2022 Kastellorizian of the Year, Lilliane Gomatos

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The KAV is thrilled to announce that Lilliane Gomatos has been awarded Kastellorizian of the Year for 2022. We look forward to celebrating her achievements with our Kazzie community at the KOY Gala Dinner on Saturday 15 October.

Lilliane epitomises the importance of grassroots welfare of Kastellorizians and Greeks in Darwin, personifying the spirit of the original Kazzie philotimo – brotherhood. She has been instrumental in preserving and embedding Greek heritage in Darwin, contributing to Australia’s vibrant multicultural society, and she was recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for this important work.

Lilliane’s legacy and goodwill shown to her community has encouraged family members and inspired others to continue the traditions she established over 20 years ago. Her work and values thus live on through younger generations in their support of the welfare of the wider Greek community, representing the KAV’s ethos of ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’.

By acknowledging Lilliane and her contributions to society, we show that we value those who continue to work at the grassroots level, devoting time and hard work to their communities.