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Kyriakos I. Baveas and Theodoros G. Fardoulis

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

Mr Kyriakos Ioan. Baveas is one of those who abandoned their work and hearkened to the call of the fatherland during the last two glorious wars.

He left Australia at once for Greece on the declaration of the Greco-Turkish War and served as a sailor for the whole of the two wars and then returned to Australia, and is now in the country town of Narrabri, in New South Wales. Here he has two shops, both founded in 1909 and held in partnership with Mr. Th. G. Fardoulis, who is likewise full of the desire for betterment in life.

Thanks to the good qualities which are typical of them both and which are the produce of their activity, they have set themselves up splendidly and can expect a well-omened future.

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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