A spectacular outdoor amphitheater of ancient Greek style is being constructed in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, at the initiative of the Greek businessman and benefactor of Hellenism, Manolis Petrelis. The amphitheater is being built on the premises of the Greek College of St. Andrew.
Both Petrelis and Evangelos Kakoulas, attorney, businessman and chairman of Greek Australian Council, were honored in Perth at an event held in the crowded auditorium of the Medical School of the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle, in the presence of 250 scientists, professionals and executives of the Western Australian Hellenism.
The event was followed by a lecture by Spyros Pavlidis, Professor of seismology.
Pavlidis impressed the audience with his simple speech, the clarifications he gave on scientific matters and with the screening of more than 100 pictures showing the genesis of the Aegean, the genesis of continents; Europe and Greece; the fault lines and plaques that form the area, in addition to the consequences of the earthquakes in the shaping of Greek culture and the general European culture.