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Queensland Library to Virtually Revive Early 20th Century Greek Cafes

With a series of workshops, exhibitions and events, the State Library of Queensland aims to revive the atmosphere of the old cafes, restaurants and small businesses that were owned by Greeks in the early 20th century. These iconic meeting places...

Greek-Australian Honored as Australia’s Marketer of the Year

Greek-Australian Demetri Hughes has celebrated more than one professional accomplishment in recent years. Now he has one more distinction to add to the list. Already recognized as a marketing expert in his accomplished career, Hughes is the managing director of...

Australian Prime Minister Has a Blast at Greek Festival

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made his first official appearance at the Gold Coast Greek Festival in Queensland. According to the Australian newspaper The Gold Coast Bulletin, the Prime Minister was received like a "superstar" at the event. The event...

A Unique Touring Photographic Exhibition On Greek-Australians

Documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski decided to explore Australia’s Greek cafés and organized a unique touring photographic exhibition. “Selling an American dream - Australia’s Greek café” explores an important chapter in the development of Australian culture and...

Greek-Australian Businessman Settles $30 Mln Tax Debt for $6

Greek-Australian businessman and honorary Consul General of Greece in Queensland Dimitris Raptis used to owe the state 30 million Australian dollars in taxes and after several court battles he now has to pay only six dollars. Mr. Raptis' construction company...

Fundraiser to Help Greek-Australian Wife of Man Killed by Lightning

Friends and relatives contributed to a fundraiser to assist Greek Australian Mary Mourgelas whose husband was killed by a bolt of lightning in Worongary. The 39-year-old Kane Bennett was killed trying to protect his wife and two children from an...

Two Greek-Australians Among 50 Most Important Artists in the Country

Two Greek-Australian artists were included on “The Power Trip 2015” list of “The 50 Most Powerful People in Australian Art.” Barry Keldoulis, a Sydney gallery owner, curator and Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and Melbourne Art Fair director, took the...

Greek-Australians Honored on Australia Day

Eight Greek-Australians were included in the hundreds of people who received the Medal of the Order of Australia on the occasion of Australia Day. The Medal of the Order of Australia is the state’s highest distinction for citizens who have offered...

Greek Australian Student Wins Gold Medal in Language Competition

Greek Australian Eleni-Penelope Tsolakidou from Queensland won the Greek language Gold Medal in the Language Perfect World Championship 2014. The 14-year-old student won the international competition top award for the second consecutive year. The web contest lasted 10 days and Tsolakidou...