Wild Colonial Greeks
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 332 pages
Author: P. Prineas
Other: b&w photos, sketches, appendix, bibliog, index
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
'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. It 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.
1. A Colonial View of the Greeks
2. Song and Story
3. George the Greek
5. Nicholas Millar
6. Timoleon Vlasto
7. Eugenios Genatas
8. Andreas Lagogiannis
9. Spiridion Candiottis
10. In Search of the First Greek
Appendix: A note on the photograph 'Native Mounted Police at Rockampton in the 1860s'