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George Johnston
War Correspondent

George Johnston on
Sidney Nolan's
Gallipoli Series

Charmian Clift Essays

George Johnston & James Burke in Tibet 1945

James Burke Hydra Photos


Australian Bohemians on Hydra

Leonard Cohen on Hydra
The Greece Years

A History of Hydra, a 
story of Creativity


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  The Bohemian Colony on Hydra
George Johnston and Charmian Clift were two Australian writers who gave up secure careers in journalism for the literary life on an exotic Greek island. They arrived on Hydra in 1955 and stayed for 9 years. They presided over a bohemian community of artists and writers which at different times included Sidney Nolan, Peter Finch, Sofia Loren, Allen Ginsberg, Tony Randal, Melina Mercouri, Tony Perkins and a young Leonard Cohen. 
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Leonard Cohen arrives on Hydra - March 1960

'Suzanne'  @ The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne 2015

'The Gypsy's Wife'  @ The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne 2015

'Dance me To The End Of Love'  @ The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne 2017

'Misirlou'  @ The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne 2016



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