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The Death of Holden

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Journalist and writer Royce Kourmelovs will present an interesting lecture about the Australian car industry, on Thursday 25 May, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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GCM participated in a Panhellenic educational ocnference

altThe Greek Language and Culture Schools participated at the Panhellenic Conference entitled «Curriculums for a creative school» which took place at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (Athens College – Psychico College), on Saturday, 6 May 2017.

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A teleconference between GCM and Greek Ministry for Education

altA teleconference with the Greek Deputy Minister of Education Mr. Kostas Zouraris was recently organised by the education officer of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) and the Education Consul of Greece in Melbourne.

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The Letters of Chion and Themistocles

altA lecture entitled “The Letters of Chion and Themistocles” will be presented this Thursday 11 May 2017 by John Penwill from LaTrobe University, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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A lucky winner receives the keys of a new car

altThe winner of the GCM raffle ticket draw who won the $ 15,500 new car is Mrs. Viky Vardatsikos.

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GCM Board members met with NUGAS

altGCM Board members met with representatives of the National Union of Greek-Australian Students at the Greek Centre, on 1 May.

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GCM student receives Premier’s VCE Award

altThe “Premier's VCE Award” for her outstanding performance at last year’s Greek VCE exams was awarded to Theofano Tsentikopoulos, a student of the School of Language and Culture of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

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Rebetika Night

altThe Associations of Parents and Guardians of the Malvern and CBD campuses of the Greek Language and Culture School of the Greek Community of Melbourne ae organising a “Rebetika Night” with live music presented by the "Rebetiki Kompania", on Saturday 13 May.

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Enterprise and Diversity: Greek-Australian Occupational Pursuits, 1810s to Present

altDocumentary photographer, Effy Alexakis, and historian, Leonard Janiszewski will present a lecture entitled “Enterprise and Diversity: Greek-Australian Occupational Pursuits, 1810s to Present”, on Thursday 27 April, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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The Legacy of the Greek Language

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne in collaboration with the Greek Studies Program of La Trobe University, the Greek-Australian Cultural League and the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia are presenting the book “The Legacy of the Greek Language”, which was compiled and edited by Professor George Kanarakis OAM, from Charles Sturt University, on Sunday 30 April at the Greek Centre, Melbourne.

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Our students visited Fronditha

altAs part of the Greek Community Easter activities a group of students from our Greek Language & Cultural Schools visited Fronditha’s Age care residential facilities in Clayton last Tuesday.

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The Missing Australian Soldiers from the Battle of Vevi

altFormer NT Minister Peter Toyne and Historian Tom Tsamouras will present a lecture entitled ‘The Missing Australian Soldiers from the Battle of Vevi’, on Thursday 20 April, at 7:00pm, at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Melbourne-Athens: A journey of friendship

The Principal of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language and Culture Schools, Mr Manos Tzimpragos, visited the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) a few months ago. During this visit, Mr. Manos Tzimpragos was offered a tour in HAEF’s premises by the Coordinator of the Psychico College Schools and Director of Psychico College (High School), Mr. Apostolos Athanasopoulos, and discussed the role of the Greek Community of Melbourne and our schools.

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A lecture about United States Relations with Greece and Cyprus

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne, the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne & Victoria and the Australian Hellenic Council are proud to present a lecture entitled “United States Relations with Greece & Cyprus – The Role of the American Hellenic Institute” by Mr Nicholas Larigakis, President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), at the Greek Centre, on Monday 3 April 2017 at 7pm.

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The GCM objects the proposed changes in the Racial Discrimination Act

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) objects to the proposed changes by the Federal Government to Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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GCM drama students perform “The Little Prince’

altEverybody was impressed and excited with a spectacular and deeply moving theatre performance from the kids: Black Theatre technique, immersive use of the Greek Language and the Mezzanine of the Greek Centre was so packed with an eager audience there standing-room only.

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A lecture about the Antikythera Mechanism

altProfessor Xenophon Moussas will present a lecture about the Antikythera Mechanism, on Monday 20 March 2017, 6.30pm, at the Greek centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Professor Krueger will launch the 2017 GCM Seminars

altProfessor Derek Krueger of the University of North Carolina will launch the 2017 Greek History & Culture Seminar Series, offered for the seventh consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne. The lectures are presented by distinguished academics from Australia and overseas.

The topic of Professor Krueger’s lecture is “Beyond Eden: Adam, Eve, and the Human Condition in Byzantine Hymns”.

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Pronia congratulates GCM for the plans for Bulleen

altLeading Greek organisation, Pronia, has congratulated the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) on the Bulleen proposal, an initiative that will provide the Greek community with new opportunities for greater engagement.

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GCM students perform the "Odyssey"

altThe end of the year performance of the Greek Community’s Advanced Greek School Campus took place on Saturday 10 December, at the Union Hall of the University of Melbourne.

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Impressive performances by our Creative Drama and Arts Centre’s students

altStudents of the Creative Drama and Arts Centre (CDAD) of the Greek Community of Melbourne successfully presented two plays on Sunday 4 December, at the Greek Centre.

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A luncheon in support of Evangelismos

altA luncheon in support of the reinstatement of the church of the Greek Community of Melbourne “The Annunciation of Our Lady” has been organised by the ladies’ Auxiliary committee of the church for Saturday 17 December.

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Lecture: Styles of Mathematical reasoning in Ancient Greece

altA lecture entitled “Styles of Mathematical reasoning in Ancient Greece” will be presented by Dr Ioannis Vandoulakis, a Senior Lecturer in the history and philosophy of science at the Hellenic Open University and the Open University of Cyprus, at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 8 December 2016. This is a joint event by the Greek Community of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies.

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The history of Greek publishing during the Ottoman Era

altThe Pan-Epirotic Federation of Australia, the Greek-Australian Cultural League and the Greek Community of Melbourne will present a lecture entitled "The history of Greek publishing during the Ottoman Era" by Dean Kalymniou, on Sunday 27 November, at the Greek Centre.

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GCM's students follow the Homeric tradition

altOn Sunday the 20th of November 2016 Students from the Greek Community of Melbourne's schools (Greek Centre campus), participated in the closing ceremony of the three day Homeric Festival inaugurated this year by the "Humanities of the 21st century".

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LECTURE: To Hell and Back

altA lecture entitled "Prisoners, escapers and their helpers in Thessaloniki’s WW2 POW Camp" will be presented by author and historian Jim Claven, this Sunday 13 November, at the Greek Centre. The lecture is organised by the Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower" in collaboration with the Greek Comminuty of Melbourne.

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Tsahouridis Brothers Australian Tour 2016

altThe internationally-acclaimed Tsahouridis Brothers – who have brought the traditional sounds of the Pontic Lyra to the world stage - will take audiences on a unique musical journey when they tour Australia this month.

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Athletic Events 2016 of the GCM Schools

altTo honor the Olympic year 2016, the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language and Culture Schools organized a series of athletic events. Our students had the opportunity to compete in sports and various playful activities.

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Students of the Greek Community of Melbourne schools celebrated the OXI Day

altStudents of the Malvern School of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Greek School for students who have Greek as their first language celebrated the Greek National Day on Tuesday 25 October.

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It's a wrap! Papakaliatis' 'What If' brings Festival to a close

altThe Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival, an event proudly presented by the Greek Community of Melbourne, officially closed on Sunday 23 October with Christopher Papakaliatis’ debut film and box office hit WHAT IF. Papakaliatis enjoyed huge success at this year’s Festival, with his moving Opening Night feature WORLDS APART playing to over 1400 patrons on Opening Night alone.

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Greek Film Festival opens with two full houses

altThe Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival had its opening night last night – filling both the Astor Theatre and Palace Cinema Como. This was the first time the event has run across two cinema locations simultaneously and entertained at total of 1200 people, celebrating Greek cinema and culture.

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Greek minister visited the Greek Centre

altThe Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Network of Greece, Ms Marina Hrysoveloni, visited the Greek Centre, on Wendesday 12 October, together with the Greek Ambassador Ms Ekaterini Xagorari and the Consul General of Greece Ms Christina Simantiraki.

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Another successful year for the Seminars of the Greek Community

altMore than 150 people attended the closing lecture of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s History and Culture Seminars Series. The invited speaker, former award-winning ABC and SBS journalist, Helen Vatsikopoulos, did not let the audience down with her energetic delivery, thus bringing a successful end to this year’s series.

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A GCM major teacher training program

altThe major teacher training program which was organised by the Education Department of the Greek Community of Melbourne  in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Greek Studies (Manolis Triantafyllidis Foundation) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was succesfully concluded on Thursday, 29 October.

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The Palimpsest: Layers of History and Memory in Greece

altWith a lecture entitled “The Palimpsest: Layers of History and Memory in Greece” which will be presented by the Walkley Award winning journalist and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney Ms Helen Vatsikopoulos, on Wednesday 5 October 2016, at the Greek Centre, will close another successful year of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Alphington Grammar's students visit sister school in Greece

altOn Thursday 15 September 36 students from Alphington Grammar, the Principal Dr Vivianne Nikou, the Teacher in Charge of the Project Mrs Toula Terezaki and three other teachers visited Voula, Athens as part of their tour of Greece. More specifically they visited local archeological sites and the 1st Junior High School of Voula with which they are sister schools through electronic twinning.

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The creation of modern Greece: Art, Mesologgi and Philhellenism in the 19th century

altSpiridoula Demetriou, a Ph D candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Melbourne will present a lecture on the creation of modern Greece, on Thursday 29 September 2016, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Seven Network apologises for Rio Olympic Games Comments

altIn a letter to the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), the Seven Network has apologised for the comments made by its sports commentators during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, linking the ancient Olympic champion Phillip II with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Major professional development program

altThe Education Department of the Greek Community of Melbourne is pleased to announce a major teacher training program to be held at at the Greek Center, 168 Lonsdale Street, from 19 to 29 September 2016.

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Greece v UK: The Parthenon Marbles case

This year marks 200 years since the British Government controversially purchased the Parthenon Marbles from Lord Elgin and displayed them in the British Museum. The longstanding legal and diplomatic dispute about who owns them - Greece or the UK -continues to this day.

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Rethinking ‘Greek’ Identity after Austerity

altProfessor Nikolas Kompridis will present a lecture on the “Greek” identity after austerity, next Thursday 22 September 2016, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Alexander the Great: Pioneering Multiculturalism

altTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of its foundation, the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies (AIMS), in collaboration with the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) and the Pan-Macedonian Association presents the musical concert “Alexander the Great: Pioneering Multiculturalism”.

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Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival Announces First Program Highlights

altThe Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival (GFF) is pleased to announce its first program highlights. This year the Festival proudly spotlights cult filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, screening his entire body of work to date in a series of double-bills at The Astor.

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Meetings with Ministers regarding teaching Greek at Northcote High School

altA delegation of the Greek Community of Melbourne, parents and representatives of the Italian community had a series of meetings with the Minister for Education Mr James Merlino, Minister for Families and Children and Youth Affairs Ms Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Women Ms Fiona Richardson, on the issue of continuing the teaching of Greek and Italian at the Northcote High School (NHS).

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Student “Rembetiki” Sunday at the Greek Community

altOn Sunday 28 August our VCE students enjoyed a day dedicated to the “Rembetika” songs - “Greek Blues”- a curriculum theme undertaken by all VCE students studying at our Greek Language & Cultural schools.

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Modern trends in Hellenic shipping

altWe often hear that the Greek shipping fleet is the largest in the world. Is it true? What does that mean? How has Greece, with such a small population, only 11m people which translates to 0.15% of the world’s population, managed to control approximately 16% of global cargo tonnage? Has it always been this way? What do Hellenic Shipowners know that has made them so successful?

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Moral, Fiscal, or Political Bankruptcy? Greece and the European Union after Brexit

altProfessor Michael Herzfeld from Harvard University, will present a lecture on Greece and European Union after the Brexit, on Monday 29 August 2016, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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The new Greek ambassador visits the Greek Centre

altThe Ambassador of Greece to Australia Ms Ekaterini Xagorari together with the Consul General of Melbourne, Ms Christina Simantiraki, officially visited the Greek Centre and the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), on Wednesday 24 August and met with Mr Bill Papastergiadis (President), Mr Costas Markos (General Secretary), Mr Jim Bossinakis (Board Member) and Mr Jorge Menidis (Director, Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture).

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First Victory: the defence of Greece, 1940

altAustralian historian and author Dr Peter Ewer (photo) will present a lecture entitled “First Victory: the defence of Greece, 1940” at the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture, on Thursday 1 September 2016, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Goody's Burger House at the Greek Centre

altGoody’s Burger House has landed in Melbourne, at the ground floor of the Greek Centre. From the first day it was flooded with customers who enjoyed trying the delicious Greek burgers and the other meals they serve.

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