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Alex Andrianopoulos interviewed by Demetra Enizlis in the Greek-Australian oral history and folklife project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1650243
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Andrianopoulos, Alex, 1955-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1999 
3 digital audio tape (ca. 180 min.) 
Series

Greek-Australian oral history and folklife project.

Summary

Andrianopoulos, Labor Member of Victorian Parliament, talks about his work history before being elected to Parliament at the age of 31, migrated to Australia in 1965 and settled in Melbourne. He talks about his difficulties in primary and secondary school, political studies at University of Melbourne, entering politics in 1974, views on Whitlam, involvement in ALP and Greek community politics, views on Jeff Kennett, role and responsibilities as member of Federal State Relations Committee, member of Socialist Left faction, comments on Theo Sidiropoulos, first generation politician from Greek background, and he comments on history of Greek politics. Andrianopoulos describes the Greek traditions he practices and talks about Greek cultural organisations and their future, importance of Greek language and the need for it to be taught in schools and universities. He gives his view on the future of Australia and his opinion of the One Nation Party.

Notes

Accompanied by photographs and seven Victorian Government brochures.

Recorded on June 17 and June 30, 1999.

Index/Finding Aid Note Summary available (3 leaves) 
Subjects Andrianopoulos, Alex, 1955- -- 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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