LABOR TO PRESERVE NEOS KOSMOS AND GREEK HISTORY
A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will provide $90,000 to Australia’s largest Greek language newspaper, Neos Kosmos, for their archive digitisation project.
The project will preserve Melbourne’s Greek heritage for the ages, cataloguing 61 years of our Greek communities’ history in Victoria.
Of the new funding, $45,000 will support the completion of phase one, scanning microfilm and bound books dating back to 1957 when the paper was first founded.
An extra $45,000 will go towards the second stage of the project, digitising archival footage and print dating back to 1988.
Member for Northern Metropolitan and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced the funding at Neos Kosmos’ archive digitisation launch.
This announcement builds on the existing $60,000 provided to the digitisation project provided by the Andrews Labor Government.
With Melbourne home to the largest population of Greek people outside of Greece and more than 110,000 Victorians speaking Greek at home, this investment will help keep the voices of our proud Greek communities strong.
Only Labor will stand with our state’s proud multifaith and multicultural communities, because only Labor delivers for all Victorians.
Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott
“This investment acknowledges that our Greek community has made Victoria stronger and more successful.”
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“One of the best ways to share our culture is through preserving and sharing our stories.”
“For 61 years Neos Kosmos has told the story of Greek Victorians. It’s a pivotal part of our state’s history and it deserves to be kept and handed down to future generations. ”