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February 17, 2020, 3:06 pm
The first Greek in Australia

Saturday, 9 April 2016 pper

On the 9th of April 1829, Gkikas Voulgaris is the first Greek who sets foot in Australia. Infamous to the Australian Authorities as Ginger, he was convicted for piracy near the coast of Crete. Initially was condemned to death by the British but later his sentence was changed to imprisonment and exile to Australia.