'That bastard Ulysses': an insight into the early Greek presence, 1810s–1940

Leonard Janiszewski, Effy Alexakis

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Ethnic diversity has always been part of Sydney's socio-cultural composition. Alexakis and Janiszewski indicate that Greeks were present from the early 1800s and that their economic and social contribution to Sydney has been quite varied. Their impact on food and catering was particularly significant, and laid the foundations of the 'quintessentially Australian', country town Greek cafe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinorities
Subtitle of host publicationcultural diversity in Sydney
EditorsShirley Fitzgerald, Garry Wotherspoon
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherState Library of New South Wales
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0730589269, 9780730589266
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Australian history
  • Greek-Australians history
  • Sydney
  • ethnic history
  • Cultural diversity


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