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2602:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 10.12.2004

Countries in the world with the largest Greek Diaspora population, in descending order

THE GREEK DIASPORA
(page 356)

. . . According to Richard Clogg in The Greek Diaspora in the Twentieth Century, the countries with the largest Greek Diaspora population, in descending order, are:

United States of America,
Australia,
the republics of the former Soviet Union,
Canada,
South Africa,
Germany,
Argentina, and,
Brazil.

From, A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in ...

2598:History > General History

submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 07.11.2004

Undesirable Aliens

The NSW State election of 1925 had the ‘riff raff of Southern Europe’ ducking for cover, and demonstrated how hard economic times let the racism genie out of the bottle. Here’s how it panned out at Murwillumbah.

The period post WW1 had been a heady time in the Tweed Shire where the banana industry had led to a spectacular growth rate; between the censuses of 1911 and 21 the population grew 68% (7308 to 12,279), the highest in the Richmond-Tweed region, while Murbah Municipality ...

2597:History > General History

submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 13.08.2004

The Great Barrow Wars

In the early 1920s the economic base of the Richmond-Tweed region started to look pretty shaky. Post WW1 soldier settlement blocks had been created everywhere, substantially increasing the number of dairy farmers and fruit growers struggling to share the available pie. The banana industry collapsed in 1922 and the dairy industry started heading in the same direction. By early 1923 farmers and farm hands were starting to wander the countryside trying to earn a quid, with many of them having a go as ...

2561:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 12.05.2004

Hugh Gilchrist - the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century - an hagiography - 5 - Motivation for undertaking the Greeks and Australians project

From,

ANTIPODES

No 43-44, pp.51-60

Melbourne 1998


An interview with Mr Hugh Gilchrist, the author of the History volumes Australians and Greeks

Thank you to Ellen Blunden, the University of Technology, Sydney, and Halstead Press, for re-typing the manuscript.

Thank you to Christos Nicholas Fifis of
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, for permission to reprint the article.
[Biography, ...

2551:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 18.01.2006

Hugh Gilchrist - the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century - an hagiography - 4 - AWARDS

AWARDS

May 1998:

The Archdiocese of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia awarded Hugh Gilchrist the Gold Cross of St Andrew.

June 2003:

The Australian Hellenic Council conferred the prestigious Niki Award on Hugh Gilchrist, in recognition of his significant contribution to Greek Australian relations.

26th January, 2005:

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Medal (OAM) in the General Division. ...

2550:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 02.02.2006

Hugh Gilchrist - the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century - an hagiography - 3 - CRANBROOK SCHOOL - His alma mater

Hugh Ghilchrist and his Australian school - Cranbrook School, Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

As Hugh confesses in an interview conducted with him by Christos Fifis, published in Antipodes, No 43-44, pp.51-60
Melbourne 1998; and reproduced at kythera-island.net in General History category under the title - Hugh Gilchrist - the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century - an hagiography - Motivation for undertaking the Greeks and Australians ...

2549:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 11.05.2004

Hugh Gilchrist - the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century - an hagiography - 2 - REVIEW OF WORKS

REVIEWS

Australians and Greeks Volumes I and II
By Hugh Gilchrist

Selections from reviews

“Hugh Gilchrist has virtually set the benchmark for study of major ethnic communities in Australian society and culture”

Centre for Australian Cultural Studies

“He has done a great service to Australian historiography"

John Bryant , The Canberra Times
May 23 1998

“When Volume I of Australians ...

2535:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 19.05.2004

Poulos [Tzortzopoulos] Family - Katoomba. Kytherians shaping a town.

The Poulos [Tzortzopoulos] Family

People who have helped shape and develop Katoomba

The fact that Theo Poulos Real Estate is celebrating forty three years in business, only tells half the story about the influence the Poulos family has had on shaping Katoomba.

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Theo Poulos Real Estate on that prominent corner in Katoomba.

1: John and George Poulos

The name Poulos was ...

2523:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 24.10.2006

Hugh Gilchrist - the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century - an hagiography - 1 - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

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Hugh Gilchrist. Ambassador to Greece. Presenting his credentials.

hagio-graphy,
from Grk. - hagios (saint) - graphy - writing.

BIOGRAPHY

Hugh Gilchrist was born in Sydney on 8 August 1916. He was educated at Edgecliffe Preparatory School, Sicup Place School Kent, and Cranbrook School. He received his tertiary education at Sydney University.

World War II saw him ...

2425:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 18.06.2004

Antikythera mechanism 4 - Gear ratios and continued fractions

Gear ratios and continued fractions

It is interesting to speculate how the first century B.C. designers of the Antikythera Mechanism were able to discover the excellent rational approximation 254/19 = 13.36842105 to the astronomical ratio 13.368267.. . The error is 0.00015, which corresponds to one part in 86,000.

The most economical explanation is that in keeping records, early astronomers were struck by the almost exact duplication of the pattern of equinoxes and ...

2420:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 05.05.2004

Antikythera mechanism 3 - Sun-Moon Assembly

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Images by Bill Casselman.

These two images give a schematic version of De Solla Price's general gear plan; on the bottom the color picks out the sub-assembly connecting the sun's motion to that of the moon.

The sun marker and the moon marker were driven by the two central gears (the moon axis threaded through the sun's), exactly like ...

2184:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 28.04.2004

Paliohora -THE AUSTRALIAN PALIOCHORA-KYTHERA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY - The Team

THE TEAM

The project has assembled a team with a very broad range of skills, as well as specialists in the archaeology of the region and archaeologists with close community ties to the area.

Dr Ian Johnson has been involved in the computerisation of archaeological data for many years and, specifically, the development of computerised methods of survey data recording through his own fieldwork and participation in the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project. As Director of the Sydney ...

2183:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 28.04.2004

Paliohora -THE AUSTRALIAN PALIOCHORA-KYTHERA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY - The Relevance of Paliohora

THE RELEVANCE OF PALIOCHORA

Paliochora is of great relevance on many levels. Some aspects of its significance are outlined below

Research Significance

At the local level, the project will produce information that will help to elucidate one of the most perplexing problems in the history of Kythera: why the area of Paliochora was not settled until ca. 1000 AD, and why it was abandoned some time after the sack, and why it remained abandoned thereafter.

2174:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 28.04.2004

Paliohora -THE AUSTRALIAN PALIOCHORA-KYTHERA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY - Questions, or the Mission Statement

QUESTIONS

A thoughtful visitor meandering through the lanes of Paliochora stopping at one of the twenty-two churches identified within the town walls may ask: "Why does there appear to be more churches than houses in this town?" Standing on the edge of the precipice over looking Kako Lagadi, gazing over a landscape of twisted gullies, cliffs and derelict stone terraces the question asked is: "Who chose to build a town in a comer of the island, hidden from the sea, and why?".

2165:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 03.10.2005

Kythera as a University Course - Ohio State University, USA, 2002.

Visit the APKAS website at:

http://kythera.osu.edu.


HISTORY 808.01

Seminar in Ancient History

The Island of Kythera through the Ages


The Ohio State University Autumn Quarter 2002



Instructor: Professor Timothy E. Gregory
, 365 Dulles Hall, telephone 292-1949 (office), 292-2674 (to leave a message), 291-4015 ...

2148:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 05.05.2004

Institute of Kytheraismos - A Kytherian Australian perspective

The following short article appeared in the Kytheraiki Ithea, July 2003, p. 12, and was written by prominent Kytherian-Australian solicitor, intellectual, Kytherian cultural advocate, past-President and current Committee man, of the Kytherian Association of Australia, George Vardas.

The Institute of Kytheraismos

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"Kythera is at the southernmost tip of the Peleponnese, south-west of cape Malea. And yet belongs administratively ...

2143:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 05.05.2004

Parthenon Marbles - The Conclusion ..... almost

Parthenon Marbles - The Conclusion ..... almost.

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Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum

In the end Lord Elgin died bitter and in debt. The marbles survived not only their removal, the sea journey (including those at the bottom of the harbor in Kythera), and their imprisonment in the shed in Elgin's yard, but also some clumsy attempts at improving their appearance by scraping off two thousand years ...

2142:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 27.04.2004

Parthenon Marbles - The Conclusion ..... almost

Parthenon Marbles - The Conclusion ..... almost.

In the end Lord Elgin died bitter and in debt. The marbles survived not only their removal, the sea journey (including those at the bottom of the harbor in Kythera), and their imprisonment in the shed in Elgin's yard, but also some clumsy attempts at improving their appearance by scraping off two thousand years of history. They are still in the British Museum and have been seen by millions of people from hundreds of countries. The British ...

2141:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 05.05.2004

Parthenon Marbles Come To England - Matt Barretts perspective

Parthenon Marbles Come To England

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When the French and Turks became friends again it became important to get the marbles out of the country as quickly as possible. Louis Francois Sebastien Fauvel had been released from prison and was on his way back to Athens and would surely be unhappy when he saw what the British had done to the Parthenon and the looting of all the city's treasures, he being a collector and one of the ...

2140:History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 27.04.2004

Parthenon Marbles Come To England - Matt Barretts perspective

Parthenon Marbles Come To England

When the French and Turks became friends again it became important to get the marbles out of the country as quickly as possible. Louis Francois Sebastien Fauvel had been released from prison and was on his way back to Athens and would surely be unhappy when he saw what the British had done to the Parthenon and the looting of all the city's treasures, he being a collector and one of the few people who understood their value, not to mention the fact ...