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submitted by Hugh Gilchrist on 11.01.2005

I ZOI EN AFSTRALIA. Η ΖΩΗ ΕΝ AΥΣTΡAΛΙA. The history of the publication of the book.

From,

Hugh Gilchrist's Australians and Greeks. Volume II. The Middle Years
Chapter XIV
Guides for the Greeks

pages 253-257.

Between 1915 and 1939 three Greek books were published in Australia. All had a similar purpose: to guide Australia’s Greeks and promote their welfare. What they also did was to raise comparisons between aspects of the Greek and the Australian way of life, as then lived.

I Zoi en Afstralia

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submitted by Kiriaki Orfanos on 04.01.2005

House of J. B. (Ben) Chifley . Bathurst, New South Wales.

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Prime Minister, J. B. (Ben) Chifley, was born and raised in Bathurst, New South Wales.
The Federal electorate which he represented included the town of Katoomba, NSW., which is reasonably close to the town of Bathurst.
This is meant to create a link to the document below, which has also been posted at History, subsection, Documents.
Clearly Chifley had frequented the Paragon Cafe, and Mr G Simos was a man ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 16.09.2005

I Zoi en Afstralia.

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I Zoi en Afstralia, the book; on display at the Inverell Transport Museum, Inverell, NSW, April, 2004.

Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW (MGF) staged the -Milkshakes, Sundaes and Cafe Culture exhibition in various venues around New South Wales, Australia, in 2003-2004.

I Zoi en Afstralia is open on pages 146-147.

On page 146 are depicted shops of Peters & Co, ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 28.12.2004

Chapter Five, Kalgoorlie between the Wars: a mine of racism? [Part B]

Chapter Five,
Kalgoorlie between the Wars:
a mine of racism?

of, A. Markus's, Australian Race Relations 1788-1993, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards,
1994, p. 150, is available at:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~griff52/Gregson/h%20Chapter%205%20Kalgoorlie%20&%20racism.pdf

as a PDF file.

Part B. Continued from previous entry.

Industrial opposition to the riots

In 1934, ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 05.01.2005

Chapter Five, Kalgoorlie between the Wars: a mine of racism? Part A.

Chapter Five,
Kalgoorlie between the Wars:
a mine of racism?

of, A. Markus's, Australian Race Relations 1788-1993, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards,
1994, p. 150, is available at:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~griff52/Gregson/h%20Chapter%205%20Kalgoorlie%20&%20racism.pdf

as a PDF file.

If you need any convincing about the depth of anti-foreign, and hence anti-Greek racism in Australia in the pre WWII era, ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 13.08.2009

TZORTZOPOULOS - history of the origin of the surname.

ΤΖΩΡΤΖΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

There is a powerful tradition amongst various Tzortzopouli soi that their original progenitor was British - either English or Scottish. In Australia (with both the Hlihlis and Kapatanios soi, and England, (through my cousin George Haralambos Tzortzopoulos, London), the common variant of the story is:

"According to Kytherian popular belief - the 6 or 7 Tzortzopoulos clans of Karavas, including a number of whose members ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 18.12.2004

John Andronicus. A Kytherian facilitates the shift from tea to coffee drinking in Australia.

Post War Australia - Selling Coffee drinking - Review.

From:

http://www.alphalink.com.au/~loge27/p_war_aus/M_Market/pwar_aus_mm_coffee.htm

Mark Pendergrast

Uncommon grounds

The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

Basic Books, $US30.

In the 1900s, coffee traders eschewed sex appeal in their advertisements as ‘questionable taste’. Sexism was confined to praising a wife whose ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 16.12.2004

Freeleagus Brothers.

From:

http://thecouriermail.com.au/extras/oq/book11timeline5.html

The Courier Mails' Time Line.

1904 - Freeleagus Bros buy their first fish shop in George St, Brisbane; to become largest Greek café and food chain involving 10 brothers between WWI and WWII.

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 11.12.2004

A Thematic History of the Central West. Comprising the NSW Historical Regions of Lachlan and Central Tablelands.

A long (117 page), interesting document at:

http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/docs/thematichistory_centralwest.pdf

composed by Terry Kass for the NSW Heritage Office.

Chapters 4 & 5 are of particular interest:

Chapter 4: NSW Historical Theme: Ethnic influences

Chapter 5: NSW Historical Theme: Migration

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 10.12.2004

James Samios, speaking in the upper house of the NSW Parliament on the launch od Denis Conomos' - The Greeks in Queensland.

NSW Legislative Council Hansard, 30/10/2002

THE GREEKS IN QUEENSLAND A HISTORY FROM 1859 TO 1945

The Hon. JAMES SAMIOS [10.30 p.m.]:

Recently I attended the Hellenic Club in Sydney for the launch of a book called The Greeks in Queensland, A History from 1859 to 1945, which refers to a period ending in 1945. The author of the book, which related to the early settlement of Greeks coming into New South Wales and then going into Queensland, where ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.12.2004

The Greekness in Me Exhibition. Hurstville Council. History of Greek's in the Hurstville Shire Council area. St. George region, Sydney.

—August 7—October 28, 2004.

A man’s homeland is wherever he prospers, Aristophanes, Plutus, 388 B.C.

Greeks have a long history of travel and migration which dates back to the third century BC (Tsounis, 1971 pg 41). They have left their homeland, patridha, due to war, poverty, work and for some even love. Their Greek culture and heritage is so strong, that they have created settlements or paroikia (a place close to home) across the globe in such ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.12.2004

Greek-Australian Women. In Her Own Image: Exhibition by Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski.

From:

http://www.oneira.net.au/gaw.htm

Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski investigate the historical and contemporary Greek-Australian female presence a subject that has unfortunately not received the attention it should.

Greek women have been settling in Australia since at least 1835. Their stories, filled with successes, failures, hopes and dreams - of an Australia of challenges, a Greece of memory and a faith in the unfolding of a potentially ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 20.12.2004

Frank Emmanuel Notaras. The naming of Notaras Lane. Gungahlin. Canberra.

Australian Capital Territory

Public Place Names 2002, No. 11 (Street Nomenclature –
Gungahlin)

Disallowable Instrument DI2002-171
made under the
Public Place Names Act 1989, section 3 (Minister to determine names)

I DETERMINE the names of the public places that are Territory Land as specified in
the attached schedule and as indicated on the attached plan.

Lincoln James Hawkins
Delegate of the Minister

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 08.12.2004

Faces beyond the Greek cafe

From,

Neos Kosmos, (Melbourne)

Monday 21-6-2004

English Edition.

http://www.neoskosmos.com.au//040621/nkew/entertainment/entertainment_index.shtml

Faces beyond the Greek cafe

Between the late nineteenth century and the end of the 1940s Greeks became quite pronounced in Australia's food catering industry. Nevertheless, they did, and have continued to enter, a variety of other occupations. Effy Alexakis ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 05.12.2004

Soldiers in Greek national dress marching in Brisbane, ca. 1941

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Evzone soldiers marching in Brisbane. Zonnysthai in the ancient times meant forearming. Evzone, thus, is the well-armed man (Information taken from: Greek traditional costumes - flags and banners,

http://www.cable-infinity.gr/telpeh/en/default.htm

This is a brilliant site with information about Greek traditional flags and banners, and also traditional ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.12.2004

Kapsali (Kythera), Aegean Sea. 5 May 1944.

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Direct hits by cannon shellfire from a Bristol Beaufighter aircraft on an enemy merchantman. Beaufighter Squadrons operating from Middle East bases are continually patrolling inlets and waterways of the Aegean coast for caiques and coastal vessels with supplies, petrol and ammunition for the enemy. Sweeping down from the hills they shoot up with cannon fire and bomb any enemy vessels they observe.

From ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.12.2004

Greek School. Armidale. 1982-1987.

"The Greek ethnic school in Armidale was established in 1982. It held classes on Sundays during school terms at one of the local primary schools. It closed down in 1987 because most of the children had either moved out of town, or gone on to high school. Those wanting to continue the language at secondary school do so by correspondence courses.

An ethnic school is run by a particular community in order to impart the language, culture, and heritage of the community to its children. ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.12.2004

The commercial traveller.

This refers to the travelling salespeople who moved from one country town to another promoting the goods produced by their companies.

They sold wholesale products, for example Allens sweets and Cadbury's choclates, to cafes.

Some Greek-Australians became travelling salesmen.

Nancy Keesing in Lily on the Dustbin, Penguin, Ringwood, 1982 - describes one traveller in the 1930's who always sought out the local Greek cafe in order to eat Greek ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 16.09.2005

A.H.E.P.A. Australian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

A.H.E.P.A. was first established in Scone, NSW., in 1935.

The majority of the Australian Greeks who established AHEPA were Kytherians.

It was modelled on the American H.E.P.A. which had been set up in 1922.

The organisation offered a structured means for keeping Greeks in contact with Greeks throughout the country.

For more information see,

Gillian Bottomley. After the Odyssey: A Study of Greek Australians. Queensland ...

History > General History

submitted by George Poulos on 03.12.2004

Barbarossa. References from the web.

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The following are references to Barbarossa from the web.

http://www.cindyvallar.com/havens2.html

Notorious Pirate Havens Around the World

By Cindy Vallar


"Pirate havens have existed throughout the world and throughout history. The Barbary corsairs favored Algiers, Morocco, Tripoli, and Tunis for their havens. Technically privateers, these corsairs attacked ships and settlements ...