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Alexandros Geor. Grivas

Member of the Advisory Council of the Greek Community of New South Wales

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Mr. Alexandros G. Grivas, who has been elected twice as member of the Advisory Council of the Greek Community of New South Wales, comes from Kollinai, in the region of Mantineia and was born in 1887.

After a period of about 8 years residence in Athens, he came to Sydney, in ...

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Athanasios F. Kliris and Georgios V. Voreias

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Messrs. Athanasios F. Kliris, who hails from Athens, and Georgios V. Voreias, who comes from the Peiraeus, are both offspring of the best families.

They came to Australia a few years ago and through their love of hard work and their correct understanding of circumstances they succeeded in acquiring two extremely smart shops located centrally in the great city of Sydney.

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Emmanouil I. Tsiragakis

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Mr. Emmanouil I. Tsiragakis, who comes from Carpathos, was born on 25th September, 1893. Having finished
gymnasion in the Peiraeus, he left for Australia on 11th April 1911, aspiring to a broader career.

Residing in Sydney for about 18 months, during which he worked as an employee, he opened a shop, using as the means to do so only he sense of economy, honesty ...

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Spyridon P. Mylonopoulos

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Mr. S. P. Mylonopoulos comes from Aroniadika, on Kythera, and has been in Australia for 10 years, during which time he has been engaged in various commercial activities.

Together with his sons, Panayiotis and Dimitris, he owns a lucrative shop located in one of the most central locations in the great city of Sydney.


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Pantazis K. Gahnis

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Mr. Pantazis K. Gahnis, hailing from Volos, came to Australia but a few years ago and was the first Greek to open a factory manufacturing American confectionary in the great city of Sydney. It stands at 194 King St., and its name is Olymbia Confectioner Factory. Mr. Gahnis has always been notable for his love of hard work, determination and decisiveness.


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Dimitrios I. Paxinos

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One of the oldest Greeks in Melbourne is the 50-year old Mr. D. I. Paxinos, who comes from Stavros, on Ithaki. Despite having lived in Australia for 34 years continuously, he still retains the lively and flourishing sentiments of the Greek.

Mr. Paxinos has wrestled triumphantly with the true struggle for existence and with all the innumerable problems that he has encountered. ...

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Antonios Io. Divolis

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Hailing from Sinikos, in the Kyklades, Mr. Antonios I. Divolis arrived in Melbourne, in Australia, in 1906. A child of hard work and economies, he quickly engaged in commercial enterprise and now owns Hellas, the Greek café and restaurant, the tobacconists and the hotel that stand in central position in the great city of Melbourne.

Mr. Divolis is sympathetic in appearance, ...

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Athanasios Emm. Samios

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Mr. Athanasios Emm. Samios, who comes from Kythera, enjoys particular esteem for his remarkable commercial acumen, since he has opened a great number of shops during the period of 12 years that he has spent in Australia.

Since 1910, he has owned a shop in Coff’s Harbour, in New South Wales. A man of hard work and willpower, Mr. Samios has always overcome any difficulties ...

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Karydis and CO.

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In Toowoomba also stands the recently opened shops belonging to Messrs. Theodoros P. Karydis, Georgios Th. Zantiotis and Konstantinos P. Karydis, all from Kythera, which has the commercial name of Careedy and Co.

In this shop a good number of Greeks are employed, something that indicates that its trade flourishes and progresses very satisfactorily.


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Haralambos Vr. Kritharis

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In the coastal town of Ballina, in New South Wales, stands the establishment of Mr. Haralambos Kritharis. Mr. Kritharis comes from Kythera and is a man full of the desire for betterment and of the love of hard work.

After a residence of some years in Athens, Mr. Kritharis came to Australia in 1907. Being an accomplished connoisseur of the difficulties of life, he evaluated ...

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Georgios Karantzis

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In a central position in the great city of Sydney stand two extremely luxurious and lucrative shops, belonging to the extremely charming Greek, Mr. Georgios Karantzis, who comes from Kythera.

He is always to be distinguished for his generosity and philanthropy and has been a valuable protector of his brothers. He is gentle and sympathetic and has never clashed with ...

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Antonios Emm. Kasimatis

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In the village of Wauchope, in New South Wales, stands the shop belonging to the Kasimatis brothers, Antonios and Konstantinos, who come from Kythera.

The older brother, Konstantinos, was the first to come to Australia, in 1905. He speedily began to engage in commercial activity. His younger brother, Konstantinos, came in 1912.

Both brothers ...

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Emmanouil P. Mavromatis

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Mr. Emmanouil P. Mavromatis is to be classed among the extremely successfully established Greeks of Australia. He owns a luxurious and lucrative shop, lying on one of the central streets in the great city of Sydney. Mr. Mavromatis is always to be distinguished for his pure feelings and love of betterment.

Coming from Kythera, Mr. Mavromatis came to Australia after ...

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Order of SS. Michael and George. Origins in the creation of the Ionian State.

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Badge of gold, in the centre a raised figure of St Michael subduing Satan, encircled by the motto AUSPICIUM MELIORIS AEVI in gold on blue enamel. Set on a white enamel seven-armed cross with fourteen points edged in gold. The badge is surmounted by a royal crown. The reverse features a raised figure of St George and the dragon. The badge probably belonged to William IV
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Theodoros Pan. Lahanas

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One of the most beautiful and elegant shops in the interior of New South Wales belongs to Mr. Theodoros P. Lahanas, from Kythera.

Mr. Lahanas came to Australia in 1900 and about the middle of 1906, in partnership with his elder brother, bought a shop in the country town of Kempsy. They have raised the business to a notable position, thanks to their skill.

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I. M. Tomaras, D.A. Triphyllis and Dion. Panaretos

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Mr. Ioannis Milt. Tomaras, who comes from Livadia, Antonios A. Tryphillis and Dionysios Panaretos, who both come from Kythera, having arrived in Australi, succeeded, thanks to their ability, integrity and hard work, in buying two lucrative shops in the town of Tamworth, in New South Wales.

These shop, under the capable management of Mr. Tomaras, notable for his specialized ...

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Spyridon Ch. Oikonomopoulos and Konstantinos Kalpaxis

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Offspring of currant-bearing Corinth, Mr. Spyridon Oikonopoulos, born in the village of Moulki, in 1893, came to Australia while still almost a child, in 1908.

In partnership with his uncle, Konstantinos P. Kalpaxis, who also comes from the Corinthia, he owns a most attractive shop in the village of Macksville, in New South Wales, on the river Numbucca.

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Theodoros Har. Katsoulis

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Among the businessmen of Australia we must place Mr. Theodoros Ch. Katsoulis, who comes from Potamos in Kythera and who is partner in a shop in Bellingen in New South Wales. He is well known for his former business activities in which he engaged. He is noted for his love of hard work, his persistence and faultless hospitality.


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Michael Kosma Katsoulis

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From Potamos on Kythera comes the most sympathetic of fellow Greeks, Mr. Michael Katsoulis, who is partners in a shop in the country town of Bellingen, in New south Wales.

He is famed for his keen commercial acumen and his pure and noble sentiments. He saw service in the two recent glorious Greek wars as interpreter for the British military attaché, during the drawing ...

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The Brothers Ioannis and Antonios Notaras

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Among those who should feel proud of the splendid results of their abilities and willpower is Mr. Lambros I. Notaras, who today resides back in his homeland of Kythera.

It was through he choice of good fortune that he came to Australia, together with his powerful desire for work. He faced problems, as do all who seek to better themselves in a foreign land, but finally ...