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Multiple Dead in Sydney Shopping Mall Stabbing Attack

At least five people have been killed during an attack at a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia with multiple reported stabbings. Nine people may have been stabbed in total. The suspected attacker was reportedly shot dead by a police officer....

Greek Entrepreneur Creates First Body Freezing Facility in Australia

A Greek entrepreneur created the first body-freezing facility in Australia aiming to resurrect the dead in the future. Peter Tsolakides, who became interested in cryonics after reading Robert Ettinger’s book The Prospect of Immortality in the late 60s, founded Southern...

The First Greek to Settle in South Australia

Georgios (or George) Tramountanas is generally credited for being the first Greek to migrate to South Australia in 1842, according to the National Archives of Australia. Born in Athens in 1822, Tramountanas was from a family of shipbuilders and seamen...

Melbourne, Sydney Festivals to Celebrate Greek Culture

Melbourne and Sydney are gearing up to celebrate Greek culture in two historic festivals that annually attract thousands of expatriates and Australians. The Antipodes Festival of 2024 kicks off on Saturday in Melbourne. It celebrates Greek culture and community, bringing...

Greek-Australian Singer VASSY Wins Prestigious Award, Releases New LP

Greek-Australian singer Vassy Karagiorgos, better known by her stage name VASSY, recently won the Song Writers Platinum Plaque from the US National Music Publishers’ Association for her 2014 hit "Bad." "I have received other Plaques before, but getting this Gem...

Could Athens Become Sister-City of Adelaide, “the Athens of the South?”

The prospects of a sister-city relationship between Adelaide and Athens, spearheaded by several prominent Greek-Australians, has recently been in the spotlight and received the green light approval in May 2023 by the Adelaide City Council. By Steve Bakalis Famously known as...

Gold Nugget Worth $250,000 Sparks Gold Rush in Australia

Using an amateur metal detector, an Australian man discovered a large gold nugget in Victoria's goldfields in March last year. The nugget is nearly 250,000 AUD ($160,000) in value and weighs 4.6kg. The discovery was made in the "golden triangle"...

Australia’s First Battle of Crete Memorial Gets Green Light to Proceed

Work on the Battle of Crete Memorial at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia is underway after many years of planning, negotiating, and fundraising. Battle of Crete Memorial in Australia to Be Unveiled Later This Year When complete, the memorial will...

The Safest Countries to Survive Nuclear Winter

Australia and New Zealand have been ranked as the best places to survive a nuclear winter or other cataclysmic events, according to a recent study published in the journal Risk Analysis. Other countries including Iceland, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu...

Elderly Greek Australian Donates Thousands to Hospital in Greece

An elderly Greek Australian woman has donated tens of thousands of euros to the hospital in Argostoli, Kefalonia, the place where she was born ninety-three years ago. Rubina Liosatou, who left Kefalonia for Australia sixty-five years ago, never forgot her...

Manhunt Launched in Greece for Australia’s Most Wanted Fugitive

Authorities in Greece and Australia are appealing to the public and offering a reward for information on the whereabouts of James Dalamangas, one of Australia's most wanted fugitives. Dalamangas, a Greek Australian, is suspected of fleeing to Greece after stabbing...

Meet Hercules, the Gigantic Poisonous Spider Found in Australia

The largest male specimen of the world's most poisonous spider, dubbed "Hercules" after the mythical hero of ancient Greece, has found a new home at the Australian Reptile Park. The deadly Sydney funnel-web spider was found on the Central Coast,...

Parents Reunite With Surrogate Babies After Fertility Scandal in Greece

Australian parents have finally been reunited with their surrogate babies after the fertility scandal that erupted in a clinic in Greece last August. The ordeal began when a fertility clinic in Crete, Greece was abruptly shut down, triggering a police...

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

Aptly titled "Hawks in a Cage," a book released recently 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 ship in...