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Australia joins Greek conference on the importance of newspapers as a cultural historical archive

Lecturer of the Modern Greek Studies Program at Macquarie University Dr Patricia Koromvokis represented the Greek diaspora in a pioneering international scientific conference, organised by the historical archives department of …

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Researcher into Ikarian migration to Adelaide discovers long lost relative

Yianni Cartledge inspired by primary sources held in Flinders University’s Dunstan Collection produced a historical project as part of his degree in education. His essay which traced back the Greek …

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Ballarat’s son, Major George Devine Treloar in Lemnos

Many Neos Kosmos readers will be aware of the post-WWI refugee work of Ballarat-born Major George Devine Treloar who helped over 100,000 Christians refugees from Asia Minor resettle in northern …

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Archbishop Makarios: “The study of Byzantine Music leads to a deeper understanding of God”

On Sunday 4 December Archbishop Makarios officiated the Vespers Mass at the Holy Monastery of Axion Estin in Northcote, ordaining two readers, brothers Constantine and Spyridon Zarkos Afterwards presiding over …

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One hundred years on the Asia Minor Catastrophe is commemorated on the steps of parliament house

Last Sunday the steps of Victoria’s parliament house were the site of a candlelight vigil held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor catastrophe. The bloody conflict waged …

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Celebrating Christmas during Greek Story Time

The popular activity for Greek families with young children, Greek Story Time, ended this year’s programme on a happy note at Lalor Library. Christmas carols in Greek and English were …

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International Volunteer Day: Greek-Australians honoured in council awards

The City of Manningham has presented third generation Greek-Australian and primary school teacher Stephanie Martinez with its Young Citizen of the Year award for her exceptional community contributions. Stephanie was …

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Prolific author Antigone Kefala passes at age 92

Only a week after receiving the Patrick White award for her lifelong contribution to literature, minimalist, multilingual poet and author Antigone Kefala passed away on Friday. She was 92. She …

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Halkidikeon Association celebrates its 60th birthday

On Sunday November 27, 2022 the Society Halkidikeon Aristotelis the Stageritis of Melbourne and Victoria celebrated its 60th anniversary from its time of conception by its founding members in 1962, …

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The Faros Senior Citizens’ Club commemorates the Catastrophe of Smyrna

Members of the Faros Senior Citizens’ Club, in Mt Waverley, Melbourne, recently came together to remember all those who perished or lost their homeland, a hundred years ago, during the …

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