Month: April 2015

Ode to Australians of Greek heritage

“O stranger to this land of ours we call home, Australia. Remember that we too are Australians. We who are of Hellenic origins, and made Australia home were and are always obedient to its laws. We who reside under the great Southern Cross once crossed this great land and have memories of old. May those…

ANZAC Day – We are not afraid of the (Terrorist) bastards)

Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 25 April 2015 Today, Saturday 25 April 2015 and exactly 100 years after the landing at Gallipoli, Australians as whole can be justifiable be proud of themselves.  In Melbourne, thousands braved the almost wintry morning to pay tribute to a youth of a bygone era.  Standing shoulder to shoulder, children…

Mustapha Kemal Ataturk & the ANZACS

Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 21 April 2015 This has not been written to deter from the atrocities that were committed during WW1 or of the massacre of the Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians, but rather to look at a subject from an unbiased and unemotional point of view. I know full well the atrocities which…

My first Turk

Two flags under one Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 21 April 2015 I have met a few Turks in my life and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised when I met my first Turk. After growing up in Windsor, St Kilda and Prahran suburbs of Melbourne where there few if any Turks in…

What will we as Australians rememeber

Abalinx -Peter Adamis 19 April 2015 Soon we will be engulfed by media reports of the ANZAC spirit and heroic deeds of a bygone past that created a nation and a people. While at the same time, a battle would be raging on social media and other media outlets in attempts to convince and attract…

On ANZAC DAY Are we not all Australians?

Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 18 April 2015 ANZAC Day is soon upon us and many like me will be attending the traditional dawn service somewhere in Australia and in the remote parts of the world where our Defence Force personnel are stationed. This year I will not be making the annual pilgrimage to the…

ANZAC Day – At the going down of the sun 100 years on

Abalinx – Peter Adamis 17 April 2015 The word ANZAC has now become embedded within the Australian psyche and any new arrival to this country who seeks to become an Australian; they are expected to understand what it means. The word ANZAC does not mean glory, of fighting for freedom, nor of dying for a flag.…