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Dimitrios I. Paxinos

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

One of the oldest Greeks in Melbourne is the 50-year old Mr. D. I. Paxinos, who comes from Stavros, on Ithaki. Despite having lived in Australia for 34 years continuously, he still retains the lively and flourishing sentiments of the Greek.

Mr. Paxinos has wrestled triumphantly with the true struggle for existence and with all the innumerable problems that he has encountered. He is now managers and owner of a shop and is one of the very well established Greeks of Melbourne. He is also Advisor to the Greek Community there.

Mr. Paxinos, after all his family obligations, does not, however, cease working for homeland and community.

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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