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Georgios S. Sotiropoulos

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


When scarcely twenty two years old, Mr. G.S. Sotiropoulos, who comes from Akrata, near Aigialeia, bought a shop in the small country town of The Rock, in New South Wales, after two years of continuous work in Australia.

Mr. Sotiropoulos is guided by straightforward principles and sincere feelings, which, linked with his natural ability, will quickly take him to a position in which he will be splendidly set up.

His commercial name is G. Samson.


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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