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First Minutes (1897)

On the occasion of our 114th Anniversary we are proud to publicly release images of the first minutes of the G.O.C.M.V. (1897-1916). Read about the establishment of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, the contribution to the war efforts in Greece and the first constitution of the GOCMV.

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July is the month of struggle and hope for Cyprus

The poets and writers of our community are invited to write poetry in Greek or English, about the occupied parts of Cyprus, cities, towns, villages, about Famagusta, Morphou, Kyrenia, and so many other beloved places full of thousands of years of history.

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SEMINAR: The Greeks of Cairns

Dr Angeliki Alvanoudi, lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will present an online only seminar about the Greeks of Cairns, on Thursday 7 July, at 7 pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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2022 Greek Summer Campers Get ready to fly!

With only just a few weeks to go, a number of the campers from the 2022 GREEK SUMMER CAMPS program gathered at the Greek Centre in Melbourne for a final briefing before they headed out to meet their interstate mates on 9 July in Thessaloniki.

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SEMINAR: The Literature of the Karamanlides - Publishers and Readership

An online-only lecture about the Literature of the Karamanlides will be presented in Greek by Achladi Evangelia, on Thursday, 30 June 2022, at 7 pm, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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2022 CLASSICAL GREEK introductory class

picture1In the 2nd semester of this school year (2022), students in year 7, 8 or 9 will have the opportunity to attend an introductory Ancient (Classical) Greek program leading to VCE level.

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SEMINAR: The Janissaries of Crete, 1669-1826

altDr Yannis Spyropoulos will present an online-only lecture entitled The Janissaries of Crete, 1669-1826, on Thursday, 23 June 2022, at 7 pm, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Proselytes of a New Nation: Muslim Conversions to Orthodox Christianity in Modern Greece, 1821-1862

Dr Stefanos Katsikas, Associate Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies and Assistant Instructional Professor at the University of Chicago, will give an online-only lecture entitled Proselytes of a New Nation: Muslim Conversions to Orthodox Christianity in Modern Greece, 1821-1862, on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at 7 pm, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Emergence of Capitalism in the Ottoman Balkans: The case of Greek industrialists in Salonica region

photo- pinarcakirogluDr Pinar Cakiroglu will present an online-only lecture about the emergence of capitalism in the Ottoman Balkans, on Thursday, 9 June 2022, at 7 pm, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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JOIN THE HOPLITES IN A FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN PACKED WEEKEND AT THE ΜELBOURNE MUSEUM

In celebration of the National Archaeological Museum of Greece’s Open Horizons exhibition at Melbourne Museum the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is organizing a program of music, dance, food and Hoplites on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 of May.

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CULTURAL CAMPS IN GREECE FOR YOUNG GREEK AUSTRALIANS

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (GMFA) through the General Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad are announcing a summer camp program for young adults from Australia that will commence this year in Thessaloniki.

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The Destruction of Smyrna. An age of nation building and violence

Associate Professor Nicholas Doumanis will present an online only lecture about the destruction of Smyrna, on Thursday 2 June 2022, at 7pm, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE LIGHTS THE GREEK CENTRE RED

untitled hdr-4The Greek Centre lights up in red to mark the remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history.

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LABOR ANNOUNCES 1.8M SUPPORT FOR THE GCM’S GREEK CENTRE HUB PROJECT

In an announcement earlier today at the community hall at the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) St Demetrios site in Windsor, Federal Labor’s Bill Shorten MP Shadow Minister for the NDIS, Andrew Giles Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Labor Candidate for Higgins Dr Michelle Ananda -Rajah announced a 1.8million dollar commitment for the GCM’s Greek Centre Hub project.

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Crossing Cultures: Ancient Greece meets Aboriginal Australia

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An event dedicated to the common points between two peoples -cultures took place at the Greek Centre, on Sunday 15 May 2022.

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Seminar: The First Pontian Genocide

pontian-genocide-1024x601Lawyer, poet and short story writer, Dean Kalymniou, will present a lecture entitled The First Pontian Genocide, on Thursday 19 May, at 7 pm, at the Greek Centre. This is a joint event between the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Greek History and Culture Public Seminar Series and Pontiaki Estia.

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SEMINAR: THE BATTLE OF 42ND STREET

42ndstreetProfessor Peter Monteath will present an online only lecture entitled The battle of 42nd Street, on Thursday 26 May 2022, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminras, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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DIMITRIS BASIS ΤHE ‘BALLAD OF THE DEAD BROTHER”, A RESOUNDED SUCCESS PRESENTED BY THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s audience welcomed the production of the “Ballad of the dead brother” and his Greatest Hits at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday

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Cultural Memory: Repatriation of Greek cultural property and the role of the National Archaeological Museum

On Tuesday 26 April, the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) hosted Dr. Anna Vasiliki Karapanagiotou, Director of the National Archaeological Museum of Greece (NAM) as she presented a seminar at the Greek Centre’s Delphi Bank Mezzanine in which she outlined recent developments in the campaign for the Repatriation of Greek cultural property.

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GREEK NATIONAL GUARD VISITS THE GREEK CENTRE

The Greek National Guard paid a visit to the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Greek Centre in the historic Greek Precinct of Melbourne on Saturday 23 of April.

 

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GCM welcomes $1.8 million funding announcement by Senator David Van

Victorian Senator David Van and Federal member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen MP announced support for an expansion of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Greek Centre Hub program with a 1.8 million, dollar commitment to the project.

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SEMINAR: THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE OTTOMANS

altProfessor Tom Papademetriou will present an online only lecture about the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Ottomans, on Thursday 28 April, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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THE PRESIDENT OF GCM MEETS WITH MINISTER LINA MENDONI

The president of the Greek Community of Melbourne met with Minister Mendoni as she prepared to travel to Australia for the Open Horizons Exhibition.

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Bill Papastergiadis: Greece should become a global educational destination

bill papastergiadis delphi economic forum“Greece with its rich history and culture should become a global educational destination” said Bill Papastergiadis at the Delphi Economic Forum”.

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Μαθητές της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης διακρίθηκαν σε ραδιοθεατρικό διαγωνισμό

Oλοκληρώθηκε με μεγάλη επιτυχία η "3η Διεθνής Διαδικτυακή Ραδιοφωνική Συνάντηση/ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ 2022 - Θέατρο μπροστά σε ένα μικρόφωνο - Youth Theatre On Air", Την Κυριακή 3 Απριλίου 2022, όπου μαθητές, εκπαιδευτικοί, διευθυντές από τα 39 σχολεία της Ελλάδας, Κύπρου, Πολωνίας και Αυστραλίας αλλά και γονείς των μαθητών, τοπικοί φορείς της περιοχής τους, συναντηθήκανε στην Απονομή των Βραβείων Ερμηνείας και γιορτάσανε την δημιουργικότητά όλων των μαθητών που συμμετείχαν.

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Ancient Sparta: Myths versus Reality

altProf Paul Cartledge will present an online lecture entitled Ancient Sparta: Myths versus Reality on Thursday 7 April, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Maria Vamvakinou visits the Greek Centre

Federal MP Maria Vamvakinou paid a visit to the offices of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) on Tuesday, 15 March.

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The Fest Day of our church Evangelismos

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) historical church, "The Annunciation of Our Lady", celebrates its Feast Day on Friday 25 March, with a Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Evmenios of Kerasountos, in the presence of the Consul General of Greece Mr E. Kakavelakis, GCM Board Directors and a large number of parishioners.

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GCM GREEK SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE GREEK INDEPENDECE DAY

Students of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Schools (Bentleigh campus) along with distinguished guests and members from the wider community marked this significant occasion on 25 March 2022.

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Seminar: Art and Gentrification in Athens

Herbert Ploegman, a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will present an online lecture entitled Art and Gentrification in Athens, on Thursday 31 March 2022, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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A MAGICAL NIGHT IN MELBOURNE’S GREEK HEART

On Saturday 18 March, under a warm starry sky in late summer, Melina Aslanidou performed to 550 lucky patrons in an open-air carpark in our historic Greek Quarter of Lonsdale Street.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE HOSTS VISIT BY GREENS LEADER ADAM BANDT

Greens leader and parliamentarian Adam Bandt recently visited the GCM’s Greek Centre to announce that the Community was successful in its application for a ‘Melbourne Stronger Communities Program’ grant.

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Greek traditional dance, an alternative form of exercise and an inexhaustible source of well-being

altDr Maria Bougiesi will present a lecture an online only lecture entitled Greek traditional dance, an alternative form of exercise and an inexhaustible source of well-being, on Thursday 24 March, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Panel Discussion: Sexism, Misogyny and the Migrant Woman

The Greek Community of Melbourne organises a panel discussion entitled Sexism, Misogyny and the Migrant Woman, at the Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Mlebourne), on Thursday 17 March, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars. Facilitators are Prof Joy Damousi and Dina Gerolymou, and panelists: Melina Mallos, Fotini Kypraios, Anatoli Amanatides and Alkistis Pitsaki.

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International Women’s Day Tuesday 8th March 2022

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne together with the Philhellene restaurant have organised an annual International Women’s Day fundraiser, and this year, along with their chosen charity - the much needed work of Royal Women Hospital’s CASA House - Centre Against Sexual Assault.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE IN CONTACT WITH GREEK COMMUNITY IN KIEV SPEAKING DIRECTLY WITH VICE PRESIDENT

altWith the inexplicable war in the Ukraine dominating world news, the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) reached out to the vibrant Greek Community in the Ukraine by penning a letter of solidarity to the President of the Greek Society “Enotita” of Kiev, Ms Nina Paskal.

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Prof. Vrasidas Karalis lecture: Mikis Theodorakis and the Nature of Greek Music

Professor Vrasidas Karalis will present a lecture entitled Mikis Theodorakis and the Nature of Greek Music: Some Reflections, on Thursday 10 March, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Melina Aslanidou Live at The Lonsdale St. Greek Music Festival

altAntipodes maybe postponed but Melina Aslanidou couldn’t wait to come and perform on Lonsdale St.

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Το Δημιουργικό Κέντρο Δράματος και Τέχνης παρουσιάζει την παράσταση «Μόνοι»

altΤο Δημιουργικό Κέντρο Δράματος και Τέχνης της Ελληνικής Kοινότητας Μελβούρνης παρουσιάζει την παράσταση «Μόνοι», το Σάββατο 26 Φεβρουαρίου, στις 8.15μμ στο Αμφιθέατρο του Φέρφιλντ.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE NEW BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

gcomboard20220216 0014On Wednesday 16 February the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Electoral Committee called to a meeting at the Greek Centre the 19 successful candidates from the most recent Greek Community elections.

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H ΕΡΤ παρουσίασε τη σειρά Podcast «Ήχοι ελληνικοί» από τα σχολεία της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης και το Πανεπιστήμιο Monash

altΜε αφορμή την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, η «Φωνή της Ελλάδας» της ΕΡΤ σε συνεργασία με το σχολείο της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης μετέδωσε μια σειρά podcast με τίτλο «Ήχοι ελληνικοί».

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Mentoring Program for future Greek teachers

screen shot 2022-01-20 at 11.52.05 amIn a space that constantly changes, all human activity is based on the evolution of innovative decisions and the exchange of new knowledge. The Greek Community of Melbourne, wanting to be one step ahead of the developments, started a pioneering -for the Greek community - mentoring program to guide the future Greek teachers.

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GCM elections will be held on Sunday 6 February 2022

The GCM Electoral Committee met on Tuesday 18 January at the Greek Centre, to discuss the date and the details for the forthcoming elections for the new Board of Management.

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The 2021 AGM of the Greek Community of Melbourne

agm 2021 kkThe 2021 Annual General Meeting of the members of the Greek Community of Melbourne was held on Sunday, 16 January  2022 at the Alphington Grammar School.

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Greek organisations call on the Goverment to recognize the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire

simela stamatopoulou bill papastergiadis theo theophanous petros stefanidis 800The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis and the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Theo Theophanous, with the support of the Pontian Federations of Australia, have written to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to formally recognise the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923 of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities.

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AGM 2021 Announcement and Nomination Form

Notice of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s 2021 AGM has been issued.

The meeting will take place on Sunday 16 January 2022, 1pm at The Andrianakos Centre, at Alphington Grammar.

The Notice and the 2020-2021 Financial Report can be found via this link (PDF 4.6MB).

Please find the nomination form here (PDF 137KB).

 
RICHARD MARLES AND ANDREW GILES VISIT WITH THE GREEK COMMUNITY

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) hosted deputy opposition leader Richard Miles and the Opposition Minister for Multiculturalism, Andrew Giles, at its Greek Centre in Melbourne on Monday 20 December.

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Award night for the adult students of the Greek Community of Melbourne

An event dedicated to its adult students who are taught Greek as a second or foreign language organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne as part of the Christmas farewells and the completion of the learning courses of 2021.

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Modern Greek Courses for Adults for 2022

Our Courses in 2022

Learn Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2022 and planned according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages *

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VCE Graduation night for the Class of 2021

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language and Culture School held the graduation ceremony of VCE students, on Wednesday, December 15, at the Greek Centre.

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Impressive results for the Greek Community of Melbourne VCE 2021 Class

2021 vce breakdownFor another year, the students of the Greek Community of Melbourne Schools, stood out and excelled in the Modern and Ancient Greek VCE exams, scoring extremely high performances.

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