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dc.contributor.authorPiperoglou, Andonis
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T06:09:33Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T06:09:33Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationPiperoglou, A., 2015. Vagrant "Gypsies" and respectable Greeks: a defining moment in early Greek-Melbourne, 1897-1900. In: M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.) "Reading, interpreting, experiencing: an inter-cultural journey into Greek letters". Modern Greek Studies Association of New Zealand, 140-151.en
dc.identifier.issn1039-2831
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35501
dc.description.abstractWell known in Australian history are the arrivals of Greeks. Less acknowledged are the attempts of Greeks to define themselves within the contours of the Australian nation and the implications of such endeavours. In 1898, a group of “Greek Gypsies” arrived in South Australia. Coincidentally their arrival coincided with the establishment of the Greek community of Melbourne and the emergent politics of Australian nationbuilding. As a group of semi-nomadic, questionably “Greek” migrants they were treated in contradictory ways. They received charitable assistance from some settlers while others — predominantly immigration restrictionists and the Greek-Melbournians — regarded them as a burden to colonial progress. How and why the Greek community of Melbourne chose to discredit these people was linked to the colonial ideal of respectability, which fostered the social traits of independence and permanent settlement. Positioning themselves within the attainable confines of respectability vindicated the Greeks of Melbourne as valued settlers.en
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dc.publisherModern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Modern Greek Studies;Special Issueen
dc.rights© 2015, Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand All rights reserved. No part of this publication may reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher.en
dc.subjectGreek studiesen
dc.subjectEmigration and immigrationen
dc.titleVagrant "Gypsies" and respectable Greeks: a defining moment in early Greek-Melbourne, 1897-1900en
dc.typeArticleen
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