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Georgios P. Kominos

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

North of Sydney stands the large country town of Armidale. Here stands the impressive establishment that one belonged to the Kodratos or Theodorakakis brothers and which now belongs to Mr. George P. Kominos, who hails from Kythera.

Mr. Kominos came to Australia from Athens in 1906 and, after working for five years in various positions alongside fellow Greeks, he succeeded in purchasing his own establishment, a photograph of which we give here. Mr. Kominos is deserving of great praise, as he is but 23 years old and yet is to be classed among the most well-established of the Greeks of Australia. He is always to be distinguished for his kindness and eagerness with which he contributes to any aim that benefits society.

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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