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Digital Photograph - Graduation Day, Lyceum Lepidas Greek School, Fitzroy North, 1974 Image Reg. No: MM 110022

Description Of Content:
Young girls standing in front of blackboard with male teacher.

This photograph shows Dimitra Papadimitropoulos, at left of photograph, at nine years of age receiving her graduation from grade four at Lyceum Lepidas Greek School, Fitzroy North, 1974. Achileas Lepidas, the teacher and owner of the school, presented the certificate after Dimitra recited a poem she had learnt. Her mother made the dress which made Dimitra very excited. She remembers writing on the board and being proud of her neat hand writing in front of her family and other parents. Like many children of Greek migrants, Dimitra completed 12 years of Greek school in addition to her everyday schooling. She loved Greek school at this age but later didn't like going as it separated her from her other friends, so she often skipped school until she was caught and grounded. She had a boyfriend at 15, which is why she started 'wagging' school.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Dimitra Birthisel, 2006
Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: blackboards, schools
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Community Life
Tertiary Classification: training & education
People Depicted: Papadimitropoulos, Dimitra; Lepidas, Achileas
Organisations Depicted: Lyceum Lepidas Greek School
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia, 1974

Place Depicted Notes: Probably George Street.
Photographer: Mrs Athanasia Papadimitropoulos


Voula Karagiannopoulos Posted on 13 Jul 2011 10:25 AM
WOW!...this photo takes me back! Does anyone else have photos from Lepidas Greek School?....or even stories!
Philip Posted on 17 Jul 2011 5:44 PM
Yes I have a lot :P He's my grandfather, and you can still contact him on the phone number that would have had at the time.
Elly Levis Posted on 12 Aug 2011 4:58 PM
He taught my brother Philip and I as well. Wonderful memories.

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