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Jezzine جزين, Lebanon

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Jezzine is a town in Lebanon, located 22 km (14 mi) from Sidon and 40 km (25 mi) south of Beirut. It is the capital of Jezzine District. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests (like the Bkassine Pine Forest)...... Read full article

Elie Akouri

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Elie Akouri the Teacher, choreographer, Costume Designer, former School Co-ordinator, and Founder of the Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Dance Group, was born in Lebanon in 1953 and immigrated to Australia in 1972.... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

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SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time...... Read full article

Julia Marie Stevens

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In 1920 Zita Raphael along with her son Joseph arrived in Sydney to view the possibility of moving to Australia. In Feb 1928 Joseph Raphael married Mary Reaiche in Lebanon. Julia Mary, their first child, was born on the 19 Dec 1928 in Antourine...... Read full article

Mark McGuire

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Mark is the grandson to, Hanna Elias Hajje who arrived in Australia with his two brothers in 1890 but later changed his surname to McGuire, Hanna married in 1898, built and opened a general store at South Gundagai in 1902...... Read full article

Tyre

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Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. ... Read full article

Father who raised his 3 young girls after their mother died of breast cancer shares the lessons ...

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Joseph Wakim has raised three daughters after his wife died of cancer. Grace, Michelle and Joy were all under 11 when their mum died in 2003. Mr Wakim raised them solo despite pushes to get help to cook and clean...... Read full article

Deir el Qamar

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Deir el Qamar is a village in south-central Lebanon, five kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon.... Read full article

Dr Labeeb Isaac McGuire

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Was born in 1924 and has lived in Australia all his life. His father bought a woolbroking firm named McGuire Bros. in Goulbourn and thus the name Muffarrij became McGuire. He grew up in Queensland where he went to high school.... Read full article

The beauty of Lebanon in Australia

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THEY primped and they preened, and after a few champagnes backstage strutted their stuff before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 people.... Read full article

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