Greek Festival of Sydney

The Embodiment of a Distant Homeland – the History of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, by Juliana Charpantidou

Greek Community Club
206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba
30 Apr  3pm

Book Launch
The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) is the longest-standing representative institution of the Greek diaspora in Australia and a timeless point of reference and rallying point. It has pioneered the establishment of Orthodox churches and Greek language afterhours schools, offered social welfare services, conducted fundraisers for Greek and Australian national causes, organized events promoting Greek culture and national anniversaries, and acquired significant real estate assets. This book covers the historical period from the Community’s founding at end of the 19th century until the early 1970s.

Speakers include Dr Nick Dallas, Professor Vrasidas Karalis and Dr Panayiota Nazou.

Free but bookings essential at


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