Greek-Australians: in their own image: national project and touring exhibition: taking constructive action

Leonard Janiszewski, Effy Alexakis

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An overview of the 'Greek-Australians: In Their Own Image' project and archive which commenced in 1982 in Sydney. The project's methodological approaches are examined in areas of oral history, historical and contemporary images, literary material and object collection. The depth and diversity of the project's archive is also outlined. Criticism is directed towards what the project directors consider to be failings of state and national institutions in Australia in regard to material from groups of non-English speaking background.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew responsibilities
Subtitle of host publicationdocumenting multicultural Australia: a record of the conference for Museums, Libraries, Archives and Historical Collections: towards a national agenda for multicultural Australia, 11-13 November 1988, Melbourne
EditorsMargaret Birtley, Patricia McQueen
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMuseums Association of Australia Inc., Victorian Branch, and the Library Council of Victoria
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)094906906X
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • museum studies
  • multicultural Australia
  • archives collecting
  • research methodologies
  • Greek-Australian History
  • migration and settlement studies


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