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submitted by Kenneth Rexroth on 29.08.2006

Lafcadio Hearn and Japanese Buddhism

“In attempting a book upon a country so well trodden as Japan, I could not hope — nor would I consider it prudent attempting — to discover totally new things, but only to consider things in a totally new way. . . . The studied aim would be to create, in the minds of the readers, a vivid impression of living in Japan — not simply as an observer but as one taking part in the daily existence of the common people, and thinking with their thoughts.”

So Lafcadio Hearn wrote to ...

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submitted by Good Living on 23.08.2006

John & Manuel Notaras.

Fresh start in a sea world.

Two brothers have something fishy, whether it’s fresh or cooked, to suit all tastes.

Good Living, August 15th, 2006, page 4.

The Notaras family has been in fish shops since Jim Notaras came to Sydney from Rockhampton, setting up in Dee Why 35 years ago. Since then he has run shops at Avalon, Mona Vale, Brookvale’s Warringah Mall and Belrose. The last venture really belonged to his sons, John and Manuel, but ...

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submitted by Alfred Vincent on 01.09.2006

Nicholas Laurantus. An Interview. 1978.

An Interview with Nicholas Laurantus.

By Takis Constantopedos & Alfred Vincent, published in the periodical To Yofiri, no. 3-4, Sydney 1978, pp. 15-17.

The original inteview was conducted in both Greek and English, and written up in the two languages. In the words of the interviewers this was done to capture the authentic essence of Laurantus' character. Here, the Greek text has here been translated into English.

Laurantus is described as one of the ...

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submitted by Alfred Vincent on 01.09.2006

George Mormoris (1720-1790).

George Mormoris, a Kytherian, a doctor, and writer, produced a Greek translation, or more correctly, an adaptation, of a famous Italian play, Tasso's "Aminta". He published it in 1745.

The play's significance is that it helps to fill in the historical gap between the Cretan-Heptanesian theatre production of the 17th century and the Heptanesian writers of the later 18th and 19th century.

Extremely rare and more or less forgotten for 200 years, it was made known to the ...

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submitted by The Inventors on 17.08.2006

Inventors, Angelo & John Notaras win a major International Award.



5th-9th April 2006

The 2006 Exhibition was a great success for Australian inventors. They won two Gold and one Silver and one Bronze medal. Even more important than these prestigious awards was that all the inventors made valuable business contacts which hopefully will, in time, develop into lucrative licensing agreements.

The Sydney based Notaras brothers, Angelo ...

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submitted by O Kosmos on 16.08.2006

Michael Manusu. History of an early Greek Migrant.

* O KOSMOS, March 1988 * page 15



In “Young World” today it gives me pleasure to publish a brief history of the early Greek immigrant, MICHAEL MANUSU, along with rare photographs, as supplied to us by the Secretary of the Australian Hellenic Historical Society, Tas Psarakis. As you read through the material, you will appreciate the extensive research that has ...

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submitted by Denise Barsoum on 01.08.2006

Annette George.

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Gods' Garden

God looked around His garden
and found a special place -
He then looked down upon the earth
and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest,
Gods'garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
get well, ...

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submitted by TIME Magazine on 18.08.2006

Mr Dimitri (J) Comino & the Dexion Story. Time magazine. Nov. 23, 1953.

The Great Frame-Up.

All over Britain last week, workmen were using a strange new construction material that looked amazingly like sections of a toy Erector set and worked much the same way. The material was the Dexion Slotted Angle, a slotted steel strip bent to form a right angle and designed to be bolted on to other strips ad infinitum. Ever since it went on sale five years ago, it has been used as the frame for everything from waste baskets to cradles for huge water towers. ...

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submitted by Robyn Florance on 01.08.2006

History of the Aroney Family in Nowra.

Aroney Cafe. Junction Street, Nowra.

Nicholas was a very hard worker and the business was quite successful but after taking over full control of the business was finding it hard to manage the shop on his own, so he wrote to his cousin Nick Aroney (Anastasopoulos) in Warren and asked if he would like to join him in Nowra as his partner.

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Group picture in front of Aroney Bros café. ...

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submitted by Georgia Cassimatis on 18.07.2006

George Miller and Michael Jonson. Two Of Us

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George Miller and Michael Jonson. At George's twin brother's wedding in 1970.

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George Miller and Michael Jonson. 2005.

Two Of Us

Interviews by: Georgia Cassimatis

Director, Dr George Miller, 59 and best friend, pharmacist Michael Jonson, have known each other since they were 12 years ...

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 06.07.2009

Desert Dispatch biography of Peter Clentzos

Reprinted by permission, from the Desert Dispatch, Barstow, California

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Backward Glance by Steve Smith
Meet Barstow's Olympian: Pete Clentzos

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts.

Recently I was watching the Olympic torch relay on TV when the torch was passed to Pete Clentzos. They briefly ran down his biography, mainly emphasizing that he, having just ...

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submitted by Epsilon Magazine on 20.06.2006

Set in Gold. Stephanie Magiros works magic for New South Wales.

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Epsilon (Magazine), 31st May, 2006; pages 1, & 34-39

Epsilon is a new Greek-Australian magazine, which is published bi-weekly.

Volume 1, Issue 1, was launched on April 1, 2006.

It is available at all newstands in Australia, which sell the O Kosmos newspaper.

Contact <b>Epsilon</b> ...

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submitted by The Daily Examiner, Grafton on 29.05.2006

Chris Hatgis. Grafton, NSW.

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A stroll in Athens with his uncle, before Chris Hatgis leaves for Greece

Our Yesterdays. Grafton's Greek connection.

The Daily Examiner, Tuesday October 7, 2003, page 11.

By, Lauretta Godbee

Chris Hatgis
was 13 years old, when he travelled alone half-way round the world to meet up with the father he had not seen since Chris was a toddler.

Christos Hatgis was born ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 28.05.2006

Anastasopoulos to.....Langley????

Some current Australian names bare little resemblance to their original Greek names and some none at all.
e.g. we almost had a Greek Don Bradman!
A Greek who had difficulty with his surname decided to change his name to a more easily recognizable one.

He selected a name from a newstand.

The newstand featured a cricketer who had made a sizeable score - Gil Langley.

Thus we have Jim and Nick Langley and Langley's Cafe at Grafton, NSW.

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submitted by The Daily Examiner, Grafton on 27.05.2006

Spiro Notaras. Grafton.

Profiles of Champions.

The achievers.

A true all-rounder

by, Max Godbee

The Daily Examiner, (Grafton), Friday, December 6, 2002. page 34.

Talk about great all-round sports­man produced on the Clarence and the name or Spiro Notaras will soon come into the conversation.
Spiro has done well in every sport he has taken on such as track and field athletics, swimming, rug­by union and rugby league, sail­ing, ...

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submitted by Sandra Meligakes on 21.05.2006

To My Grandma's House

Skipping down the tree-shaded sidewalk lined with white-washed fences, a little girl with long braided hair swings her arms to and fro, to and fro, sweeping her pinafore folds as she goes, as she goes. Keeping her synchronized stepping, she smoothly begins yesterday's visible chalked hop-scotch game of the curly-haired-girl-down-the-street, four-five, and six, seven-eight, then on her way, on her way to Grandma's house.
Such is the memorable path to modern-day storybook grandmother's ...

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submitted by Vassilia Corones on 23.05.2006

Harry Corones & Judge Ryan. endearing, story concerns Harry’s somewhat shaky grasp of written English. On one occasion, one of Harry’s guests had been a circuit judge from Brisbane who used to stay at the hotel, and who, every year, would go duck shooting with Harry. His visit to Charleville over, the judge had taken the train back to Brisbane when Harry discovered that he had left his gun behind, so Harry telephoned him to let him know. But the line between Charleville and Brisbane was very poor, compounded by ...

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submitted by John Economos on 27.09.2014

Qantas's Greek roots.

Qantas, Australians largest airline, and one of the world's oldest (It's celebrating its 85th year anniversary this year), had Greek names on its first planes.

The names included "Perseus", "Pegasus", "Atalanta", "Hermes" and “Hippomenes" and among the first shareholders of the company was Greek Australian Harry Corones.

At the beginning of the 1920's, two young pilots, Hudson Fysh and Paul Magines, World War I veterans, had a vision to found an airways company ...

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submitted by Gerald Feros on 08.05.2006

George Feros goes to school(?)

Reproduced by permission from the author.
From "Katsehamos and the Great Idea" by Peter Prineas,
pages 181-182:

"George Feros, the younger son of Peter Feros, unexpectedly found himself working at the Q Cafe in 1948. 'I think Katsavias would have been in his late 40s then. He was a short, stocky bloke. He used to dress reasonably well, always neat and clean. He was clever; maybe too clever. He spoke English well and he could read and write as well as anyone. ...

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submitted by Ross Thorne & Kevin Cork on 07.05.2006

George Laurantus

From around 1915 to the early 1960s 116 country picture theatres in NSW were at some time operated by 66 Greek immigrants in 57 towns. Thirty-four new picture theatres were built by Greek exhibitors in these towns. It is known that at least 61 of these immigrants were proprietors of their own food businesses by the time they branched into the motion picture exhibition business.

The Laurantus brothers fitted this model of arrival. Nicholas went to a Greek-run country café. George ...