The Greek Herald

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The Greek Herald
  • George Marsellos
  • John Stilson
PublisherForeign Language Press Ltd.
FoundedNovember 16, 1926; 96 years ago (1926-11-16)
  • English
  • Greek

The Greek Herald (Ellinikos Kirikas) is the largest and one of the oldest daily Greek community newspaper's in Australia.[1] The newspaper is published by Foreign Language Press Ltd.

Founded by George Marsellos and John Stilson the newspaper was originally published as a broadsheet under the name Panellenios Keryx (Panhellenic Herald).[2] Its first edition, published on 16 November 1926, was entirely in english; its other seven pages were in Greek.

"Our aim is primarily to enlighten our fellow-countrymen, the Greeks, in this noble country, and particularly those who have not had the advantage of long residence on these shores. For this reason our paper is not the organ of any party, class or faction. Our sole aim was to enlighten and educate. We are absolutely and sincerely non-artisan. We neither support nor condemn any particular party, and our watchword will be Truth, Right and Justice to all," partners George Marsellos and John Stilson announced in their first edition.[2]

The Greek Herald reached its biggest height under Foreign Language Publication, run by former head publisher Theo Skalkos for over 40 years. During his time as head publisher, Theo produced around 12 ethnic newspapers under Foreign Language Publication, becoming the largest ethnic print business in Australia.[1]

The Greek Herald remains the second oldest Greek Australian newspaper behind Okeanis (Ocean), which was founded in 1913 and renamed the Ethnikon Vema (National Tribune) in 1920.

Following the death of Theo Skalkos on 20 May 2019, publishers Elaine Kintis and Dimitra Skalkos took over publication of The Greek Herald.[3]

The Greek Herald's digital platform was launched in December, 2019. The platform is one of the largest digital Greek news publications in Australia.[3]

Publication owner

Publication owner
Head Publisher Year of Ownership
George Marsellos and John Stilson 16 November 1926 - April 1933
Dimitrios Lalas April 1933 - 1939
Alexander Grivas 1939 - January 1971
Theo Skalkos January 1971 - 2019
Dimitra Skalkos and Elaine Kintis 2019 - Incumbent


  1. 1.0 1.1 Diamadis, Panayiotis (2011). "Dictionary of Sydney: Greeks". Retrieved 2020-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gilchrist, Hugh (1992). Australians and Greeks: The middle years. Australia: Australia: Halstead Press. pp. 346–349. ISBN 1875684026.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Katsinas, Sophia (2020-02-17). "The Greek Herald celebrates new beginnings with official 'Relaunch' Party and 94th year anniversary". Greek Herald. Retrieved 2020-08-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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