Greek Australians in their own image: Deserted homes

Effy Alexakis, Leonard Janiszewski

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Migration as a two way process, not always about the country people migrated to, but what became of the places they left behind. Greek migration to Australia from the late 19th century through to the late 20th century resulted in the creation of 'deserted villages' in Greece. Chain migration ensured that whole families left for 'a better life', depopulating villages and placing them on the edge of extinction.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationGreek City Times
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2021


  • Greek migration and settlement
  • Modern Greece
  • Greek diaspora
  • Greek village depopulation
  • Chain migration


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