Ikarians in SA: Historical Sketch

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


My research topic examines Greek migration from the Aegean islands to the Anglosphere between 1815-1930. One of my case studies are Greeks from the island of Ikaria settling in South Australia (1900-45), most notably in Adelaide, Port Pirie and the towns of the South Australian West Coast. These migrants were almost always labouring males (sometimes with their families), who worked in the BHP smelters, on railway projects, and in South Australia’s rural farming and fishing industries. This study will discuss the reasons for emigration, methods of settlement and community building, and integration into their respective places of settlement. Their identity and the ways in which it was shaped, including their working-class origins, will also be explored.
Period17 Oct 2021
Event titleLabour History Society General Meeting
Event typeOther
LocationAdelaide, Australia, South AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional