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Tokei Maru: A ship lost in the shadow of time

August 1922 This unique photograph taken at the port of Smyrni just a few days before the Turkish army entered the city, depicting the Japanese steamer “Tokei Maru” anchored a …

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Traditions and meaning of Greek Orthodox Easter

Easter is the most significant celebration observed by the Orthodox Church and its faithful, with many variations in the way it is celebrated. One of the most popular traditions practiced …

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A family business success story passing on Greek coffee and culture to everyone

When Byron Theofanis set up OASIS in the backyard of his brother’s Fish and Chips shop on Victoria Street, Brunswick in 1960s’ Melbourne, little did he imagine that his Greek …

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You know those uncomfortable truths about fathers and sons? ‘Anathema’ airs them out

March 2022 has been special for Ange Arabatzis. It marked day four of shooting his first ever feature film. Two years after day three. But even before the pandemic hiatus, …

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The extraordinary story of Peter Rados; The only Hellenic Anzac to be killed during the Gallipoli campaign

As we commemorate the centenary of the Asia Minor catastrophe, we should remember Peter Rados the Anzac from Asia Minor, the sole Hellene to be killed at Gallipoli, who had …

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Wanted: Visionary to revive ancient Greek amphitheatre. Melbourne applicants only.

Picture this. A Melbourne summer night spent by the river amidst trees, watching ancient Greek classics. Let’s make the scenario a bit more specific. You have the option for a …

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It takes courage – Remembering the Battle of Crete

As a former Australian soldier and a member of Telamon Force that went to Greece in 1991 and onto Crete to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the battles. Numerous battles …

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Ippothesis, the NGO trying to change the harsh reality of equine animal rights in Greece

A Established seven years ago, Ippothesis (Ιππόθεσις) in Attika, Greece, is the country’s only equine legislative advocacy body, and one of the few to investigate cases of horse and donkey …

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Museum Curator makes Ancient Greece come alive in Canberra

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes explores competition in our world, in sports, education, and the arts. It reflects on our heroism in the face of invaders, and in wars …

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Greek Australian experience as a forty-year photo chronicle by Effy Alexakis

Effy Alexakis the photo-chronicler of the Greek Australian has been invited to exhibit at the Sydney Greek Festival now celebrating its 40 years. She selected one image to represent each …

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