Paroulakis H. Peter

LL.B University of Melbourne

Greek migration; A fourth-generation perspective


A personal perspective on how changing circumstances over many years have affected Greek Australian cultural, linguistic and civic attitudes and practices- and their possible future trajectory.


Mr Peter H. Paroulakis LL.B, was born in Perth, educated in Melbourne and he is graduate in Law from the University of Melbourne. He served as Honorary Consul of Greece in the Northern Territory 1983-1991.

He has given committed support for many years to Hellenic Australian activities. He was elected first National Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Youth of Australia. He has served as a legal adviser to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Victoria, a member of the Victorian Governments’ Ethnic Affairs Advisory Council and as President of the Hellenic Alliance in Victoria. He has been an executive member of the Australia Day Council, a member of the Australian Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Australian – Britain society.

Intensely proud of his heritage. He is the author of the book Author The Greek War of Independence (two editions) with its wealth of researched detail, to share with others, of Hellenic or other origins, the moving story of the struggle for liberty and independence that led to the birth of the modern Greek nation.