Students from the Greek Community of Melbourne visit ‘Finding Home’ exhibition

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On Tuesday, August 30, Year 8 and 9 students of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language & Culture Schools (Bentleigh Campus) were accompanied by their teacher, Vasiliki Lampropoulou, and the school principal, Maria Bakalidou, during their visit to the Delphi Bank branch in Oakleigh, where they experienced a guided tour of the Finding Home exhibition which is currently held at the bank.

The exhibition honours the migration story of the Greek Australian people and portrays the long journey and collective effort of thousands of people forced to leave their homeland, starting a new life in a foreign country, in the hope of finding a new home in Australia. 

The public relations officer of the bank, Apostolos Orphanos, warmly welcomed the students and insightfully explained the hardships and accomplishments the Greek community has achieved in recent years.

The visit was an educational and emotional experience, depicting memories, photographs, music and clothing of our ancestors. The culture and customs that followed the migrants to Australia, played a significant role in forming their new identity.

In partnership with Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora at La Trobe University, Delphi Bank and the Society for Hellenic Studies and Research, the exhibition offered the students with the opportunity to reflect on their linguistic, cultural, and religious heritage and invited them to find ways to preserve and protect it in the coming years.

READ MORE: La Trobe University partners with Delphi Bank to present new exhibition.

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