Here’s your chance to win a copy of A Migrant’s Hopeful Dawn

SOTIRIOS 'Sam' Manolopoulos was a Greek migrant of the 1950s, and, typical of this wave of people who came to make a new life in Australia, he gave his efforts to help build Australia; in doing so has forged the sort of connections that last a lifetime.

His story, full of hard-earned wisdom and laconic humour, mirrors the story of any migrant, yet is his own.

A Migrant's Hopeful Dawn tells the story of Sotirios 'Sam' Manolopoulos who migrated to Australia from Greece in 1955.
A Migrant's Hopeful Dawn tells the story of Sotirios 'Sam' Manolopoulos who migrated to Australia from Greece in 1955. Contributed

Sam left everything and everyone he knew and at nineteen years old embraced Australia as 'a land of mystery, improbability and marvel'.

Like so many other Greek migrants, Sam put down roots in Melbourne in his early days in Australia.

His boundless energy and dreams of a better life for his family propelled Sam into business ventures which criss-crossed the continent.

From the often hostile terrain of the outback to the lonely hills of the Dividing Range, Sam came to know his new home country intimately.

He is one of Australia's dedicated but anonymous pioneers.

This memoir is a crowning achievement in a life lived to the full.

Sam is still giving back to the country that has nurtured his dreams.

Proceeds from sales of his book go to various charities including the Cancer Council, the Flying Doctors, drought stricken Australian farmers and the Heart Foundation.

You could win a copy of Sam's book either for yourself or as a gift for family or friends by entering our latest giveaway competition.

To enter, write your name and a daytime contact telephone number on the back of an envelope and mail it to 'A Migrant's Hopeful Dawn', Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper, Shop 2/12 Project Avenue, Noosaville, 4566 to arrive by September 16.

The first entry out of the barrel will win. Good luck.

If you are not our lucky winner, the book may be ordered online (just Google the book title) for about $24.95 or ask your favourite book store to order a copy.


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