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The Brothers Panos and Ioannis Spy. Zervos

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

Panos and Ioannis Spy. Zervos, who come from the viallage of Agia Saranda on Ithaki.

They own and manage one of the most profitable shops of Newcastle. It lies a little beyond the central street of the town and was established a few years ago by the older of the two brothers, Panos Zervos, who took on his younger brother as a partner a short time later.

The Zervos brothers co-exist in complete harmony. They enjoy a reputation for their rare virtures, as they do for the always eager, but silent, help they offer for any sacred and noble aim.

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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