True Grit: A snapshot from a longitudinal study about Greek Migrant Women in eastern Australia


  • John N. Yiannakis Curtin University


As suggested by the title, this paper is based on a longitudinal study recently published as a book; Black Night, White Day (2015).To try to summarize the 45 years of research that went into that study in a 20-minute presentation (and associated paper), is near impossible, so I won’t try. My co-authors Reg Appleyard and Anna Amera dedicated many, many years to this particular study. I’m a late comer to the work. When I first became aware of the project in the late 1980s, it was already over 20 years in the making. Only in more recent years did I become directly involved in the project.