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Trevor  Batrouney

Dr Trevor Batrouney is a sociologist and historian who has written extensively on the migration and settlement of Lebanese in Australia. His publications include seven books and numerous papers and chapters on immigrant groups and issues.

He has held the positions of Assistant Director of the Bureau of Immigration Research and Research Manager at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University.

Denise Baraki Mack
Vice President

With her heritage shrouded in myth and mystery, Denise was compelled to find her authentic roots and reclaim a sense of belonging. A recent five-year journey to uncover her hidden Lebanese/Chinese heritage was both a geographical and a profoundly personal pilgrimage and inspired her latest book, ‘Nimmitabel – Where Many Waters Meet’ -

Author and founder/director of Five Minute Retreats, Denise sustains an active involvement in intercultural integration and culture, particularly valuing the integrity and power of storytelling.

Andrew Batrouney

Sam P Haddad JP

Born in Kab – Elias, Lebanon, Salem came to Australia in 1966. Self-employed in real estate since 1975, he is married with three children.

Sustaining a deep and passionate commitment to community issues, Sam has been a major contributor to the Australian Lebanese community for many years, holding positions such as Trustee/Australian Lebanese Zahle Association, Victoria; Events Coordinator / United Australian Lebanese Movement, Victoria; President / Melkite Catholic Eparchy Council, Victoria;  Past President / Australian Lebanese Association, Victoria; Director / Melkite Catholic Eparchy Corporation LTD Aust/NZ, and Past National Coordinator for UALM.


Christine Eid
Committee Member

Christine Eid established her research and arts practice TOW in 2001. Her experience on projects researching, utilising collections and recording oral histories has spanned across diverse subject areas including: Lebanese emigration, Victoria’s taxi industry, funeral photography in Lebanon and Melbourne’s signage and typography.

She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally. Eid also works as a curatorial assistant at the State Library of Victoria. She has written several papers and spoken at the ‘Locating History’ Australian Historical Association conference. Other professional memberships include; Australian Historical Association, Oral History Association of Australia, National Association for the Visual Arts and the Khatt Network.