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Transplanting the Agora explores the Greek experience in Australia. Starting with the first Greek migrants who arrived in the mid-nineteenth century, it outlines the reasons for migration, with particular emphasis on the peak period of Greek migration after World War II.
The author analyses the role of Australian immigration policies, and public attitudes towards Hellenes on their arrival, acknowledging the difficulties faced by migrants in establishing themselves in a new country and the effects of discrimination, showing how some groups have fared better than others.
Greek participation in the political movements became one of the driving forces of Australian multiculturalism and the Greek contribution to the broader Australian community.
Greek migrants brought with them well-established patterns of community life and powerful cultural traditions. Dimitreas argues that the cultural capital derived from Greece's historical and mythological past has been central to the development of a Hellenic-Australian identity.
Includes bibliography, index and errata.