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11-year-old Greek Australian hero still honoured a century after his death

On 9 June 1918, a young boy by the name of Hector Vasyli was killed in a shocking accident. The 11-year-old Greek Australian often took part in parades hosted in …

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NRL Storm and Broncos match scores goals for Zorba!

The NRL Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos Multicultural Round at AAMI Park on Saturday celebrated cultural diversity. Among the community groups were Pacific Islanders, Cook Islanders, Maoris and Indians doing something …

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Women’s festivals in the Hellenistic Period

Local historian Dr Kate McLardy is fascinated by the Thesmophoria and the Adonia: two women’s festivals that took place in the Hellenistic Period. The Thesmophoria was an annual autumn festival …

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90-year-old yiayia receives Local Legend Award in Australia

It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for yiayia Kyriakoula Kontakos when Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler awarded her his annual Local Legend Award in acknowledgement of her extraordinary contribution …

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The grooms of Begona; an untold story

Although much has been written about the 900 young Greek single women known as nyfes (brides), who left their families and homes 61 years ago and embarked on a journey …

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Double-header film screening for World Environment Day

Darebin City Council is hosting free screenings of two short films that explore the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans to mark World Environment Day on Thursday 7 June. …

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Fronditha honours its 200 volunteers in a heartfelt ceremony

Volunteers who have worked tirelessly to ensure Greek elders never feel alone or feel like they have no-one to talk to have been recognised for their service. Not-for-profit aged care …

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PRONIA celebrates National Volunteer Week

As part of National Volunteer Week, PRONIA honoured its core members in a special ceremony on 22 May at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society Hall ‘The Ulysses’ in Elizabeth Street right …

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Video of ‘violent’ baptism not Greek Orthodox

A controversial video of a priest baptising a child with a rather aggressive technique went viral last week, and received significant backlash. In reports around the world, the cleric conducting …

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Brisbane Paniyiri getting bigger every year

Last weekend Brisbane transformed into a little Greece celebrating Paniyiri’s 42nd birthday, attracting in excess of 50,000 guests immersing themselves in Hellenic culture and flavours. There was something for every …