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Greek Community Throws Hit Party During Greek Glendi

Canberra’s Greek community showcased its rich culture and diversity last Sunday during the 18th annual Greek Glendi street party at the 2016 National Multicultural Festival. The event exceeded all expectations, attracting more people than any year before, while painting...

Historic Agreement Between NUGAS and Greek Community of Melbourne

Bill Papastergiadis says "Today marks a watershed moment for the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM). The agreement to allow members of NUGAS to become automatic members of the GCM is reflective of the 'open door' policy of the GCM....

Australian Prime Minister at the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be attending the opening of the Greek Lonsdale Street Festival on Saturday, February 27. The festival opening will also be attended by the leader of the federal Opposition, Bill Shorten, Prime Minister of...

Greek-Australians Preparing to Celebrate Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur...

A Little Piece of Greece in Shanghai

Thousands of Greeks live abroad, with big communities in countries like Australia, United States, Canada, Britain and Germany. However, there are smaller communities in other parts of the world. Shanghai is a mega-city with a population of over 23 million,...

Greek-Australian Community Language Program Cut by SA Government

The South Australia Weatherill Labor government has decided to cut the Greek Language Maintenance and Development Program, which had been part of the curriculum in 16 schools across the area. The program offered a way for children of the Greek...

Newly Published Book Documents Istanbul Pogrom of 1955

Istos Publishing House has published a book in Turkish entitled "Dimitrios Kalumenos'un Objektifinden 6/7 Eylül 1955" (Sept. 6-7, 1955, from the Lens of Dimitrios Kalumenos), which contains a rich collection of photographs provided by former patriarch photographer Dimitrios Kalumenos. The...

Greek Community Club Center Bought by Overseas Developer

The Greek community’s Arkadia club in Melbourne has decided to sell its main center building to an overseas developer. The building, located on Batman Street in West Melbourne was sold at 8.78 million Australian dollars, after 130 different developers...

Greek High School to Open on Turkish Island

The first Greek primary school in 49 years opened on the island of Imbros in 2013, while the Greek community has received the green light to open a middle and high school. The school complex aims to attract more...

Deadly Bombings Inflict Greek Community Near Mariupol

The story of Sartana - a Ukrainian town near Mariupol, Ukraine mostly inhabited by members of the Greek community - has not been widely heard. The town located 10 km from Mariupol was bombed and the destruction shows the...