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Antonios Emm. Kasimatis

This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" :

In the village of Wauchope, in New South Wales, stands the shop belonging to the Kasimatis brothers, Antonios and Konstantinos, who come from Kythera.

The older brother, Konstantinos, was the first to come to Australia, in 1905. He speedily began to engage in commercial activity. His younger brother, Konstantinos, came in 1912.

Both brothers opened the shop, about the middle of 1913. Notable for their love, unity and refinement, both brothers retain a lively instinct for hospitality.

Thus they are rightly to be included among the Greeks who are noble in feeling and distinguished by their desire for betterment

This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" published in 1916 by John Comino. It is an important book as it was one of the first Greek books published in Australia for the Greeks back in the homeland. If they needed any more convincing of the golden opportunities awaiting them in Australia, it probably helped create interest amongst young Kytherians and other Greeks. Each of the men portrayed in the book paid for the honour, which, considering their reputation for thriftiness, must have made the decision a hard one for many a Kytherian.

The Kythera-Family.net team, with the support of the Nicolaus Aroney Trust and other generous sponsors, has undertaken to transcribe the entire book for the website and to translate it into English for the non-greek-speaking diaspora community. We hope to also produce a printed version of the translation of Life in Australia sometime in 2005.

For valuable information about the historical background of the publication of Life in Australia, please read the entry by Hugh Gilchrist I ZOI EN AFSTRALLIA in the History, General History section.

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