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The Greek marathon runners raising money for a good cause

The idea of the marathon was conceived by Michel Bréal, who was inspired by the legend of Pheidippides. Pheidippides was an historical figure who is said to have run from …

Lemnos Gallipoli memorial statue restored after graffiti vandalisation

The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial at Lemnos Square in Albert Park has been repaired in short order following its recent vandalization. Its desecration with graffiti was brought to the attention of …

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Oakleigh Central set to host the biggest Greek Independence Day Festival Yet!

Real estate investment trust Vicinity Centres will host an inaugural Greek Independence Day festival at Oakleigh Central, this Saturday 25 March. The annual commemoration of the start of the 1821 …

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The women of Kastellorizo had no voice but became pillars of the community

“Even up to the early 20th Century, fathers wouldn’t talk directly to their daughters in Kastellorizo, speaking to them through their wives. It was a terrible situation for women,” Nicholas …

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Angela Kiki Konstantinopoulou launches ‘Ode to Freedom’ at Camden Civic Centre

Greek Australian artist Angela Kiki Konstantinopoulou launched her latest exhibition ‘Ode to Freedom’ on Monday March 20 at the Camden Civic Centre in NSW. The exhibition, opened by the Greek …

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Sydney’s Hellenic Village AGM was a success for community democracy

Over 50 delegates from 21 organisations attended Sydney’s Hellenic Village elections and AGM on Monday 27 February, members returned all existing board members that sought re-election. At the AGM, the …

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Dr Despina Mouratides, Australia’s pioneering female psychiatrist, has passed away

Melbourne’s Greek community is mourning the death of Despina Mouratides who, according to available data, was the first female psychiatrist of Greek origin in Australia. Well known by thousands among …

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Australia, a leader in organ transplants, brings new hope to Chrysoula’s life

Chrysoula is one of the many Greeks who has to leave Greece for a life-saving organ transplant. In comparison to the EU, the rate of transplants in Greece is very …

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94-year-old donates over 30 handmade dolls to Royal Children’s Hospital

Though news is often serious business, from time to time there are those more light-hearted stories which come across the editor’s desk at Neos Kosmos. Such is the case of …

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Greek history and culture seminars: The Asia Minor refugees and the remaking of the Greek Left

Historian Dr Kostis Karpozilos will be delivering an online lecture entitled “The Asia Minor Refugees and the Remaking of the Greek Left” on Thursday, 30 March at 7pm. The lecture …

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