Articles in Famous Australian Lebanese, Maronite Church, People, Technology and Food & Drink

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

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

Barbara Perry

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Mrs Barbara Perry was elected to the NSW Parliament in late 2001. Mrs Perry - whose father left Kfarsghab at 16 years of age with "little more than the clothes on his back" - is the first female Lebanese-Australian to take on such a role. ... Read full article

Joseph Assaf

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Migrated to Australia from Lebanon in 1967. He worked in a factory at night and studied at University during the day. By 1972 Joseph had completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, majoring in Social Theory.... Read full article

John Symond

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John Symond was born near Goulburn in NSW, he studied one year of dentistry, two years of Arts and then Law. He established one of Sydney's biggest suburban legal practices.... Read full article

Iconomos John Nicholas Shehadie

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Born in Lebanon in 1907 and arrived in Australia in 1923. He is the son of the first Antiochian Orthodox priest to arrive in Australia, the very Reverend Exarch Nicholas Shehadie.... Read full article

Joseph Hassib Harb

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Born in Barsa Al-Koura in 1921 and arrived in Melbourne Australia 1961. Since his arrival he committed his efforts to help his community and continues to do so until today. He is blessed with a wonderful voice that he used in the church choir.... Read full article

Don’t Date A Successful Arab Woman

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My mentor once told me there’s nothing that scares an Arab man more than a successful Arab woman who doesn’t have to depend on him.... Read full article

Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

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