Category: COMMUNITY

DID GEORGE KOTSIAKOS HAVE AN ANCIENT SPARTAN HERITAGE

Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 October 2017 Today, Maurice and I went for a long drive into the Taygetos Mountains seeking the relatives if any of a chap called George Kotsiakos. George was the Grandfather to Thelma Barwick, wife of Maurice Barwick. It was uncanny and not programmed that on this day Sunday 15 October being the…

THE PELLANA PANAGIRI FESTIVAL 2017

Peter Adamis Abalinx 23 September 2017 In days of old prior to the Hellenic Diaspora to the USA Canada and Australia in the early nineteen fifties and post WW2 and the Greek Civil war, the Pellaniotes would gather at the village of Pellana in their thousands.  In those days it was not a festival but…

THE VILLAGE PELLANA

Abalinx 6 August 2017. Peter Adamis It is 4.42 am here in the village of Pellana on the 6 august 2017. I kicked myself for not ringing my old mate Eddie Black for his 62 Birthday after making all the necessary preparations to do so. Download a copy by clicking on: THE VILLAGE PELLANA (Eddie and…

JUST AN AUSSIE BLOKE – JAAB

Abalinx 31 July 2017 Finally after many years I have come to the conclusion that if I apply Maslow’s theory of hierarchy needs, man must live according to his environment once those basic needs have been satisfied. However to progress even further and to develop himself man must review or to societal needs if he…

Final tribute to a great man. Vasilios Adamis 1928 – 2017

Abalinx Peter Adamis 28 April 2017 A video depicting a man journey through life was put together by my nephew Nick Smyrnios. Although it was not possible to put everyone in the video, it is still a great display of the many friends Dad had met in life. The video unfortunately is too large and…

A boy named Sue – Duty of Care or Elder abuse

Peter Adamis Abalinx 8 March 2017 How often do we hear of people taking advantage of those close to them for financial reasons?  How often do we hear of emotional abuse and neglect of elders because of past ill feelings being held against those who were once responsible for their upbringing? I am sure that…

The old the bold and those still serving

Peter Adamis Abalinx 23 February 2017 The old, the bold and the grey are merely words to describe the plight of many veterans who are suffering silently at home, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation, streets, old age facilities and some in mental complexes designed to support those who have suffered as a result of their service.…

Under the shade of the olive trees

Peter Adamis Abalinx 9 February 2017 Under the shade of the olive trees is a somewhat misleading title when I originally wrote the article based on the word JAB.  JAB may appear a funny title for an article but for me I am hoping that it will be the embryo of a book. A book…

A Pyramid of beer glasses

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 February 2017 Everybody likes a beer and I am no different. Mind you although I would drink when I was younger, life somehow was able to demonstrate to me that too much cannot always be a good thing no matter how seductive it may have been. Some years ago when I…

What happened to the New Australians

 Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 January 2017 As we approach 2017 Australia Day I wonder what ever happened to the New Australians of the Fifties and Sixties.   Why did we lose that tag, when did it happen and why was it necessary to change the label as such? If the Kangaroo and the Emu can be…