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The Brothers Sotirios and Georgios Th. Cominos

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

Messrs. the brothers Georgios and Sotirios Th. Cominos were educated in Athens and come from Kythera. They are very young and came to Australia but a few years ago. The result of their refined and notable talents is the creation, within but a short time, of two splendid shops, in the country towns of Longreach and Blackall in Queensland. These they manage in a spirit of exemplary unity and skill.

Their commercial name is: Comino Bros.

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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