Issue 3
Monday, 27 March 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Head of Greek and Hellenic Studies at CDU Associate Professor George Frazis
Head of Greek and Hellenic Studies at CDU Associate Professor George Frazis

Darwin seminar marks Greek Independence Day

By Katie Weiss

Territorians have celebrated Greek Independence Day during a public seminar at Casuarina campus.

Head of Greek and Hellenic Studies Associate Professor George Frazis said the seminar included a history lesson on the Greek War of Independence, along with poetry and revolutionary speech readings.

“Darwin’s first Greeks were likely to have lived through the Greek War of Independence, having migrated decades later in 1869,” he said.

“Since their arrival, the Greek community has continued to build and shape Darwin into the unique place that it is today.”