The Greeks in Australia

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 29, 2005 - Social Science
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The Greeks have made an enormous contribution to Australian cultural and social life, and this book vividly tells their story. Beginning with an examination of the conditions in Europe that led to migration, it 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 centres modernised them by injecting new ideas into the economic, social and political life of their new environment. The role of Greek settlers has been vital in building the nation we have today.
 

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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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