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6416:History > Documents

submitted by Damian N. Andronicus on 26.01.2005

Stamps. Hermes head. Circulated from 1865.

"On 21 May 1864 (2 June, Gregorian) the Ionian State became part of the Kingdom of the Greeks, but it was not until 21 December (2 January 1865 Greg.) that new cancellers (see previous entry, this section), and the first large heads of Hermes came into use in all the islands".

From, The Seventh Island: A Short Philatelic History of Kythira.

BULLETIN OF THE HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Volume 17. No. 64. Fourth Quarter, 1986. pp.62-67. ...

6415:History > Documents

submitted by Damian N. Andronicus on 26.01.2005

Stamps. Cancellations from the Ionian Islands.

Cancelled stamps from the various Ionian Islands. Numbers allotted to the Greek Ionian Islands began with 106 for Kerkyra ending with 112 for Kythira - (far right).

From, The Seventh Island: A Short Philatelic History of Kythira.

BULLETIN OF THE HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Volume 17. No. 64. Fourth Quarter, 1986. pp.62-67.
[ISSN 0950-3102]

by Damian N Andronicus


See article in History, ...

6330:History > Documents

submitted by Dean Coroneos on 14.02.2012

Olympic Club of Sydney, New South Wales. Annual Magazine. 1948.

From Sport and the Australian Greek,
Dr. Steve Georgakis
Standard Publishing House Pty Ltd
Rozelle, Sydney.
2000.

Note the Clubs motto - which literally translated means - Healthy mind..and..Healthy body.

Sydney Olympic Club

Brief History


Through Nick Fisher’s connections in Sydney, Melbourne Olympic Club (MOC) members travelled to Sydney to play against Greek youth in Sydney who, ...

6254:History > Documents

submitted by Dean Coroneos on 07.01.2005

Kytherian Re-union. Canberra. 17-18 May 2003. Programme.

Numerous Kytherian events occur around the world on a regular basis.

This event was unique. For the first time in more than a century in Australia, an event was organised that had as its prime focus the re-union of Kytherians from around Australia.

It was held in Canberra, at the beautifully appointed, Hellenic Club.

A large photographic exhibition was mounted, and numerous Kytherian artefacts, crafts, tools, and other realia were on display. ...

6208:History > Documents

submitted by Kiriaki Orfanos on 04.01.2005

Immigration Minister Arthur Caldwell's Letter, on behalf of Prime Minister, Ben Chiflley, re: CONSTANTINE SIMOS. 3rd August, 1948.

Caldwell to Chifley.

Commonwealth of Australia

Office of the
Minister for Immigration
Parliament House
Canberra A.C.T.


3rd August, 1948.

My dear Prime Minister,

I refer to your letter of 29th July, in regard to representations made to you by Mr. G. Simos of The Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, on behalf of Mr. Constantine Simos who travelled to Australia under the name of Charles Cassematis and desires ...

6166:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 02.01.2005

I Zoi en Afstralia. Title page.

Title page of I Zoi en Afstralia, (Life in Australia), the first book in Modern Greek published in Australia (1916).

See Hugh Gilchrist, Australians and Greeks, Volume II: The Middle Years, pp. 253-257, for an excellent background history on the publication of the book.

6038:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 27.12.2004

Xmas Card. Mid 20th century. 1955.

It is difficult for persons born in Australia and the USA in the post Kytherian migration period, to truly appreciate how disruptive and heart-wrenching the breakup of families was during the emigration phase (from Kythera).

Nostalgia for the island, and desire to be with relatives was exacerbated during periods such as Christmas, when most families strive to be together.

This is reflected in Xmas cards, sent back to relatives who remained on Kythera. This card is from ...

6037:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 27.12.2004

Xmas Card. Mid 20th century. 1951.

It is difficult for persons born in Australia and the USA in the post Kytherian migration period, to truly appreciate how disruptive and heart-wrenching the breakup of families was during the emigration phase (from Kythera).

Nostalgia for the island, and desire to be with relatives was exacerbated during periods such as Christmas, when most families strive to be together.

This is reflected in Xmas cards, sent back to relatives who remained on Kythera. This card is from ...

6036:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 18.08.2005

Xmas Card. Mid 20th century.

Xmas Card. Mid 20th century.

It is difficult for persons born in Australia and the USA in the post Kytherian migration period, to truly appreciate how disruptive and heart-wrenching the breakup of families was during the emigration phase (from Kythera).

Nostalgia for the island, and desire to be with relatives was exacerbated during periods such as Christmas, when most families strive to be together.

This is reflected in Xmas cards, sent back to relatives ...

5722:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 29.11.2004

WWI Allegiance pledge - by 12 Greek shop-keepers in NSW country towns, 1915.

Declaration by 12 Greek shop-keepers (the majority Kytherians) in NSW country towns in 1915, pledging their profits to the Red Cross in the event of Greece enetering the war against the Allies. [From the Emmanuel Andronicus papers.]

"In the event of Greece going against England and the Allies, we the undersigned agree to contribute the whole of our profits to the Red Cross Society as long as the war lasts, or even the whole business concern, on the understanding that they will be ...

5624:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 22.11.2004

Letter from son to mother - almost certainly containing money.

The most typical of Kytherian documents in the 20th century.

A registered letter from Australia, from a son to his mother - almost certainly containing money (why bother registering a conversational letter) - to help sustain the family in Karavas, Kythera.

Posted, 23rd April, 1960.

From: George Levantis, then at, 126 Auburn Street in Goulburn, NSW, where he conducted a fruit shop business for many years.

To: His mother Katina Levantis, ...

5544:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 10.11.2004

Walgett. Luxury Theatre. Opening Programme, 1937. Obverse side. Conomos Brothers. Commentary by Les Tod.

The Luxury Theatre was built by the Conomos Brothers to replace their operation in the School of Arts Hall. The Luxury opened in April 1937, with the film Born to Dance. It was licensed 30.4.37 to seat 500.

The theatre was quite large, being three storeys high, with a dress circle. It cost £8,000 to build, using 375,000 bricks. Architect was Bruce Dellit, of the Sydney Liberty and Minerva fame, as well as the Hyde Park Memorial. ...

5543:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 10.11.2004

Walgett. Luxury Theatre. Opening Programme, 1937. Conomos Bros. Commentary by Les Tod.

The Luxury Theatre was built by the Conomos Brothers to replace their operation in the School of Arts Hall. The Luxury opened in April 1937, with the film Born to Dance. It was licensed 30.4.37 to saet 500.

The theatre was quite large, being three storeys high, with a dress circle. It cost £8,000 to build, using 375,000 bricks. Architect was Bruce Dellit, of the Sydney Liberty and Minerva fame, as well as the Hyde Park Memorial. ...

5323:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 30.10.2004

Cheque, Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, 1958.

As Kytherian shop keepers became more affluent in the period after WWII, they began to make displays of this new found affluence.

This is reflected in the ornate Art Deco re-furbishment of many of the shops and shop fixtures - but is also manifest in simple things - such as the elaborate and artistic designs of business and Company cheques, for example.

This is cheque from the famous Paragon Cafe in Katooomba, NSW. [There are multiple entries for the Paragon ...

5321:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 29.11.2004

Seal of the autonomous state of Kythera

"During WWI, Venizelos completely disagreed with the neutrality forced upon Greece by foreign interests. He started a revolutionary movement, and Kythera declared its independence. The events, although shortlived, are of historical importance and should be mentioned.

The revolutionary movement, initiated and headed by Venizelos as its President, had Panagiotis Daglis and Admiral Paul Koundouriotis amongst its members. The representatives of the Cretan administration, Karapanos, was ...

4225:History > Documents

submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 18.01.2011

The British cruiser Gloucester was sunk near Kythera

As James Prineas provided the photograph of the plaque on a house in Kapsali, it may be appropriate to re-submit the history behind the plaque.

Kythera is a small island just south of Neapolis at the southern tip of Greece. It is also about 50 miles northwest of Cape Spatha in northwest Crete. In the battle for Crete in 1941, the Southampton-class cruiser HMS Gloucester was sunk on the 22nd of May about 15 miles from Kythera, which was already occupied by the Germans. Seven hundred ...

3734:History > Documents

submitted by Peter Makarthis on 27.06.2004

Milk shakes made by machinery 1900

An early advertisement for the making of milkshakes at Inverell December 1900.I am unsure of the power source as electricity was not generally available until 1910 at Inverell.
Peter Makarthis

3695:History > Documents

submitted by George Poulos on 26.01.2005

Ionikon Kratos - Stamps 1859

These stamps were issued by the Ionikon Kratos [Ionian State??], in 1859.

At the time, the 7 islands of "Ionia" were a "territory" administered by the British.

Refer also to:

The Seventh Island: A Short Philatelic History of Kythira.

BULLETIN OF THE HELLENIC PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Volume 17. No. 64. Fourth Quarter, 1986. pp.62-67.
[ISSN 0950-3102]

by Damian N Andronicus


2555:History > Documents

submitted by Peter Makarthis on 14.05.2011

S.Peter & Co - Sydney Oyster Saloon

The Sydney Oyster Saloon trading as S.Peter& Co opened for business at 120 Otho Street Inverell NSW in September of 1899. The proprietor, Peter Phacheas(Fatseas) the first Greek business man to open a business in Inverell. This is the original advertisement as seen in the Boggy Camp,Tingha & Bora Creek Miner of 2 September 1899

2514:History > Documents

submitted by Peter Makarthis on 09.05.2004

S.Peter & Co Inverell NSW Australia

A Letterhead from S.Peter & Co Inverell listing other premises at Tingha and Bundarra 1908.Peter Cosmas Sourry from Potamos was the proprietor.
'Skoulandris'