The expanding tentacles of the NVG

For the odd person who is interested (and you know how odd you are!), here is a quick timeline of the growth of the NVG over the years.

NVG Branches (called Garrisons pre 2006):

  • Vlachernai - Melbourne, Vic (est 1981)
  • Mountians - Blue Mountians, NSW (est 1983, was Katoomba Garrison)
  • Miklagard - Sydney, NSW (est 1987)
  • Riverina - Cootamundra, NSW (est 1991, folded 1994)
  • Dyrrachium - Geraldton, WA (est 1993 from the 1990 Port Hedland outpost, folded 2003)
  • Sarkland/Antioch - Ballarat, Vic (est 1991, originally referred to as the Central Victorian Garrison [Newstead, halfway between Ballarat & Bendigo], then called Sarkland, changed to Antioch in 1995)
  • Rusland - Brisbane, Qld (est 1993)
  • Dubh Linn - Geelong, Vic (est 1993)
  • Thessalonika - Mildura, Vic (est 1995)
  • Hodegon - Melbourne, Vic (est 1998)
  • Handakas - Adelaide, SA (est 2002)
  • Vighla - Bendigo, Vic (est 2006)
  • Jorth Gar - Gold Coast, Qld (est 2006)
  • Maurokastron - Brisbane, Qld (est 2008)
  • Ladoga - Adelaide, SA (est 2009)



  • (Info from Egfroth’s unofficial history of the NVG and the Varangian Voice)

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