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SPYROS P SKOURAS

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 Spyros Skouras introduced Marilyn Monroe to King Paul andQueen Frederiki of Greece when they visited Fox Studios on November 14, 1953. A relatively unknown story to this generation of Americans will be highlighted by a series of projects of the Greek America Foundation that will launch in September of 2012 covering the life and career…

Maria Hill

Maria Hill

Maria was born in Athens and came to Australia at a young age with her mother. They were reunited with her father, an industrial chemist, who had migrated to Sydney a few years earlier. Maria grew up in Newtown when it was predominately Greek and has fond memories of the area. She spent a gap…

AUSSIE BORN BISHOP

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Diatribe: DEAN KALIMNIOU  Saturday, January 22, 2011.  Late last year, just before the Victorian State Election, I attended an evening at Parliament House, organized by the Australian Christian Lobby, whose aim was to ascertain the position of the two major parties on various issues of concern to diverse Christian denominations in Melbourne. One after the…

Thelma Barwick 2011 – A tribute to a fine lady

Maurice and Thelma

Maurice and Thelma enjoying the overseas trip together The time is now 1.38 am on the 28 March 2011 and it is two years to the day since Thelma passed away in Ballarat.  Yesterday, Auntie Thelma”s husband, Maurice paid a surprise and expected visit to the Adamis family and wished me a Happy Birthday. It…

Six Australians of Hellenic origins receive Australia Day awards

Kon Karapanagiotidis was honoured in the Australia Day awards for his services to supporting refugees. Beos Kosmos  27 Jan 2011  Ross Karavis     Six Greeks were amongst the 450 Australians who were honoured in the Australia Day award.    Amongst their ranks there are a university academic, a dentist, a neurologist, a priest a human rights activist,…

Election of new Assistant Bishop for Australia

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 By Prohet Elias Norwood New Bishop is elected by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has unanimously elected Archimandrite Iakovos Tsigounis with the title of Militoupolis (Militoupoleos), as an Assistant Bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. His Grace Bishop-elect Iakovos of Militoupolis, (Militoupoleos)…

Petro Georgiou

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Member of the Australian Parliament for Kooyong In office 19 November 1994 – 19 July 2010 Preceded by Andrew Peacock Succeeded by Josh Frydenberg Born 30 November 1947 (1947-11-30) (age 63)    Corfu, Greece Nationality Australian Political party Liberal Party of Australia Alma mater University of Melbourne Occupation Tutor, political advisor Petro Georgiou (born 30 November 1947), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of…

Proud to be Aussie of Hellenic origins

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Neos Kosmos 22 Dec 2009 Phillip Palatsoglou Canberra, ACT I write to you in response to the letter by Arthur Demas. (See article below)   Mate, you are a champion. It so nice to see one of the younger generation grabbing the Australian identity and claiming it as their own.  We of Greek backgrounds are…

Helen Patsikatheodorou elected Mayoress for City of Hume

Helen Mayoress City of Hume 2 Dec 2010

Approximately 300 people attended the meeting of the City of Hume Council on Wednesday 2 December 2010. The community witnessed Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou  elected as Mayoress for the City of Hume for the next 12 months. Guests had arrived early and were able to obtain a seat that was provided while those who arrived after…