The pear tree: family narratives of Greek Macedonian migration to Australia
AffiliationSchool of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Document TypePhD thesis
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© 2019 Dr Andrea Cleland
This thesis examines how migrants who left Florina, Greece, in the 1950s-1960s remember, narrate and transmit experiences of migration, and how complex ideas of home and identity have been mediated across three generations. Drawing on oral history interviews, it investigates whether Greek Macedonian regional identity has remained relevant to second and third generations through the transmission of family stories and argues that ‘family’ is a stronger signifier of identity because of the difficulties of association with a historically turbulent region.
KeywordsPost war Australian migration; Greece; family memory; Florina; Greek Macedonia; Macedonia; identity; diaspora; family storytelling; oral history
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