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Wild colonial Greeks / Peter Prineas.

Wild colonial Greeks / Peter Prineas.
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ISBN 9781922454133
Author Prineas, Peter (author)
Title Wild colonial Greeks / Peter Prineas.
Publisher &/or associated date/s North Melbourne, Vic. : Arcadia, the general books imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing Ltd., 2020.
Description vii, 322 pages, 4 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Wild Colonial Greeks is an engaging account of the Greeks who landed on Australian shores in colonial times. It shows how Greeks were viewed by the mainstream press and chronicles their fortunes in a foreign land. The book brings to life men like the goldfields doctor Spiridion Candiottis, who clashed resoundingly with newspapermen in Victoria and Queensland, and the hotelier Andreas Lagogiannis, who fought in vain against the forces of authority and temperance in 19th century Melbourne. This book also tells the little-known stories of Greeks whose lives were ended by Aboriginal spears and nullah nullahs on the frontiers of settlement, of the diaspora Greek transported to Van Diemen's Land for robbing the British Museum, and of the young Ionian who served for two eventful years with the Native Mounted Police of Queensland. This intriguing contribution to Australian history pushes back the date of Greek settlement by a number of years.
Subjects Greeks -- Australia -- History
Greeks -- Australia -- Biography
Call number 2021.294
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A00949500 2021.294
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