Former Victorian Premier and philhellene Jeff Kennett will present the book “Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania” by Professor Anastasios Tamis, on Wednesday, March 25, at Alphington Grammar School.
The event will take place under the auspices of Greek Ambassador to Australia Haris Dafaranos and it is organized by the Greek Community of Melbourne, the Pan-Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, and the Australian Institute for Macedonian Studies. It will be presented by Greek-Australian journalist and television presenter Helen Kapalos.
Greek Community of Melbourne President Vasilis Papastergiadis will speak during the event, along with Pan-Macedonian Association President Dimitris Minas, Alphington Grammar School principal Dr. Vivianne Nikou and Tziolas publishing house representative Emmanuel Tziolas.
Kennett spoke about the Macedonian migration, the settling of 145,000 Macedonians in Australia since 1924 and their contribution to the country’s social and economic advancement. Furthermore, he noted that the 700-page book contains 480 rare photographs, maps and interviews with Macedonian settlers.
The event will take place at 7.30pm at Alphington Grammar School and will be attended by several representatives of Greek Diaspora organizations.