Andrea Cleland

‘The Pear Tree: Family Narratives of Post-War Greek Macedonian Migration to Australia’ (PhD in History, 2019). This thesis examined how migrants who left Florina, Greece, in the 1950s–1960s remember, narrate and transmit experiences of migration, and how complex ideas of home and identity have been mediated across three generations. Drawing on oral history interviews, it investigated whether Greek Macedonian regional identity has remained relevant to second and third generations through the transmission of family stories and argued that ‘family’ is a stronger signifier of identity because of the difficulties of association with a historically turbulent region.

Supervisors: Associate Professor Sara Wills, Professor Kate Darian-Smith

Feature image: Houses along the River of Sakouleva in Florina, Greece, 2017. Photograph: Andrea Cleland