Diaspora: the Greek migrant experience in Queensland

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

20 August 2024 to 23 August 2024

Tuesday 20 August
Friday 23 August
10 to 11 am


National Archives of Australia
Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill Qld 4170



Did you know that the word ‘diaspora’ is a Greek word meaning ‘dispersion’?

5 million Greeks are estimated to live in countries outside of Greece, and in the years after the Second World War, Australia became home to more than 350,000 Greek migrants in search of a better future.

Today, Queensland boasts a vibrant, close-knit Greek-Australian community, with more than 30,000 people in the state who claim Greek ancestry.

Join us to explore migrant selection documents, arrival records, and alien registration papers from the national archival collection that document the Greek migrant experience in Queensland.