The Bicentenary of Greece’s Independence was held at Hellenic Museum last night.
Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews announced the arrival of the Evzones to Melbourne from April 21-29 for Anzac Day following an agreement with Greece’s National Guard.
He reminded those present of the actions of former health minister Jenny Mikakos on the groundwork to arrange to borrow from Greece’s prestigious National Archaeological Museum to Melburnians, which will finally come to fruition at the Melbourne Museum in April.
He invited people to visit Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys.
Hellenic Museum CEO Sarah Craig spoke of the museum’s goal to promote the “Hellenic story in its many forms, presenting its history from the ancient to the contemporary and sharing it with the diverse audience”.
Greek leaders and representatives of various community organisations who attended the event included Greek Community of Melbourne President Bill Papastergiadis and Tony Tsourdalakis, head of the Organising Committee for the Celebration of the National Anniversary.