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Second Vol. of Castellorizian migration book series brings readers into lives of early Greek-Australians

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The Castellorizian Association of NSW have developed the second instalment of their migrant book series, titled Journey to a New Land Vol. 2, available for pre-order.

The series, broken up into two separate unique volumes, presents over 130 family stories and 700 precious old family photographs, which were produced and self-published by the History and Archives Committee of the Castellorizian Association of NSW. 

The first book released in 2018, Journey to a new land, brought readers into the early life of Castellorizian in their transition into Australian culture.

Castellorizians living in Australia, widely known as Cazzies, migrated to Australia in large numbers mostly during the second and third decade of the 20th Century as a result of political and economic crises on their ancestral home.

Irene Elliott, Victoria Kazaglis- Gallagher, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, Anna Koutsis, Despina Lucas, Petula Samios and Patricia Sechos wanted to capture memories, experiences and relationships using family stories.

The stories, which provide one of the first, comprehensive studies of Castellorizian migrant memories, are about dislocation, hard work, and fitting in and rebuilding a community.

People can pre-order the second volume here: www.castelloriziansnsw.com.au/shop/

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