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Jim Raptis: The Greek Who Changed the Face of Australia’s Gold Coast

Jim Raptis, born in Evia, Greece, changed the face of the most cosmopolitan region of Australia -- the Gold Coast.

Australia Issues Commemorative Greek Bicentennial Stamps

Commemorative bicentennial stamps honoring Greece's War of Independence in 1821 are being issued by the Australia Post in collaboration with the Holy Archdiocese of Australia. The series comprises four stamps, which depict four heroic clerical figures of the Orthodox Church,...

Australia’s Parliament Calls for the Recognition of the Greek Genocide

Six speakers of Australia's Parliament approved earlier in the week the nation's first-ever motion for the government to officially acknowledge the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides. The motion's success with the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives is due to the...

Greek-Australian George Kambosos is Lightweight World Champion in Boxing

Greek-Australian George Kambosos Jr won Boxing's IBF, WBA and WBO Lightweight titles from Teófimo López in a seismic upset on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The ferocious Spartan from Sydney, who started out as a 6-1...

Greek-Australians Rejoice as Country Finally Lifts Travel Ban

Greek-Australians can finally travel back to their homeland for the first time in almost 600 days as the Australian government on Monday lifted the ban on overseas travel imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19. After more than 18 months,...

Kindred Skies: Ancient Greeks, Aboriginal Australians Saw Same Constellations

Many of the constellations we know in the night sky were named according to the myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by those from many other cultures  on Earth, including those of Australia. By Duane W. Hamacher Look upon...

Greek-Australians Launch “OuzoTalk,” Podcast on Greece’s Libation

The Greek diaspora now has a new podcast to listen to, following this week’s launch of "Ouzo Talk" across all major podcasting platforms. It is co-hosted by Nick Athanassiou and former journalist Tom Skolarikis. Listen to the podcast: The two proud...

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

Aptly titled "Hawks in a Cage," a new book released last week describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. The book, by Konstandina Moshou, is a fictional adventure taking place on a British...

The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek War of Independence. Plessou was born in a small village in Thesprotia...

The Ethnic Cleansing of Greeks from Gallipoli in 1915

  Thousands of Greeks living on the Gallipoli peninsula in modern-day Turkey were victims of the ethnic cleansing and genocide of minorities, particularly Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians, in Asia Minor. By John Williams The facts are that in a period which began...

Astronomers Say Unique Radiowaves Coming From Unknown Space Object

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia recently detected mysterious radiowaves from space having a completely unknown origin, expressing complete puzzlement over the nature of the energy that is being emanated. They are coming from a region in the...

New Gallipoli Underwater Museum Allows Divers to Explore Battle’s Shipwrecks

A new underwater museum at Gallipoli will allow divers to explore shipwrecks from the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The new undersea park features ships that were sunk during the 1915–16 World War I campaign, which was one...

Award Winning Greek-Australian VASSY Releases New Single

Award-winning Greek-Australian singer VASSY released her new single, “Don’t Wanna Be Right”, with Vinny Vibe on all digital streaming platforms

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the interior of the historic and...

Australians Free to Travel from November After 18-Month Ban

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Friday that international travel for Australians will resume next month, thanks to rising vaccination rates. Since March 2020, Australia has had some of the world's strictest border rules - even banning its own...