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Georgios Kosma Kallinikos

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

In the small country town of Molong, in New South Wales, stands the smart and profitable shop belonging to the sympathetic Mr. Georgios Kallinikos, who is a Greek from Kythera. The shop was purchased by Mr. Kallinikos at the beginning of 1914, although he was previously the owner of another shop in another country town.

Mr. Kallinikos is very young and worthy of particularly praise for his love of hard work and his prudence and is to be classed among those who eagerly support any enterprise, either national or of help to society in general.

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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