Newsletters Indexation

KAV Archival Digitisation and Indexation Project.
Stage 1: Digitisation and Indexation of the Newsletters of the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria, 1973 – 2018.
Comprehensive personal report from Florence Livery, KAV Archivist:

Dear Kazzies,

I began this project in January 2018 and it consumed every spare minute of my time for the ensuing six months. In fact, once I began, it became an obsession. At times the task was quite tedious and arduous so much so that I doubted myself as to why I took on this project on and wondered if anyone would even end up reading the material. Those times however, were more than made up by the surreal nature of the task, immersing myself into the life, expectations and resilience of a small Greek community trying to make its mark on middle-class Australia, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Amusing, satisfying, even at times exhilarating, if anyone were to witness me at work, they would have frequently observed huge smirks on my face or many a raised eyebrow. They would also have heard gasps of astonishment, the chuckle of laughter and whispers of comments as I muttered to myself under my breath. Read the full report here.

All newsletters from 1973 to the present have been digitised thanks to the work of archivist Florence Livery, and are available on our website here.

All newsletters have been numbered and indexed by Florence. These indexes have been sorted into six distinct parts - chronologically and by editorship. lndexation will be updated annually. It is recommended that you read the introductory notes, (including acronyms) here prior to searching the indexes.

Each part can be downloaded below:
Part 1, 1973 - 1996
Part 2, 1997 - 2002
Part 3, December 2002 - May 2006
Part 4, April 2007 - July 2014
Part 5, March 2015 - May 2015
Part 6, September 2015 - 2020

General index of various topics here.

For more information on the KAV archives you are welcome to contact archivist Florence Livery at