…To wish Senator Dorothy Tangney a Happy Xmas, a Greek woman wrote a poem in her honor,”You impressed me as the first Australian intellectual female I met,” she wrote. “Others I met before have been the housewifely type, the business woman and the man-hunter.” … Article published in the Sunday Times on Sun 24 Dec 1944, page 12, titled: WROTE XMAS POEM TO SEN. TANGNEY. Photo: Work by Vihls of Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE first female member of the Australian Senate. The mural is etched into the side of Norfolk Hotel on Norfolk Street in Fremantle.
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My name is Rosa. I am fat, and the mother of many children, though now I do not have a husband. Do you like my new gold teeth? I think they are beautiful, and I smile often because of them. But I smile, anyway, because I am always happy. By Rosa Sterio, Queen of the Gipsies, in an interview with ZELDA REED. The article was published in The Daily Telegraph on Thu 3 Mar 1938, page 18, Gipsies Have No Friends.
On 23 January 2008 a historic meeting of Greek Associations took place hosted by the Hellenic Club in Sydney to discuss serious matters of mutual concern; in particular their future viability and the pressing need to change so as to be relevant to the younger generations of Greek-Australians. The article was published in O Kosmos Newspaper, on Friday, January 25, 2008. There was also a reference in regards to this meeting by George Tserdanis, the same day, on page 5.
Scratch a Greek and you will find a good Australian. That is the proud boast of Victoria’s 10,000 Greek-born Greeks and their thousand’s of Australian children. The article was published in the Smith’s Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1919 – 1950), on Sat 3 Dec 1949, Page 6.
When we organised the first performance of The Boite in January 1978, one of our aims was to provide an avenue for the number of musicians we had encountered where they could perform to an audience of varied backgrounds and ages. We were convinced that these musicians from migrant backgrounds would not only change the image of the performing arts in Australia, but also be instrumental in changing the history of migrants… The article was published in the Tharunka (Kensington, NSW : 1953 – 2010) on Mon 7 May 1979, Page 15.
FOR A long time Greek food had an appalling reputation, largely justified, in Australia, one that grew mainly out of historical association of the traditional Greek cafe with Australian country towns. The article was published in The bulletin Vol. 92 No. 4720 (5 Sep 1970)
Text of a speech by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, at a parliamentary luncheon in honour of President Karamanlis of Greece, in Canberra on 10 March: On behalf of the people of Australia, its Parliament and Government, I extend a very warm welcome to you, the first Head of State of Greece to visit Australia. .. Australian foreign affairs record. Vol. 53 No. 3 (March 1982) / AIS photograph
…“My father was born in Greece and didn’t get to finish school because of the war, so he didn’t learn English, but he speaks a little now. Sometimes at dinner he says, ‘Speak in Greek, I don’t understand you’. Sophia was born here. Her parents send her to the afternoon school, “so I can learn how to write in Greek and write to my uncles in Greece and speak better Greek.” Something she said summed up what could later become an agonising tussle for these children: “When I was smaller I liked Greece a lot, but now if someone asked me I just couldn’t choose.”… Article published in The bulletin Vol. 093 No. 4776 (9 Oct 1971)
This is the third in our series on five major ethnic groups in Australia. Like the United States, Australia has become a melting pot for many cultures, since the post-war migration boom. The Greeks – clannish, hospitable and hard-working – have increased their numbers in this country from 10,000 to 800,000 in the last 50 years. The article was published in The Australian Women’s Weekly on Wed 16 Aug 1978, Page 35 with the title: I’M AN AUSTRALIAN FROM GREEC