The Return to Anatolia Committee is comprised of members of the local Armenian, Assyrian and Greek communities, each of which traces its roots to the region of Anatolia.
The history of Anatolia, ancient as it is vibrant, is shrouded in conflict and tragedy, the culmination of which, in the early twentieth century, was Genocide: a Holocaust against the Christian population of Anatolia.
With the migration of the Diaspora to Australia, the land of opportunity, the Anatolians of Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek descent have maintained the memory and traditions of their place of origin whilst making a positive contribution to their new homeland.
It is the mission of Return to Anatolia to help merge this common historical heritage and utilise it to inspire and educate the wider Australian community about the tragic events which took place in this once great land.
Presentations by dedicated historians at our conferences have illustrated the universal themes of community, conflict, tragedy and survival which touch us all.