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Story of Australia’s first Hellenes turned into book by Greece-based author

The grave stone of Australia's first Greek convict, Antonios Manolis at Picton's cemetery. Source: SBS Greek

Australia became early on a land of exile for the first Greeks who arrived Down Under. Inspired by the true story, author Konstantina Moshou introduces these pioneers to Greece’s contemporary audience.

The Greece-based writer also explains what makes her believe they were falsely labelled pirates.

author headshot and book cover
Konstantina Moshou

The seven Greek sailors were reportedly amongst 201 convicts brought to New South Wales from Malta on a British ship that left Southern England’s shore on 23 May 1829.

Listen to the interview in Greek.

Ελλαδίτισσα έκανε τους πρώτους Έλληνες «πειρατές» της Αυστραλίας ήρωες στο βιβλίο της
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