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The Brothers Nikolaos and Theodoros G. Marselou

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

Among those engaged in the purchase of real estate in Australia are the brothers Nikolaos and Theodoros G. Marselou. They are shop keepers in the country town of Narrandera, in New South Wales and are from Kythera.

Although they are still young and despite not having been in Australia long, they have managed, thanks to their conscientiousness and their commercial acumen, to life themselves to a very respectable financial level. This progress is due to their support for each other and to their methodical way of working, a feature sadly rarely to be remarked upon among the Greeks of Australia.

Messrs. Nikolaos and Theodoros Marselou have purchased two large buildings and one shop of the first rank of its kind in Narranda. And so they are today rightly to be included among the most successfully settled Greeks of Australia.

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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