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Book Launch - History of the Greek Community of Melbourne

  • When:
  • Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free

Event Details

On behalf of GOCMV President Bill Papastergiadis OAM and the Board of Directors, we wish to invite you to attend the launching of Ms Charpantidou’s book The Embodiment of a Distant Homeland: the history of the GOCMV from its founding to 1972 , to take place on Sunday, 26 March 2023, at 3:00 pm at the Mezzanine Level of the Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Collaborating partners in this event include the Hellenic Writers' Association of Australia, the Greek-Australian Cultural League and HELIADES - the Hellenic Women's Network of Victoria.

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria is the oldest institutional representative of a Greek community in Australia. This book follows its historical course as it emerged from the late nineteenth century until the early 1970s. The research for this book is based on primary sources – the Minutes and Archives of the Greek Community of Melbourne, the National Archives of Australia, the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora at Latrobe University, and Greek and English language newspapers of the time in Australia. The thematic areas that emerged reflect those matters that appeared worthy of description either in official documents such as the Minutes of the Community’s Board and its correspondence, or in the Greek-Australian press of the time.

Georgia (Juliana) Charpantidou is a graduate of the School of Management and Economics of ATEI Thessaloniki, and a graduate of the Department of Sociology of Panteion University where she holds Master's Degree with a specialization in Social Exclusion and Minorities. From 2014 to 2018 she worked at the Greek Community of Melbourne as a researcher of its history and archives. This published monograph is a result these research efforts. Her continued academic research on the subject of the Organization of the Greek Diaspora in Australia forms the basis of her Doctoral Thesis at Panteion University.

Invitation open to all, no RSVP.

  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Published Works > Book Launch
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • PLACE Greek Centre, Mezzanine
  • ADDDRESS Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000