The tennis world was eager to see how young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas would fare against aging Spanish champion Rafael Nadal. There seemed to be a wish that Tsitsipas would prevail over the Spanish bull. Wishful thinking, indeed. Nadal gored the young Greek. But it was not the anticipated clash that drew my attention in the first place.
Once again, television news reports showed crowds of Greek supporters draped in Greek colours loudly proclaiming in Australian accents their support for Tsitsipas . If you speak with an Australian accent, you have grown up in Australia. The Greek case of Australians identifying with another nation and culture is not the only one.Continue reading Australia – becoming a land of colonies?