Brisbane’s Greek community leaders attend civic reception to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary


On Wednesday evening, at the invitation of the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner, the leaders of the Greek Community of Brisbane attended a Civic Reception held at Brisbane’s City Hall to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

In the absence of the Lord Mayor, who was attending a Lord Mayors Conference in Adelaide, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Krista Adams, hosted the reception.

Brisbane’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Krista Adams, hosted the reception. Photo supplied.

The Deputy Mayor welcomed everyone and spoke at length on the significance of the milestone anniversary and the integral part the Greek community has played in the fabric of the city of Brisbane.

The Honorary Consul-General of Greece in Queensland, Mr Jim Raptis OBE, responded to the Deputy Mayor’s address and thanked the Deputy Mayor for the hospitality extended to the Greek Community in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence.

Brisbane’s Greek community leaders attend civic reception to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary. Photo supplied.

In his response, Mr Raptis also referred to the important role City Hall has played in significant events throughout history and that the building’s architecture is influenced by the classical Greek style and how this style reflects the time of the height of democracy of Ancient Greece.

Guests at the reception included many Councillors of the Wards of Brisbane, the recently retired Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Honourable Anthe Philippides, representing the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Queensland, Rev. Father Timothy Evangelinidis, Presidents of the various Greek Communities in Brisbane and many Philhellenes.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Two)

In our previous article we referred to the important year 2035, a milestone for the presence and evolution of Hellenism in Australia.

‘Poor Things’ costumes exhibition opens at Benaki Museum in Greece

Costumes from Giorgos Lanthimos' film "Poor Things" are featured in an exhibition inaugurated by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Meet Joanna Kalafatis: New Greek star of hit Netflix series ‘Maestro in Blue’

Joanna Kalafatis is a beautiful Greek woman with voluminous hair. However, as the saying goes, there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

Archaeologists in Crete mystified by 4000-year-old discovery

A recently discovered 4,000-year-old stone building in Crete is puzzling archaeologists and potentially delaying an airport project.

Greece ranks third among Mediterranean cruise destinations

Data from the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) show that Greek ports handled 7,003,150 passengers in 2023, up from 4,629,650 in 2022.

You May Also Like

Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp pledges extra $100,000 to Greek precinct on Lonsdale street

An additional $100,000 will be provided to the Greek precinct on Lonsdale Street over the next two years, according to Melbourne Mayor Capp.

NSW set to ban engineered stone benchtops by end of 2023

Premier Chris Minns said a state ban may be announced for the use of silica-engineered stone by the end of 2023.

Mitsotakis talks with UNESCO chief about damage to Hagia Sophia’s Imperial Gate

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, spoke with UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, about damage to Hagia Sophia's Imperial Gate.