Messinian Association of South Australia Inc.

Established in 1959


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 this time on our website and welcome your feedback on subjects that are important to you and your families.


News and Announcements

Monthly BBQ  August 25th 2019

Come join us at our Monthly BBQ. The Buffet lunch offers a great variety of dishes, including lamb and pork on the spit as well as seafood, pasta dips and Greek salads.  Although drinks are extra, they are very inexpensive. 

 Our Monthly Barbecue includes Buffet Lunch,  Greek Coffee (self service) and Greek Sweets -Honeypuffs (loukoumades) available at small  fee


Drinks extra

$15 for Adults - Children under 15 free

Live Music and Raffle

For bookings for this month's BBQ  please call: 

President:  Mrs Martha Ioannides    at  0451991264 

Secretary:  Mrs. Voula Moutzouris   at 0438835043 


60th Anniversary 30th of March 2019

Commemoration of Liberation of Kalamata 23rd of March 1821

On the 23rd of March 1821 the Greek irregular revolutionary forces liberated Kalamata, (now the capital of Messinia) from the Ottoman Turks. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence and was the first city to be liberated from the Ottoman yoke.  It was on this day that the 


The 1st revolutionary proclamation of Kalamata 23rd of March 1821  



On Saturday the 23rd of March the Messinians of Adelaide gathered at the Memorial Gardens of the City of West Torrens in order to celebrate the liberation of Kalamata and commemorate this historic victory and milestone of the Greek War of Independence. read more



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

Martha Ioannides and Angelos Bouzalas
Martha Ioannides and Angelos Bouzalas

Angelos Bouzalas  is  one of the founders of our Association  which was established 60 years ago in 1959.


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 .


This appointment was announced and celebrated at the February 24th 2019 BBQ,. The  Association's President Mrs. Martha Ioannides invested him as Honorary President, presenting him with a pin and certificate. 


The members of the Messinian Association have conferred this honor to Mr. Bouzalas for his unceasing commitment and efforts in making the Messinian Association one of the largest and most successful Hellenic Associations in South Australia


68 Stephens Avenue

Torrensville, SA,5031

Tel: (08) 8352 8171