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Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got a Second Chance at a New Life

The story of how Greeks migrated from their native land to Australia is an interesting one. In 1829, the first known Greeks arrived in Australia. However, they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were...

Evzones to Visit South Australia for ‘Oxi Day’

Recognizing the Australian support of the Greek and other Allied forces in the Battle of Greece and the Battle of Crete in 1941, members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard (Evzones) will visit Adelaide next month to commemorate Oxi Day...

200 Stranded Whales Die In Australia

On Thursday, wildlife specialists saved 32 of the 230 whales that had been discovered stranded on Tasmania, an island state in Australia, the previous day. According to the Tasmanian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, it was assumed Wednesday that...

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. Credit: Public DomainThousands of Greeks living on the Gallipoli peninsula...

Greece Joins Rugby Elite as National Team Heads to World Cup

Greece may eventually embrace rugby, a sport not widely followed in the country, as the National Team has qualified for the Rugby League World Cup to be held in the UK in October. Greece will participate in its first-ever World...

Kangaroo Kills Man in Australia for the First Time Since 1936

A man in Australia died on Monday after being attacked by a kangaroo he had been keeping as a pet. It is believed this is the first fatal attack by a kangaroo on a human since 1936. A relative found...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life-threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in his...

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 Day the First Greeks Arrived in Australia

It was a day much like any other, on August 27, 1829 when the first-ever recorded Greeks set foot on the continent of Australia.

Extinct Tasmanian Tiger to be Brought Back to Life

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...

The Parthenon of the Acropolis to be Recreated in Australia

The ancient Greek Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens will be recreated with intense colors in Australia's National Gallery of Victoria. The recreated Parthenon dubbed ‘Temple of Boom’ which is a joint project by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang of...

Greek Australian Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Goes “Shark Hunting”

Greek-Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is seen "shark hunting" while apparently relaxing in the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi. They both posted breezy holiday snaps to their Instagram accounts, showing the couple enjoying themselves. In one of Kyrgios’ posts that...

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Sues Journalist for Defamation

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios Griniezakis is suing Alkis Morelas, a Greek-Australian journalist, for defamation in Sydney’s Federal Court. The Archbishops took legal action against Morelas after the journalist wrote a number of articles alleging that Griniezakis used...

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...

Jukebox Imported from Greece was Hiding $20 Million Worth of Cocaine

A jukebox imported to Australia from Greece was found to be hiding around 45kg (99 lbs) of cocaine, which was estimated to be worth around $22 million AUD. A total of three men have been arrested in the city of...