Navigating the interwar: Greek migrants and WWI

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This paper looks at Greek migrants and how they navigated migration during the interwar period, especially through the use of appeals to WWI. This will explore the cases of Greek migrants in South Australia using different means to naturalise and enter the country, such as appeals to alliances, battles such as ‘Gallipoli’, and trauma suffered during the war. It will also explore how Greek migrants in Australia perceived the Great War, as can be seen from detailed newspaper reports which offer both criticisms and support. Overall, this paper aims to establish that Greek migrants to Australia in the interwar period were aware of Australian attitudes towards the war, leading some to use this connection to aid their settlement and integration into Australian society. This research was funded in part by the NAA/AHA Postgraduate Scholarship 2020.
Period15 Nov 2021
Event titleFlinders University CHASS and BGL Spring Conference
Event typeConference
LocationAdelaide, Australia, South AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional