Messinian Association of South Australia Inc.

Established in 1959


When we attempt to preserve our culture and to share it with others, we are not only expressing who we are, but also how we live together"
Sharon Jeannotte and Dick Stanley

Welcome to the Messinian Association of South Australia’s website. The aim of this website is to be able to provide the Messinian community and friends  with information regarding the activities and events which have taken place in the community as well as future activities that are coming up (dances, festivals, meetings, soccer matches, etc).
In the following pages you can learn all about our Association and being Messinian in South Australia, 
We hope that you enjoy your time on this website and welcome your feedback on subjects that are important to you and your families.


Commemoration of Liberation of Kalamata 23rd of March 1821

On March 23, 1821 Gregory Papaflessas declared the revolt against the Turks and liberated Kalamata. This was a major event in the war of independence, making Kalamata the first Greek city to be freed from the occupation of the Ottoman Empire.


The Messinian Association of SA Inc will commemorate this important event with a wreath laying ceremony which will take place at the Memorial Park, Hilton (Corner Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Brooker Terrace on Saturday 30th March 2019 at 11.30am.


All Messinians and friends are invited to attend this commemoration honouring the fallen and celebrating the liberation of Kalamata, the capital city of Messinia 

Founding Member Angelos Bouzalas voted Honorary President of the Messinan Association of SA

At the Annual General Meeting September 17th in 2017, by  unanimous vote the members elected Angelos Bouzalas  to the position of Honorary President of the Messinan Association of SA . read more

60th Anniversary Album - request for  information

A 60th Anniversary Album is being prepared for the 60th Anniversary of the Association which will be commemorated on the 30th of March.

.If any of our members have something of interest which could be included (such as photos etc) in this Album please  contact Angelos on 0403986930 as soon as possible.


Our BBQ at the Messinian House will take place on the last Sunday of the month, the 28th of April 2019


Only $15 for Adults - Children under 15 free.


Price includes: Buffet Lunch – Live Music

Drinks extra.

All Messinians and friends welcome.

Book to secure your place or table !


For bookings for this month's BBQ  please call: President:  Mrs Martha Ioannides

at  0451991264 

Secretary:  Mrs. V. Moutzouris at 0438835043 


60th Anniversary Celebration

Come join us  on 30th of March 2019

7.30 till late at the Messinian Function Centre

New Year's Eve Dmner Dance 31/12/2018

The Messinian Association held their annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance at the association’s function centre. Read more

68 Stephens Avenue

Torrensville, SA,5031

Tel: (08) 8352 8171