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Marrickville precinct set to be officially named ‘Little Greece’ at upcoming event

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Sydney’s Inner West Council are inviting the local Greek and wider community to attend free community celebrations on Saturday, June 18 to mark the official launch of ‘Little Greece,’ Marrickville.

The precinct of ‘Little Greece’ will be established on Marrickville Road between Livingstone Road and Victoria Road. The Council has submitted this name to the Geographic Names Board for approval.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne told The Greek Herald this formal renaming is about honouring “the history, heritage and ongoing contribution of the Greek community to Marrickville.”

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Greek flags in Marrickville to mark Greek Independence Day.

“This symbolic recognition of the contribution Greek Australians have made is about respecting our heritage, while also ensuring the Inner West never loses touch with its roots as the birthplace of Australian multiculturalism,” Mayor Byrne said.

“I hope that in another 50 years our grandchildren will still be coming to Marrickville to eat Greek food, learn the Greek language and practice Greek culture.”

Official celebrations on the Saturday will began at the Alex Trevallion Plaza in Marrickville from 1pm where there will be plenty of Greek music and dancing to enjoy.

Tassos Bouzouki and the St Nicholas Church Greek Dancing Group will both be performing on the day.

Tassos Bouzouki will be performing on the day.

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There will also be a celebration of the local commissioned artwork, Hestia’s Migration, by Ox King. The Sydney-based, Manchester-born artist told The Greek Herald in December 2021 that his mural honoured Marrickville’s Greek history and community.

Following these official proceedings, attendees are then invited to join a procession to The Great Club for a free concert featuring Hellenic Art Theatre and IHO Nyx Band.

“Everyone’s invited. I encourage everyone to come along, enjoy the entertainment, admire the recently unveiled ‘Hestia’s Migration’… then join the procession to The Great Club for more music, dancing and food,” the Inner West Mayor concluded.

Registration for the event is essential. U18s are allowed provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

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