The Cypriot association of Karavas people living in Australia, named “Lambousa”, was established on the 6th of February 1987.
The main aims of the association are enhancing of relations between all the people of Karavas living in Australia, maintaining the cultural heritage of Karavas and strengthening the struggle of the people of Cyprus for justice and return to their homeland.
The association’s first board of directors consisted of Soterakis Sofos (chairman), Maro Gemetta (vice-chairwoman), Eleftheria Laouta Hadjistefanou (secretary), Stavros Anastasiou (treasurer), Solomos Spyrou (assistant treasurer), and Pavlos Komodromos and Elias Agathangelou (advisors).
In general, the association is very active. Gatherings are organised on Easter Monday – but not only- where all the people of Karavas spend a pleasant day with their friends, reminiscencing about the good old days in Karavas. Every year, the “Lemon Dance”, a traditional Karavas event,is held, and it is always a great success. This event gives the opportunity to many co-villagers to get together and discuss. The association has also set up a children’s choir, in which the children of our overseas compatriots gladly and proudly participate.