Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria launch book about Cypriots in Australia


The Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria (CCMV) are set to launch Professor Anastasios M. Tamis’ book The Children of Aphrodite: Cypriots in Australia on Sunday, 18 December 2022 at 3pm at the premises of the Nikos Andrianakos Centre, Alphington Grammar, Alphington.

The book is proudly launched by the CCMV on behalf of the President the Hon. Theo Theophanous and Board members, in collaboration with the GOCMV, Alphington Grammar, the AIMS and AIHER.

The book was prompted by the necessity to honour pioneer Cypriot settlers and their children in Australia. Its purpose was to show that the pattern of Cypriot settlement has not been vitally influenced by the Australian migration restrictions nor by the government-controlled migration schemes during the pre- and post-War II period, being British subjects. That the settlement trends and the intra-communal politics of the broader Greek community seriously swayed the organisation and evolution of Cypriots. Moreover, that the thousands of Cypriots made an enormous contribution to Australia’s socioeconomic, political, and cultural life, including the wider region of Australasia.

Book cover.

This study contains information on the personal history of several pre- and post-WWII Cypriots, it traces their settlement and organisational settings, their contribution and grievances, achievements, intra-communal divergences, as well as their disputes while drawing attention to their intra- and inter-ethnic relations.

The book also proudly depicts the contribution and input of ancestors, their commitment, and their determination to maintain their ethno-religious and linguistic identity.

There are limited copies of the book. RSVP to the event is necessary via

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