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My Greek Identity

by Hariklia , on 30 September, 2012

What being Greek is all about. In the mid 1960s when I started school in the inner city, my parents encouraged me to make friends with the Greek kids; and as I got older I was told I had to marry someone Greek. Looking back I understand their concerns about the wider community. Things were different then, Melbourne was not the multicultural n...

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Protecting your Family from...

By OPA Editor, on 29 November, 2011

Protecting your family from an inheritance nightmare By AMP Financial Planner Pette Liacopoulos Estate planning is a topic that many people would rather not talk about too often, but it’s an important part of the entire financial planning process for anyone with responsibilities, whether they are family or business responsibilitie...

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The Benefactor Series The K...

by Steve , on 01 November, 2011

The Benefactor Series The Kaias Family OPA! Magazine pays homage to the individuals, families and organisations that have been instrumental in their support of the community, becoming an inspiration for future generations From small things big things grow.Bright-eyed sixteen-year-old Greg Kaias arrived in Melbourne in the early 19...

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Why did the Pontian dig two...

by Hariklia , on 29 September, 2011

Lately I have been thinking about ties to place and have an urge to visit the birthplace of my ancestors: Trabazon on the Black Sea. Why did the Pontian dig two holes? Because the first one wasn't deep enough. The English make Irish jokes, Swedes make Norwegian jokes, and Greeks? They make fun of Pontians. I am Pontian on both sid...

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A Modern Day Job

by Dean , on 25 September, 2011

ΓΙΑΓΙΑ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩ – A Modern Day Job By DEAN KALIMNIOU "For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease."The Book of Job?? Some lives are like the mystery religions of old...

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Fathers Day Stifatho

by Hariklia , on 07 September, 2011

Don't ask me why I decided to make stifatho for lunch on Fathers Day. I don’t actually cook a lot of Greek food at home. Having grown up on Fakes, Fasoulatha and Bumyes, I’ve sort of had my fill. But stifatho was a dish I liked that Mum didn’t make very often. I asked myself why I was making it as the tears flowed, with ...

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