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submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 14.12.2006

Letter of congratulations from John Howard to Con George (Tzortzo)Poulos.

Letter of congratulations from John Howard to Con George (Tzortzo)Poulos.
Copyright (2006)

PRIME MINISTER

CANBERRA

Mr Con George Poulos

c/- 42 Eastern Avenue
DOVER HEIGHTS NSW 2030

Dear Mr Poulos

It is with much pleasure that I send you this message of congratulations on the occasion of your 90th birthday.

Over fifty years ago you chose Australia to be your home and a generous people extended to you their gift of welcome.

In the half century that has transpired, you have joined with so many other proud Australians to help make this country what it is today. You made a home for your family and provided for them a secure future as they, in turn, have forged a prosperous life for their children.

Your efforts over the years have shown that our wealth as a nation is due in no small part to the toil of those who have chosen to make Australia their home.

On your 90th birthday please accept my best wishes, not only on this important milestone but for the wonderful contribution you have made to our country.

Janette joins me in wishing you many happy returns.

Yours sincerely

John Howard


To view/download a .pdf version of the letter:

90th Birthday - Con George Poulos.pdf


The Prime Minister of Australia sent the abovementioned letter of congratulations to Con George Poulos for his 90th birthday. This is every immigrant's "dream" letter of validation. Pappou Con, whose parachoukli is Hlihlis, was born on October 18th, 1916, to George and Olympia Tzortzopoulos, in Karavas, Kythera. The Poulos clan celebrated the birthdays of Con, Dean & Sebastian (Tzortzo)Poulos on Sunday, 29th October, at the Alexander the Great Club in Marrickville, making it a Big Fat Kytherian Birthday Party!

Na ta Ekatostisete!

The Kytherian, (Newsletter of the Kytherian Association of Australia), December 2006, page 9

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