierce campaign …

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An attitude to Jews in the 1821 Greek War of Independence

According to tradition, after Patriarch Gregory and other Orthodox prelates were cut down from their place of execution soon after the outbreak of the Greek Revolution, the Ottomans ordered that …

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“We came to stay!” say the Greeks who fell in love with Australia

There are many Greek Australians who came for a while, others who just couldn’t hack it but there are also a large group of Greek Australians who came here and …

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Steven Koutsodontis pens a book to help other parents explain an MS diagnosis to their children

At just 16 years of age, Steven Koutsodontis was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Since that fateful day, he has gone on to live a fruitful life but also felt …

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British Museum: Finally the truth leaks out

On my first visit to the British Museum (BM) Parthenon Sculptures gallery in 2015, I was surprised to see this strange pattern on the skylight. London is not a dusty …

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Greek diaspora places itself on issues concerning the Law of the Sea

The delimitation of the maritime zones between Greece and Turkey should be carried out through dialogue and on the basis of International Law, was the message sent out by representatives …

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A chance to ‘run’ with ultra-marathon legend Dean Karnazes in Australia

If Dean (Konstantine) Karnazes, 58, were a car and you had one look at his odometer, you would probably balk at the mileage – by his estimate, it would over …

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Top Ten ‘best islands’ in Greece by a seasoned traveller

They say that Greece has 227 inhabited and 6,000 uninhabited islands, each of which has a story to tell. I can truly vouch for this, as I’ve been lucky enough …

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“Our brother was stolen. Please help us find him,” plead Greek-Australian family

This is the story of Harry Tavlaridis. A baby born in November 1964 in the Greek clinic of Giannitsa. Harry was declared dead a few days after his birth. Today, …

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A Sydneysiders 1915 guide to Lemnos – Walking Lemnos with Private Henry Gissing

Recently I talked with Peter Gissing from Wagga Wagga. Peter’s grandfather Henry  – or Harry as he was known – was one of those veterans who not only served on …

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