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Dimitrios D. Protopsaltis and Emmanouil D. Haniotis

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

Messrs. Dimitris D. Protopsaltis and Emmanouil D. Haniotis, who both come from Kythera, opened a shop in the small country town of Bowral, in New South Wales, in 1914. It is to be noted that these two proud and self-respecting young men have been friends, since childhood. They decided together to migrate to Australia. They traveled by steamship together and in Australia worked in the same shop as employees. Finally, becoming partners, they opened the profitable establishment that they now manage.

One can expect many and great things from this pair, who are full of the urge to better themselves and who work together so enviably.

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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