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Theo Theophanous interviewed by Demetra Enizlis in the Greek-Australian oral history and folklife project [sound recording]
Bib ID 127922
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Theophanous, Theo, 1948-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1999 
2 digital audio tapes (ca. 134 min.) 
Series

Greek-Australian oral history and folklife project.

Summary

Theophanous, an academic at La Trobe University prior to becoming a Labor Member of Victorian Parliament, talks about his family background, migration to Australia in 1955, primary schooling, learning Greek, secondary school and dealing with discrimination, involvement in community politics after becoming a state politician. He talks about joining the Labor Party in 1980, being elected as Member of Parliament in 1988, his views on Jeff Kennett, expulsion from Socialist Left faction and the involvement of Greek-Australians in politics. He talks about the importance of Greek traditions and language and their future in Australia. Theophanous gives his views on multiculturalism and the new millennium, One Nation, Australia's economy and the future.

Notes

Photographs available.

Recorded on July 27 and Sept. 19, 1999.

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary available (3 leaves) 
Subjects Theophanous, Theo, 1948- -- Interviews.  |  Greek Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Greek Australians -- Interviews.  |  Politicians -- Victoria -- Interviews.  |  Greeks -- Australia -- Cultural assimilation.  |  Multiculturalism -- Australia.
Occupation State politicians.
Other authors/contributors Enizlis, Demetra, Interviewer

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