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Ioannis Ant. Prineas

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

Hailing from the village of Mitata on Kythera, Mr. Ioannis Prineas, who is full of the desire for betterment in life, is to be classed among the extremely well set up Greeks of Australia. He came to Australia about the middle of 1906 and, thanks to his hard work and perseverance, established a shop in a small country town in New South Wales, which he shortly sold, to buy another located in the wealthy country of Condobolin, in New South Wales, where the railway line terminates. Mr. Prineas, who is only 24 years old, with his younger brother, who is also full of the desire for betterment, by his side, is certain to reach an outstanding financial position.

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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