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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 25.02.2020
Kritharis and Frantzeskakis
A story set in Sandstone
Places – Karavas, Kythera and Q Station, North Head Sydney.
Time – 1914
Ship – RMS Orsova
Dramatis Personae – Konstantine Kritharis (1878 -1953)
Theodore Frantzeskakis (1898 -1941)
Two men from the village of Karavas on the island of Kythera carved their names on a sandstone platform above the Quarantine Station at North ...
submitted by Lillian Bradley on 09.01.2020
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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 26.04.2019
These are some memories of Andreas Kalokairinos' life on Kythera before he moved to Australia. He was kind enough to tell them to me a few years ago for my book The Kytherians. Andreas died in April of 2019 on Kythera. He will be missed!
MEMORIES OF ANDREAS KALOKAIRINOS
There’s one thing I’m proud of about myself: I’ve got a very good memory. With more recent things I’m not ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 21.08.2018
Man who found luck in the Lucky Country
(Transcribed from Australian Women’s Weekly, 30 Jan 1974)
Andrew V. Fatseas tells his story.
This story for Australia Day (1974) – the day marking European settlement in this country – tells what happened to a Greek migrant who arrived in 1924, 136 years after the first settler stepped ashore at Sydney ….. a ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 26.02.2019
‘Andrew’ Anargyros Vretos Fatseas
Andrew Victor Fatseas (Andy)
1907 – 1998
“Whether in bliss or in distress, I never forget the land of my birth. After all, it was mother Greece who instilled into me those moral virtues, without which I would not have appreciated as fully as I do now what Australia has given to me.”
‘Andrew’ Fatseas, Australia Day 1974
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 31.05.2018
Reprinted from the 1974 Franklin High School Yearbook
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Franklin students pay tribute to their Dedicated Friend
Go to any school, and there are bound to be teachers, administrators, janitors, even secretaries that have been there for years and years and have become legends in their own time. At Franklin, Pete Clentzos has become such a ...
submitted by vasiliki Theocharopoulou on 03.11.2017
My grandfather, John Panaretos, returned from Australia in 1906. He married my grandmother, Eleni Katsouli, who died a year later, 17 days after the birth of my father, Dimitris. The orphan child was then breastfed by Irini Prineas. When my father was three years old, my grandfather remarried and had four children with his second wife. My father had a difficult childhood, always having to do ...
submitted by vasiliki Theocharopoulou on 17.05.2017
I was born at home, in the village of Potamos, in March 1933, though my birth was registered one year later.My mother suffered from postnatal fever-it was very common back then-and so shetravelled to Piraeus to be treated in the hospital. It took some time for her to come back and register the newborn baby, so 1934 is the official year of birth on my certificate. ...
submitted by vasiliki Theocharopoulou on 01.03.2017
My name is Stathoula Souri. I was born on the 20th of August 1929 in Gerakari village. Gerakari is where I got married, Gerakari is where I raised my children. Not at the same house. I was born, raised and married at my father’s house and later on we made our own home, also in Gerakari.
I only went to Primary school. After this I didn’t continue, because the war came. My father had planned for ...
submitted by Anna Cominos on 01.09.2016
PRESS RELEASE 2
RETURN TO THE VILLAGE Warps Reality
Where are we going? Where have we been?
The eternal existential questions are limitless. Comic sit-down storyteller, Anna Cominos
tackles these eternal questions and more in her new one-woman show RETURN TO THE VILLAGE,
from 27-30 September, at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre as part ...
submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 16.02.2016
The Weekend Neos Kosmos, (Melbourne)
Saturday 13th February 2016, Page 16
Author Melina Mallos has a winning formula for bringing children in touch with their cultural heritage that Cat while on holiday to her parents' birthplace
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One can't think of the beautiful cobbled streets of the Greek islands without the meow of a cat springing ...
submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 03.11.2015
BY DAMIAN FLANAGAN
SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES
OCT 10, 2015
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Photograph:An age before Japan. Hearn lived with his Irish great-aunt during the 1850's
The Greek island of Lefkada, rising from the Ionian Sea south of Corfu, is famed for its white beaches and vertical cliffs from which the poet Sappho is said to have leaped ...
submitted by Tess Robson on 20.09.2015
My Grandfather Samuel Donnes/Antonatos, was born on Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, he was the son of Constantine/Constantinos Antonatos, on whom I have not been able to find information other than that he was a master mariner on Kefalonia.
My Grandfather Samuel came to Australia and the story below is taken from my family history.
DONNES / DONES
The sea has offered Greek-Australians employment opportunities in a variety ...
submitted by The Japan Times on 15.07.2015
By Matt Treyvaud
Special to the JAPAN TIMES
July 11, 2015
What is it about “Kwaidan”? It wasn’t Lafcadio Hearn’s first take on Japanese ghost stories — it wasn't even his first such book whose title was a single Japanese word starting with “K” (“Kotto” was published two years earlier, in 1902). But it’s “Kwaidan” that still claims a place in literary history, even as its siblings among Hearn’s prodigious oeuvre recede into cult status.
submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 26.05.2015
John Poulos is inviting you to a launch of his book on 2pm Sunday on 21 June 2015 at Surfish Café Bondi Beach Pavilion Elizabeth Drive on Bondi Beach. If you are unable to attend but would like a copy you may contact Berkelouw, Abbeys, Gleebooks, Oscar and Friends at Double Bay or Lesley McKay’s book store, Spencer Street Woollahra or contact Johnny Poulos ...
submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 21.05.2015
A review of Kytherian Maria Zarimis' book: Darwins Footprint.Cultural Perspectives on Evolution in Greece (1880-1930s)
Εκδόσεις CEU Press, 2015,
σελ. 340, τιμή 45 ευρώ
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Μια νέα σημαντική προσέγγιση για τη διάχυση της θεωρίας της εξέλιξης στο ελληνικό λογοτεχνικό τοπίο του ...
submitted by Ethnos Newspaper on 19.05.2015
ΕΘΝΟΣ «E» 17/5/2015
Μιλάει Ελληνικά και στηρίζει τις δράσεις της ομογένειας
Ο Τζορτζ Μίλερ γεννήθηκε στην πόλη Τσιντσίλα του Κουίνσλαντ, 3 Μαρτίου του 1945 με τον δίδυμο αδελφό του Γιάννη, ενώ η οικογένεια απέκτησε και άλλα δύο αγόρια, τον Χρήστο και τον Βασίλη.
submitted by Hellenic War History on 09.05.2015
Maria was invited to give a talk in Canberra on 29 April 2015, at the opening for the art exhibition called "Lemnos - the Greek dimension in the Anzac Centenary."
Maria made historical reference to Lemnos and its contribution to the Allied War effort during World War I.
The 'Lemnos' presentation was organised as part of the events for the Centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Corps, in the presence of diplomatic corps representatives, local media, ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 07.03.2015
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A photo taken about characters of the Queensland western regions - with their cars and trucks as they competed with the well-established coaches buggies and sulkies.
The photograph shows a youthful Jimmie Corones at the wheel of his first car in Wills Street, Charleville. It may not have been the first car in town, but by the look on his face he was surely proud of it. He is parked in front of a large billboard sign which ...
submitted by Kytherian Christenings on 07.03.2015
The first Greek christening in Wellington took place last night, at the home of the child's parents, Mr and Mrs Charles Loupas, of the Kosciusko Cafe. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend Metrafanes, of the Greek Orthodox Church.
The little girl was christened Poppie, and Mr Emanuel Cassidy acted a Godfather to the child. The ceremony was a most interesting one, and attracted much interest amongst the Greek fraternity in the west; about 45 of whom attended, representatives being ...
wonderful church .. agia moni .. with wonderful views ...
Wild sage in the springtime
Surf at Firi Ammos beach
I know this is 15 years late but hi, I'm Daniel Panaretto, my Great Grandfather changed the...
About 5 minutes into the program Ada Margariti, who is an Attorney at Law, speaks about how she came to...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
You’ve heard of PhDs in science, medicine and education but have you...
Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
Ruby was born 16 September...
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
09.03.2020 (Message Board)
31.01.2020 (Message Board)
Hi James, I've not heard of these Zantiotis people however the Kytherian Genealogy Club might be able...
27.01.2020 (Message Board)
This is a longshot but my name is Georgia and I'm looking for any info...
18.01.2020 (Message Board)
I'm looking for information on the Kontoleon's. Demetrius, Horalambus, Kosta, Stella, Arho were siblings.