Multicultural Australia: Greek Heritage

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Multicultural Australia: Greek Heritage

<p>The first Greek men to arrive in Australia were pirates so their impact on wine making and agriculture might have surprised contemporary Anglo Australians. Greeks have contributed significantly to

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The first Greek men to arrive in Australia were pirates so their impact on wine making and agriculture might have surprised contemporary Anglo Australians. Greeks have contributed significantly to food, sport, education, and business, while maintaining an enviable connection to their heritage through clubs and church-based communities, yet sometimes their very success may have rendered them slightly invisible. History, generally, can default to telling the stories of the rich, white men at the top, but they are not the only people who have built and participated. Meet some strong Australians who have helped make us the people we are today.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • 19th century
  • First Greek men in Australia
  • First Greek woman in Australia
  • Gold Rushes
  • 20th century
  • Pre war immigrants: canefields, restaurants, pearling
  • World War I & II
  • Post war migration
  • 21st century
  • Greek contributions to Australia: food, sport, business
  • Greek communities: churches, media, schools, clubs, festivals
  • Key figures
  • Representations of Greeks in mainstream culture


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the patterns of immigrations for Greek people in Australia.
  2. Identify some key figures and describe their impact on the Greek community and larger society.
  3. Identify places of significance to Greek Australian history.
  4. Assess the challenges and contributions made by the Greek community in Australia within the historical context.
  5. Evaluate representations of Greeks in Australian media.
  6. Value the contributions of Greek Australians to multicultural Australia.
  7. Be inspired to discover more about significant historical figures and groups.
  8. Want to visit Greek heritage sites.