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First Minutes (1897)

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Online Seminar: The Battle of Navarino

altAssoc Prof Nicholas Doumanis, will present an online lecture about the Battle of Navarino, on Thursday 1 July, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Online Seminar: Who fought whom in 1821 and where to find the Sultan? The socioeconomic situation of Morea (Peloponnese) on the eve of the Greek Revolution

altDr Anna Vlachopoulou, will present an online lecture entitled Who fought whom in 1821 and where to find the Sultan? The socioeconomic situation of Morea (Peloponnese) on the eve of the Greek Revolution, on Thursday 8 July, 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Seminar: How Do (Can) We Remember 1821?

altProfessor Harry Athanassiadis from the University of Ioanina will present a special online lecture entitled How Do (Can) We Remember 1821?, on Monday 28 June, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Cyprus and 1821 - Myths, Realities, Forgetting and Remembering

altAssociate Professor Andrekos Varnava, will give the online lecture Cyprus and 1821: Myths, Realities, Forgetting and Remembering, on Thursday 24 June, 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Seminar: The communal notables (kodjabashis) and their fiscal and political functions and role in the Christian communities in the Late Ottoman Empire

altSocrates D. Petmezas, Professor of Modern Economic and Social History will present an online lecture entitled The communal notables (kodjabashis) and their fiscal and political functions and role in the Christian communities in the Late Ottoman Empire, on Thursday 17 June, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Mlebourne.

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Seminar: The 1821 Revolution and Greek Village Life Today

altProfessor Michael Herzfeld FROM Harvard University will present the online lecture The 1821 Revolution and Greek Village Life Today, on Thursday 10 June, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Mlebourne.

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Seminar: Demystifying Professor Alan Finkel’s Getting to Zero Emissions Report

altDr Nick Dallas will present a special lecture entitled Demystifying Professor Alan Finkel’s Getting to Zero Emissions Report, on Monday 7 June, 7.00pm, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Seminar: Hydra and the Flame of the Revolution

altAlexander Billinis from the Clemson University (USA) will present a lecture entitled Hydra and the Flame of the Revolution, on Thursday 3 June, at 7.00pm, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Mlebourne.

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The Tomb of the Diver: Life, Death, and Drinking and in the Ancient Greek World

dr gillian shepherd 1Dr Gillian Shepherd from La Trobe University will present a lecture entitled The Tomb of the Diver: Life, Death, and Drinking and in the Ancient Greek World, on Thursday 27 May, at 7.00pm, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Mlebourne.

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Papastergiadis met with Αustralia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt

papastergiadis greg hunt 2 800pxIn a wide ranging discussion spanning sport, history, community and covid, Bill Papastergiadis (President of the Greek Community of Melbourne) spent 1 hour in discussion with Australia’s Health Minister, Mr Hunt. Also joining the conversation by phone was Treasurer of the Greek Community, Professor Pirpiris.

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MEET AND GREET WITH THE AUSTRALIAN DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO GREECE DESIGNATE, MR DAVID KILHAM

altThe President of the GCM, Mr Bill Papastergiadis, and Vice-President, Ms Tammy Iliou, met with the Australia’s designate Deputy Ambassador to Greece, Mr David Kilham. Mr Kilham will commence his posting to Athens, Greece in May 2021.

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Seminar: Ottoman Perceptions of the Greek Revolution

altDr Leonidas Moiras will give a lecture entitled Ottoman Perceptions of the Greek Revolution, on Thursday 20 May, at 7.00pm, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Mlebourne.

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Seminar: Battle of Crete veterans that played AFL

altBarbara Cullen will present a lecture entitled Battle of Crete veterans that played AFL, on Thursday 6 May at 7pm, at the Greece Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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The GCM presents ‘Tsitsanis, Hatzidakis, Xarchakos, Theodorakis: Songs of liberation by Greece’s four great composers’
In times of upheaval and chaos,music and song have inspired Greek people to struggle for a better world and to honour those who have given their lives for a cause. This year we are celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 which saw many Hellenes and Philhellenes put their lives at risk for their beliefs, for freedom, and for democracy.
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A DIALOGICAL READING: Dionysios Solomos – The Free Besieged

altProfessor Vrassidas Karalis and Dr Tina Giannoukos will present the epic poem of Dionysios Solomos The Free Besieged, on Friday 23 April 2021, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Seminar: Practicing toward virtue, or, why it shouldn’t hurt to be good

professor-margaret-cameron-webProfessor Margaret Cameron from the University of Melbourne, will give a lecture entitled Practicing toward virtue, or, why it shouldn’t hurt to be good, on Thursday 22 April 2021, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE PRESENTS THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 200th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREEK REVOLUTION OF 1821

 

altLansdowne Street was transformed by the Greek Community of Melbourne yesterday, Sunday 28 March, with explosions (quite literally at one point) of colours, music, dance, and drama. The event commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the feast day of Evagelismos with Hellenes and Philhellenes, flocking to East Melbourne to help celebrate this momentous occasion.

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The GCM honours benefactor Andreas Andrianopoulos and his family

altSunday 28 March, saw over a thousand of people flock to Lansdowne Street in East Melbourne to help the Greek Community of Melbourne commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.

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VALE GEORGE ZANGALIS

altIt was with deep sadness that we learnt of the passing of a valued  and long standing member of our organisation, George Zangalis.

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SEMINAR: ΤΗΕ FORGOTTEN CITY OF THEBES

Emeritus Professor Paul Cartledge will present an online lecture entitled The Forgotten City of Thebes, on Thursday 8th April 2021, 7.00pm, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Free Lecture: Did the Greek Revolution of 1821 really happen? Myths, counter-myths and historical knowledge

altProfessor Vrasidas Karalis, from the University of Sydney, will present an online lecture entitled “Did the Greek Revolution of 1821 really happen? Myths, counter-myths and historical knowledge’, on Thursday 4 March 2021 (7.00pm), as a part of the 2021 Greek History and Culture Seminars series, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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The GCM invited to a meeting with Minister Hunt for the COVID-19 vaccines

altThe President of the Greek Community of Melbourne was invited to a roundtable meeting with Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt and other community leaders around Australia. Also, in the meeting were Acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd and Dr Monique Stone, Head of the TGA, which is tasked with assessing the quality of the vaccines.

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Greek War of Independence (1821-1832): Between history and ‘mythistory

altYianni Cartledge will present a two-part series of lectures entitled "Greek War of Independence (1821-1832): Between history and ‘mythistory" as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne and in collaboration with NUGAS. The first part will be presented on Thursday 18 February 2021 at 7.00pm.

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Συμμετοχή της Κοινότητας σε διαδικτυακή ημερίδα με τίτλο «Ενδυναμώνοντας τις γέφυρες ανάμεσα στα ελληνικά πανεπιστήμια και τον Ελληνισμό της Διασποράς»

altΟ Πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης, κ. Βασίλης Παπαστεργιάδης, συμμετείχε σε διαδικτυακή ημερίδα που διοργάνωσαν η Γενική Γραμματεία Ανώτατης Εκπαίδευσης του Υπουργείου Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων και η Γενική Γραμματεία Δημόσιας Διπλωματίας και Απόδημου Ελληνισμού του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών με τίτλο «Ενδυναμώνοντας τις γέφυρες ανάμεσα στα ελληνικά πανεπιστήμια και τον Ελληνισμό της Διασποράς» και την οποία παρακολούθησαν χιλιάδες Έλληνες από 69 χώρες του κόσμου.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

This is a notice regarding the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria.

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Greek language program to continue at La Trobe

dsc 3238In a historic agreement signed by the University, the Greek Community of Melbourne in association with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the university language program will continue with financial support raised by the Greek community however needs to increase enrolments significantly over the next 3 to 5 years.

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H διατροφή των Ελλήνων από την αρχαιότητα έως σήμερα

picture1Eργασία με τη μέθοδο project με θέμα την ελληνική διατροφή στο πέρασμα των αιώνων, πραγματοποίησε κατά τη διάρκεια του Νοεμβρίου, η Δ’ Δημοτικού του σχολείου της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας της Μελβούρνης ( City Campus).

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GREEK STUDIES AT LA TROBE

latrobeAs has been widely reported in recent weeks, a coalition of community groups and leaders has been put together by the GCM to lobby La Trobe University for the future of its Greek Studies program.

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The Hellenic Initiative Australia Launches Winter Appeal for Greece

altWith Greece in the grip of second wave of COVID-19, The Hellenic Initiative Australia has launched an online Winter Appeal to support people facing severe hardship over the coming months.

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A COALITION OF COMMUNITY GROUPS MEET TO HELP SAVE GREEK STUDIES AT LA TROBE

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Dozens of Greek community leaders attended an urgent meeting called by the Greek Community of Melbourne to discuss the proposal to terminate Modern Greek Studies language program at La Trobe University.

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GCM students perform the tale 'The Young Rooster' by Glyka Stoiou

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Greek language students from the Balwyn School Unit of the Greek Community of Melbourne, performed the radio-edition of the tale 'The Young Rooster' by Greek author Glyka Stoiou in a special online meeting.

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Online school event for 28 October and 17 November

thumbnail fb img 1605502082175As part of the anniversary cultural events of October 28th and November 17th, students from our schools prepared poems and short stories, which they recited in an online celebration and were also broadcast on SBS Greek radio.

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Commemorating the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising

thumbnail imageEvery year, the Greek Community of Melbourne together with the other members of the Polytechnic Commemorative Committee honour the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic students heroic uprising against the junta, with a special event often organised at the Democritus Cultural Centre. This year because of the pandemic such an event will not take place.

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GREEK COMMUNITY SEEKS URGENT INTERVENTION IN LATROBE UNIVERSITY’S THREAT TO GREEK STUDIES

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On 11 November the GCM became aware of the news regarding La Trobe University’s plans to wind up the Greek Studies program. The GCM immediately wrote to the Vice Chancellor expressing its concerns and seeking an immediate meeting.

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Open Online Seminar: Art and Crisis on the Streets of Athens

altDr. Johnny Karanicolas from the Adelaide University, will present an online lecture on Thursday 26 November, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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PROGRAM FOR 2021 SEMINAR SERIES ANNOUNCED BY GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE: Major focus on 1821 War of Independence

seminars2020 webcover 4The program for the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Greek History and Culture Seminar Series for 2021 has just been released. As 2021 coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, it’s probably the most ambitious series attempted so far. More than half the program has been dedicated to 1821 themes. Delivering 30 seminars, and this may even grow, and a crash course aimed at students is a massive undertaking.

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Open Online Seminar: Australia, Greece and the European Union - An economic overview

david-robertson-810x539David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research, of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank will present an online lecture on Thursday 19 November, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.
The lecture is presented by Delphi Bank and the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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GREEK CIVIL WAR REFUGEES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

kateina krlov at humboldt bridge builder 2018 2000Kateřina Králová, Associate Professor of Modern History and Head of the Department of Russian and Eastern European Studies at Charles University, Prague, will give an online lecture entitled "Greek Civil War Refugees in Czechoslovakia”, on Thursday 12 November, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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TIMΩΝΤΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΕΠΕΤΕΙΟ ΤΗΣ 28ης ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ

altΟ Οκτώβρης έκλεισε με τον εορτασμό της σημαντικής εθνικής μας επετείου της 28ης Οκτωβρίου 1940. Με την τάξη της Α΄ Γυμνασίου στο σχολείο του Bentleighτης Ελληνικής Κοινότητας της Μελβούρνης επιλέξαμε να γιορτάσουμε φέτος την επέτειο αυτή με έναν διαφορετικό τρόπο. Είχαμε τη χαρά να καλωσορίσουμε στο διαδικτυακό μας μάθημα τη συγγραφέα Αγγελική Δαρλάση και να κάνουμε μαζί της μια εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρουσα συζήτηση για τα γεγονότα της εποχής εκείνης.

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The Naval Battle of Salamis: An Instructive Example of Coalition Naval Warfare

dr zisis fotakisDr Zisis Fotakis will present an online lecture entitled "The Naval Battle of Salamis: An Instructive Example of Coalition Naval Warfare”, on Thursday 5 November, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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GCM PRESIDENT ATTENDS MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON AND MINISTERS TUDGE AND WOOD

altThe President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), Bill Papastergiadis, was invited by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to participate in a meeting with the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Jason Wood, and various community leaders, on Friday 23 October.

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Η θεατρική έκφραση μέσα από μια εικονική πραγματικότητα

20201004 213520Η τελευταία δράση προς το κοινό του Δημιουργικού Κέντρου Δράματος και Τεχνών (Creative Drama & Arts) της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης, έγινε τον Φεβρουάριο, με την εξαιρετική παράσταση «Λίγη Αλήθεια» σε σκηνοθεσία της Ελένης Μπουκουβάλα. Πιστεύοντας ότι η χρονιά ξεκινoύσε δυναμικά… μας “κλείνει” την αυλαία... ο Mr Covid-19.

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FREE ONLINE LECTURE: The day after the Golden Dawn Trial: Legal and political repercussions of a historical verdict

edits-5Professor Dimitris Christopoulos at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University, will give a special online lecture entitled "The day after the Golden Dawn Trial: Legal and political repercussions of a historical verdict”, on Wednesday 21 October, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Lord Mayor Sally Capp pledges marketing boost for Lonsdale St Greek Precinct

sally capp bill papastergiadisMelbourne’s Historic Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct will benefit to the tune of $100,000 over two years should Sally Capp be re-elected as Lord Mayor in the upcoming council elections. The incumbent Lord Mayor pledged the support to the Greek and the other eight Melbourne City Precincts in a $900,000 program that will boost their marketing programs over the next two years.

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GCM President discusses the Budget with Minister Alan Tudge

pos 7036The President Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Bill Papastergiadis was invited by Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge with a number of other community leaders for a briefing on the budget and its effect on immigration and multicultural communities.

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GCM Schools remain strong during the pandemic

 thumbnail zoom 24 sep 2009 gcomCOVID 19 has not deterred the education sector of the Greek Community of Melbourne continuing its work on a range of issues.

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Open Online Seminar: Memory Mapping and the Historic Greek Communities of Istanbul

gonulFellow at Newcastle University, UK, Dr. Gönül Bozoglu, will present an interesting online lecture entitled Memory Mapping and the Historic Greek Communities of Istanbul, on Thursday 22 October, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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A GCM student publishes a bilingual children's book

altThe book ‘A Holiday in Greece’ by GCM student, Androula Matthews, is a bilingual children’s book (in English and Greek) and can be enjoyed by anyone of any age.

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The GCM acknowledges Jenny Mikakos' contribution

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne proudly acknowledges Jenny Mikakos’ contribution to public service and her tireless pursuit of social justice in the great state of Victoria.

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Australian Government's response to Turkish provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean

In his response to Bill Papastergiadis’ letter (dated 21 August) to the Prime Minister encouraging the Australian Government to engage in the concerning developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Government on behalf of the PrimeMinister replied as follows:

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