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submitted by Helen Tzortzopoulos on 19.08.2005

Kytherian Brotherhood of Piraeus reaches its centenary year. 1999.

100 YEARS OLD!

It was a momentous accasion for the Kytherian Brotherhood of Piraeus as it celebrated 100 years since its founding in 1899. The elegant neo-classical building of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce provided a perfect venue for the two days celebrations which took place on the 6th & 7th November to commemorate the 100th Anniversary. On the Saturday evening, the first part of the function was principally of an academic nature. Mr. Vrettos Kypriotis - current ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 03.08.2005

Kythera pre-1945, as a Gemeinschaft community.

The Kythera in which my parents and grandparents grew up was a Gemeinschaft community, as defined by Tonnies.

The traditions, rituals, beliefs - the general ethos of Kythera - confirm this fact.

Many of the adjustments that Kytherian's made in Australia involved adapting mentally to the increasingly more sophisticated Gesellschaft society that Australia became in the 20th century. Adjusting to the shift was much greater for Kytherians than it was for mainstream ...

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submitted by Peter Vanges on 03.08.2005

Events on Kythera. 1917-1940.

On page 157 in Kythera. A History, published 1993, I summarised very briefly the history of Kythera 1917 - 1940 in the following way:

1917 On 26th February, Kythera was declared an independent state.

1918 General mobilisation and call up of Kytherians.

1918 Gabriel Haros of Levadi imports the first automobile, a Fiat.

1918 Epidemic of the Spanish influenza. Many die.

1921 Establishment of first year of Kythera High ...

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submitted by Peter Bouras on 03.08.2005

How Italians became Greeks

In the lead up to WWII and throughout World War II, Greek shopkeepers, many of them Kytherians spent a great deal of time and energy convincing other Australians that they were not the enemy - Italians.

In Melbourne Weekend, (Publisher The Age (1985)) whilst relating the history of Carlisle Street, Melbourne, Rebecca Batties and Annette Young note that the opposite also happened - that Italian shopkeepers tried to pass themselves off as Greeks, in order to avoid negative ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 31.07.2005

DNA - A Proposed Tzortzopoulos Gene Project.

As has been well documented at kythera-family there are many parachouklia (the Scot's would say clan groups) amongst those who share the family name TZORTZOPOULOS.

Names include:

Hihlis
Georgakas
Katsovitha
Kapitanios
Douris
Tsiboukas
Logothetis
Kourvoulis
Xilos
Katharos
Pappayogiggi
Sihanouli

Details about each parachoukli can be found at People, subsection ...

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submitted by Dean Coroneos on 26.07.2005

Genealogy and Genes.

DNA Markers. A Human Road Map.

By Steve Meacham

Sydney Morning Herald. Tuesday July 26th. 2005. Page 11.


The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project -launched in Washington, in April, -will attempt to trace the 60,000-year history of human migration using DNA analysis.

“Our DNA tells a fascinating story of the human journey: how we are all related and how our ancestors got to where we are today,” the ...

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submitted by Dean Coroneos on 26.07.2005

Genealogy. The dead persons society.

By Steve Meacham

Sydney Morning Herald. Tuesday July 26th. 2005. Page 11.


"Once, skeletons were locked in the closet. No longer, as we dig deeper for the roots of our family trees", writes Steve Meacham.

More than 40 years ago, says Heather Garnsey, the sober staff who worked behind the counters of the Society of Australian Geneal­ogists felt they had to protect innocents from the “C” word.
If someone came in researching ...

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submitted by Dean Coroneos on 26.07.2005

Geneaology. The Ryerson Index.

An Important research tool for Kytherians searching their genealogical roots in Australia.

How Joyce's list became the toast of cyberspace

By Steve Meacham
July 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald. Tuesday July 26th. 2005. Page 5.

[[picture:"Joyce Ryerson genealogy.jpg" ID:7768]]

Hatched, matched and dispatched … Joyce Ryerson at work on the Ryerson Index, which is about to celebrate its millionth entry.
Photo: ...

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submitted by Helen Tzortzopoulos on 21.07.2005

Kytherian Events June 2005.

Events on Kythera.

From the Kytheraismos Newspaper,
www.kyheraismos.gr
info@kytheraismos.gr
published, and distributed throughout the world monthly,

Main News, in English

By Helen Tzortzopoulos


It seems months since Easter came and went and yet it is not even a month. The trouble is that most of us are so busy with our day-to-day problems ...

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submitted by Helen Tzortzopoulos on 21.07.2005

Kytherian Events. May 2005.

Events on Kythera.

From the Kytheraismos Newspaper,
www.kyheraismos.gr
info@kytheraismos.gr
published, and distributed throughout the world monthly,

Main News, in English

By Helen Tzortzopoulos


I Promise!!! No more discussions on transport this month and for a very good reason I may add. Next week Easter is upon us and after trying ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 03.06.2006

A Gourmet’s Guide to Lismore - 4

The Gollan Milk Bar (85 Woodlark)

George Sargent is now the longest running Greek proprietor in Woodlark, having taken up residence in 1936, but a relative youngster in the long run of Woodlark machinations. His shop is believed to have been the site of an earlier fruit shop, perhaps Greek, handed onto the Gollan Hotel developers in ~1934. The Gollan gobbled up a number of old businesses in its reconstruction, including Denny Panaretto’s around the corner in Keen. But while ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 03.06.2006

A Gourmet’s Guide to Lismore - 3

The Crethar Hamburger

Harry and his dad wasted no time in adding a series of mod cons, the culmination of which was the introduction of music selection boxes at each cubicle where the latest pop tunes could be chosen at the table and relayed to the jukebox upstairs. The students from across the road loved it all, the place quickly becoming a Lismore institution. But, notwithstanding the other attractions that made it the ‘in’ place for a few generations of schoolies, it ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 04.06.2006

A Gourmet’s Guide to Lismore - 2

The Feros Fruit Shop (54 Magellan)

Peter George Feros (Pikouli) had been doing a good trade here, mainly fruit but with a milk bar sideline, since 1946 when he came up from Ballina to go into partnership with his cousin, Jack Jim Feros. Jack, a Lismore resident since 1919 and an old hand in the fruit retailing and wholesaling business, retired to Byron Bay in 1951, leaving Peter, and by then his wife, Helen, nee Prineas, and sons George and Phillip, to reverse the fruit/milkbar ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 03.06.2006

A Gourmet’s Guide to Lismore - 1

The year is 1955 and 18yr old Harry Eric Crethar is doing his usual run around ‘The Block’, the local name for the major retail portion of Lismore’s CBD, sussing out the café competition in preparation for the launch of his very own ‘Wonder Bar.’

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[Haralambos Anargyros Kritharis, Greek National Day 1955 Bexhill.]

He’s a happy chap; having survived the destruction of war-torn Athens and ...

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submitted by Vema Newspaper on 02.04.2011

War Service by Kytherian Australians

Kytherians at War

Greek Australian VEMA
TO BHMA 7/39
April 2002

ANZAC Day Feature


Compiled (with the help of many others) and edited by Ann Coward


No, this is not an article about feuding fami­lies. It is about Australian Greeks, in this instance all descendants of the island of Kythera (Cirigo), who served in the wars of the 20th Century. Some fought for Greece, but the majority for Australia.

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submitted by George Vardas on 19.06.2005

The hand that scrawled graffiti: A Scottish traveller on Kythera in the nineteenth century

The hand that scrawled graffiti:
A Scottish traveller on Kythera in the nineteenth century

This is a story about a simple inscription, “GALT 1810” which can still be found in a limestone cave on the island of Kythera. What it represents and how it came to be etched onto a rocky formation in one of the inner chambers of the cave of Agia Sofia will take us on a journey of the Romantic imagination, a journey back into the nineteenth century of travellers, dreamers and the ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 21.05.2005

Liberation of Greece 1944

LIBERATION OF GREECE
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Ceremony at Cenotaph
A very dignified and solemn ceremony was enacted at the Inverell Cenotaph on Friday morning when the liberation and defence of Greece was celebrated by the Greek community of Inverell.
This was in conformity with the express desire of the Greek Church and high authorities, namely that in all towns and villages, large or small, commemoration should be made of the of the great fight put up
by the Allied Nations ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 24.07.2006

Northern NSW - 13

Central Western Slopes – Warrumbungle District

Baradine


Antonios Dimitrios Diacopoulos appears to be the Samaritan who brought the loaves and fishes to the Baradinian timber workers. He was 13yrs old when he began his pilgrimage from Karavas in 1911, ranging all over NSW until finding devoted disciples here in the early 1920s. He was still performing miracles in the kitchen into the late 1930s but … at some stage thereafter the Pentes Bros received ...

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submitted by Helen Tzortzopoulos on 08.05.2005

Kytherian Events. April 2005.

Events on Kythera.

From the Kytheraismos Newspaper,
www.kyheraismos.gr
info@kytheraismos.gr
published, and distributed throughout the world monthly,

Main News, in English

By Helen Tzortzopoulos

Chronia Polla and Kali Sarakosti !
Kathari Deftera (Clean Monday), the first day of Lent celebrated on the 14th March this year, ...

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submitted by Vema Newspaper on 02.05.2006

Sourry & Coroneo: Pioneer film exhibitors

The Greek Australian Vema.
9/41
December, 2002


By Ann Coward

Until the. 1920s Greek-Australian film exhibitors operated as travelling picture show men, and/or leased local theatres. These the­atres, mostly open-air, were usually operated on a part-time basis. Peter Sourry and Alec Coroneo realised they could make a full-time living from film exhibiting if the town’s popu­lation was large enough, and so, in the early 1920s ...