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“Discover your roots” excursion to Crete

“Discover your roots” excursion to Crete

The Pancretan Association of America has invited all Cretan Australians through our Federation to join them in their " Discover your roots" excursion to Crete in 2022. For those that may not know the Pancretan Association of America serves very similar purpose as our...

Crete Earthquake National Appeal

Crete Earthquake National Appeal

On behalf of the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand, we are raising funds for the devastating earthquake that took place on the island of Crete and in particular the prefect of Iraklio. Those wishing to donate directly may do so via EFT to the CFANZ APPEAL...

National Art Competition 2021

National Art Competition 2021

The Cretan Youth of Australia and New Zealand are very proud to announce their annual art competition for 2021. Due to the special nature of this year in both Cretan and Greek History as a whole they are asking entrants (who include over 18 year olds for the first...

C.F.A.N.Z. host events in New Zealand

C.F.A.N.Z. host events in New Zealand

The Cretan Federation of Australia & New Zealand had the opportunity to host a plethora of Cretan Events during their visit to NZ in July 2021. They held Cretan Dance Lessons for the Cretan Youth of Wellington which for the first time ever form part of the Cretan...

Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW- RAAF

Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW- RAAF

On Saturday June 5, 2021, the Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW was honoured to be invited to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAFF) Base in Richmond for an official visit to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete and Greek Campaign. The visit...

40th Anniversary Book Launch in Sydney

40th Anniversary Book Launch in Sydney

The Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand held a successful book launch on May 24, 2021, at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah, Sydney. To commemorate its 40th Anniversary, the Cretan Federation produced a publication honouring the history and...

80th Anniversary- Battle of Crete – Canberra

80th Anniversary- Battle of Crete – Canberra

On May 20, 2021, the Cretan Association of Canberra in conjunction with the Embassy of Greece In Australia, hosted a memorial service to commemorate 80 years since the Battle of Crete. The event took place at the Australian Hellenic Memorial, Anzac Avenue, directly...

The Battle of Crete – Hobart Commemorations

The Battle of Crete – Hobart Commemorations

The Cretan Association of Tasmania under the auspices of the Cretan Federation of Australia & New Zealand and with the support of the Greek Community of Hobart hosted their commemorative service on May 22, to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The...

Battle of Crete Memorial unveiled in Perth, WA

Battle of Crete Memorial unveiled in Perth, WA

On the 27th May 2021 in the spacious Boardroom of Jackson McDonald the Battle of Crete Memorial Committee of WA (BCMC) unveiled their concept design for a memorial to the 1941 Battle of Crete. The memorial, to be located within the Saw Avenue precinct at Perth’s...

ANZAC Biscuit Tins – The Battle of Crete

ANZAC Biscuit Tins – The Battle of Crete

The Cretan Federation of Australia & New Zealand and the Battle of Crete & Greece Commemorative Council in conjunction with Major League Brands are proud to announce that six iconic images all relating to the Battle of Crete will feature on the BAKERS FINEST...

80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete | Mates and Allies

80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete | Mates and Allies

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, the Australian Embassy in Greece proudly presents the photographic exhibition ‘Mates and Allies – A tribute to the bonds forged between Australians and Greeks during the Battle of Crete’ at Athens...

Melbourne- The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Melbourne- The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

In April 2021, Melbourne commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, with a number of events. The Battle of Crete was one of the most dramatic battles of the Second World War. Over 12 days in May 194, a mixed force of New Zealanders, British, Australian...

Memorial in Waverley, Sydney – The Battle of Crete

Memorial in Waverley, Sydney – The Battle of Crete

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, together with Very Rev. Prohoros Anastasiadis, representing His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, unveiled the Council’s new memorial to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete. The ceremony took place on Sunday in the fountain...

79th Commemorative Anniversary of the Battle of Crete- 2020

79th Commemorative Anniversary of the Battle of Crete- 2020

This year’s commemorative anniversary of the Battle of Crete will be engraved in our memories forever, but unfortunately for the wrong reasons. This pandemic, that we are going through, has affected our lives, it has changed the mentality of the people and it has brought ups and downs in the global economy. However, we will not let this pandemic derail our thoughts about what the Cretan people endured in 1941 during the Battle of Crete.

National Art Competition 2020

National Art Competition 2020

The Cretan Youth of Australia & New Zealand have announced the Annual National Art Competition to commemorate the Battle of Crete. Participants are encouraged to research the Battle of Crete, portray a scene or an iconic image of the Battle, including the ANZAC involvement. Participants can be as creative as possible using any form of […]