The Hellenic presence in Australia is highlighted by their enormous contribution in all aspects of Australian society. Whether in business, media, academia, the arts or politics, they have actively participated in the development and diversity of Australia as we know today.





William Calokerinos was born in Sydney from Australian born Greek parents – all four of William’s grandparents were born in Kythera Greece and immigrated to Australia in the 1920’s. William’s paternal side grandparents (the Calokerinos family) settled in regional NSW (Tamworth) and William’s maternal side grandparents (the Samios family) settled in regional NSW (Barmedman, near Wagga Wagga). 

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Yota Krili-Kevans was born in Kerastari in 1937. After arriving in Australia, in 1959, she worked in factories and at various other jobs while gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma of Education in the University of Sydney. In 1997 Yota Krili was awarded an Australia Council Literature Fund prize of $5,000 for her translation of Women in the Sun (1983) from English to Greek.

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Vassilis Antoniou Lambropoulos was born in Mesolongi in 1942. He graduated from the Naval School of Oinousses, Chios “Diamantis and Kalliopis Patera”. He studied theater, journalism, public relations.

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Koula TEO

Koula Teo is a poet, an author, a drama teacher, director and a playwright. Koula was born in Gastouni, Ilias , Greece, where she spent

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Emmanuel SARRIS

Emmanuel Sarris started his career as a tax accountant in 2000 before entering the world of financial planning and mortgage broking. He has a wealth of experience having worked for various chartered and CPA firms and run his own business since 2009. He also is a registered accountant with every accounting body in Australia. Emmanuel Sarris is also an internet marketing guru, multi-level marketer and author on Amazon with a wealth of knowledge and proven results.

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Constantine (Con) GIOTAKIS

Con Giotakis followed his passion and became a sports journalist… He landed an opportunity to work as a sports broadcaster at the (then) newly established radio station 2EA and to date, he’s had the time of his life…

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Lambis Paschalides

Interview: George Michelakakis,
November 1986

Transcription: Anna Arsenis,
October 2019
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