The Greeks in Australia

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Cambridge University Press, May 30, 2005 - History - 205 pages
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Beginning with an examination of the conditions in Europe that led to migration, this book details the role of the Greeks in Australian settlement, the two large waves of Greek migration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the ways in which the Greeks have maintained a solid sense of Greek cultural expression. Numbering approximately half a million, the Greek community in Australia comprises the second largest ethnic minority after the Italians. The contribution of Greek settlers to the large industrial cities and other major urban centers is vital to the economic, social and political life of Australia,
 

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Contents

Hellas of Diaspora
1
The Greeks Discover Australia
31
Demographic Characteristics
59
Social and Community Life
67
The Years of Respectability
117
The Culture and Civilisation
133
From Migrants to Citizens
165
Further Reading
197
Index
200
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Professor Anastasios Tamis is Director of the National Centre for Hellenic Studies at La Trobe University, Victoria.

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