Professor Anastasios Tamis set to launch book on the history of Arcadians in Australia


Professor Anastasios Tamis’ book, The Children of Pan: Arcadians in Australia, will be launched by the Greek Festival of Sydney on Friday, April 8 at the Greek Community Club in Lakemba.

The launch will start at 6.30pm and the book will be presented by the Sir Nicholas Laurantus Chair in Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney, Professor Vrasidas Karalis.

A large number of people are expected to attend the book launch including, but not limited to, the President of the Federation of Arcadian Associations of Australia, Dimitrios Alexopoulos OAM; the President of the Pan-Arcadian Association of NSW, Philippos Koinis; and the President of the Pan-Arcadian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, Ioannis Dimitropoulos.

They will learn all about Professor Tamis’ book which details the immigration and the socio-economic, cultural, and political organisation of over 60,000 Arcadians who settled in Australia from 1953 to 1980.

The book also records the harsh years of the Arcadians exodus from their ancestral lands, the painful initial awareness of a unknown industrial environment and an alien culture, and the sacrifices of those who worked so hard to preserve the values of their homeland.

At the conclusion of the formal proceedings, guests will be able to enjoy a welcoming reception with light dishes and drinks from the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW. During this time, Professor Tamis will conduct a book signing.


  • What: The Children of Pan: Arcadians in Australia book launch.
  • Where: Greek Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba.
  • When: Friday, April 8 at 6.30pm.
  • Price: Free admission.

For reservations and more information you can contact Mrs. Dimitra Lafazanis on (02) 9750 0440 or email

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