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The Centralian Advocate Fri 26 Mar 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 26 Mar 2021


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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FRIDAY MARCH 26 2021 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Greeks to celebrate Honorary Consul for Greece in the Northern Territory John Anictomatis. FORMER Northern Territory administrator John Anictomatis was born in Piraeus, Greece in 1945 and immigrated to Australia with his parents and two brothers in 1955. Australia and Darwin has been his home since, but he remains proudly Greek, proud of his Greek ancestors and their accomplishments This week, along with the Greek Australian community, he is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. Annual commemorations mark the declaration of the 1821 revolt in Greece against the 400 years of rule by the Ottoman Empire. The War of Independence eventually led to Greeces recognition as an independent state. Yesterday was the official anniversary, but Darwins Greek community will have events at the weekend to mark the occasion. Mr Anictomatis, who fought for his adopted country in the Vietnam War with the Australian Armys 9th Battalion, said being Greek means being the best possible person you can be. Mr Anictomatis has been the Honorary Consul for Greece in the Northern Territory, for 30 years. It is a role in which he has provided dedicated service to the local Greek community. Darwin is blessed with a large harmonious cultural mix and the Greeks embrace being a part of that, Mr Anictomatis said. The 200 year anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the past, assess the present and help shape the future. While we paused yesterday to mark March 25 as the official anniversary, we have special celebrations continuing at the Greek School on Saturday and there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the church on Sunday. GARY SHIPWAY Top Enders mark 200th anniversary of revolution Big $1.68m upgrade for school AGED transportable classrooms at Leanyer Primary School will be replaced with four general learning areas and a teachers space. Territory-owned construction company C&R Constructions has been awarded the $1.68m contract. Leanyer Primary School principal Leah Crockford said the build would be a positive addition to the school and provide students with further enhanced learning spaces. We want our students to have access to the very best amenities and are very excited to see the works take shape, Ms Crockford said. MADURA MCCORMACK Leah Crockford. ( 0 8 ) 8 9 8 3 6 6 1 3 W W W . M A D A M E Z A D A R W I N . C O M . A U B O O K I N G S @ M A D A M E Z A D A R W I N . C O M . A U J o i n u s i n c e l e b r a t i n g C h o c o l a t e f o u n t a i n , E a s t e r e g g s , c h o c o l a t e p a s t r i e s a n d m o r e , i n c l u d i n g o u r r e g u l a r b r e a k f a s t b u f f e t f a v o r i t e s Bookings appreciated YMCA LEARN TO SWIM TERM 2 We are now taking enrolments for Term 2. Call and book in today! We offer lessons for all ages and abilities! Starting from 6 months through to Adults. 10 week program (Parap) $180 6 week program (Nightcliff) $108. Private lessons $45 per lesson. Adults 6 week program (all levels and abilities) $108. Programs commence 19th April, 2021 NT $100 Sports & Swim vouchers are redeemable for this program. Starting from 6 months through to Adults. PARAP SWIMMING POOL 77 Ross Smith Ave, Parap P: 0475 031 573 E: reception.psp@ymca.org.au NIGHTCLIFF SWIMMING POOL 259 Casuarina Dr, Nightcliff P: 0499 931 753 E: reception.nsp@ymca.org.au '..ii RYDGES

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