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“We all have the right to dream”, and neurofibromatosis should not stand in the way

Zoe Petropoulos grew up to understand that there is no dream too big, and no challenge too great if you are prepared to work hard for it. This was a …

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The Greek Jews of Australia, a friendship with Hellenic roots that carried on in the Antipodes

When I drove over to 91-year-old Elayne Hoffman’s Caulfield house in June 2021, she had heard that I was seeking to interview Jewish Australians with Greek heritage. Alert, hospitable and …

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Escaping the Mani – The WWII Odyssey of Camberwell’s Captain Robert Vial

I have written previously about some of the Allied escapes from the coastal villages of the Mani following the German capture of Kalamata in late April 1941, including that of …

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The best teacher in the world is Greek – and she is coming to Australia

One of the leading voices in the global educational sector, is Greek STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) instructor, Rania Lampou, who in recent years has won several international and …

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The pocket parks of Athens, little green oases in the urban jungle

The idea of pocket parks, a new way to upgrade urban space, has found fertile ground in the Greek capital, which is focusing on green and sustainable development of the …

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New WW1 photographs of Lemnos discovered

You would think that after more than a century that there wouldn’t be much new to discover about the Gallipoli campaign – and particularly the Greek Aegean Island of Lemnos’ …

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The Greeks of Australia who are going back home

It would not be an exaggeration to say that, in the last fifteen years, Greece has experienced the largest wave of emigration in its history since the 1950s. There were …

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Young ‘dream creators’ make the impossible possible through innovative education program

Anyone can achieve the impossible, however, scientific research says that 92 per cent of people will not do so because of lack of self-esteem and direction. The Young Dream Creators …

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He is in his 90s, she is in her 30s. They’re best friends despite their 60-year age gap

Despite an almost 60-year age gap, 90-year-old Yiannis Mitrousidis and 34-year-old Sofia Dimitrakopoulou, have developed a special bond and a beautiful friendship. Mr Mitrousidis left his hometown the little village …

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Greeks of Malta and their continued resilience since ancient times

Flying into Malta I was excited. I had always wanted to be met at an airport by someone holding a placard with my name on it. The Maltese Tourism Authority …

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