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Greek Australian Kon Vatskalis Wins Second Term as Mayor of Darwin

Greek-Australian politician Kon Vatskalis has claimed re-election as Lord Mayor of the city of Darwin on Sunday after a convincing lead on first preference votes. While only 56 percent of votes have been counted so far, Vatskalis leads by more...

Greek-Australian Paspaley Family are the “Kings of Pearls”

King of pearls, Theodosis Paspaley, landed on Australian shores and began building the country's foremost pearling company.

Greek-Australian Paspaley Family Celebrates One Century as the “Kings of Pearls”

This year, Australia's luxury pearl brand Paspaley celebrates a century since its founder, Theodosis Paspaley, landed on Australian shores and began building the country's foremost pearling company. The Paspalis family migrated from Greece to Australian shores in 1919, leaving the...

Greek Business Organization Makes its Mark in Australia’s Northern Territory

The organization "Hellenic Australia Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. Northern Territory" (HACCI NT) was launched last week at Parliament House in Darwin. Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Michael Gunner assisted in the establishment of the HACCI NT by...

Greek Man Among Four Killed in Darwin Shooting Rampage

A middle-aged Greek-born man was among the four victims of the shooting rampage in Darwin, Australia on Wednesday. Fifty-seven-year-old Michael Sisois was shot dead at the Buff Club in Stuart Park in the shooting spree. Alleged gunman Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann...

Darwin’s Greek Community Wraps 10,000 Dolmades for Glenti Charity Festival

It's an annual tradition that would make most Greeks head spin. Even the idea of producing 10,000 of dolmades is daunting to most, yet every year without fail, Darwin's vibrant Greek community spends the Thursday before its Glenti festival...

Australian Scholar Investigates Greek History in Northern Territory

Greek-Australian associate professor George Frazis had one wish when he was a child, to study the history of Greeks in Darwin. When he was young, his father moved to the Australian city from Athens, leaving his family behind. Since...

Greeks Returning to Darwin Due to Crisis

Over the last 3.5 years approximately 3,500 Greek-Australians, mostly Kalymnians, have returned from Greece to Darwin due to the economic crisis, noted Darwin’s Honorary Consul General of Greece, John Anictomatis, who has also served as governor of Northern Territory...

Darwin Attracts Workers from Greek Island of Kalymnos

The Northern Territory government and the Greek island of Kalymnos have come to an agreement for the establishment of a pilot training program designed to help skilled workers from Greece to work in Darwin, Australia, taking on job positions that cannot be...

Greek Family to Reunite After 100 Years

A very special Greek-Australian family reunion is planned to be held next June by one of its descendants. According to Helen Haritos, offspring of Eustratios Haritos, one of the first Greek migrants in the northern city of Darwin, the reunion...