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submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 09.11.2006

Andrew Peter Sourry.

From The Kytherian,
Newletter of the Kytherian Association of Australia,
March 2001.
pp. 8-9.

On Australia Day, 2001, Andrew Sourry was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, for his services to the environment.

Both of Andrew’s parents were born in Kythera. His father, Panayioti Souris, was from Agia Anastasia and his mother, Marika Coroneo, was from Potamos.


Panayioti came to Australia in ...

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submitted by Epsilon Magazine on 05.11.2006

The Coroneo family in Scone

PHOTO: Anna and Theo Coroneo with young Dana Wilson, co-star of The Shiralee, (an Australian film starring Peter Finch, 1957) at the Pre­mier of the film held at the Civic Theatre, Scone.



Professor Minas Coroneo and the bionic eye.

Epsilon Magazine
. Vol 1. Issue 14.

October 2006.

p.29.

The Coroneo's were the first of the shop-keepers of ...

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submitted by James Agapitos on 22.10.2006

The Greek/Australian Superstar of Craft. Marea Gazzard



Gazzard, Marea working on Mingarri

Introduced by James Agapitos exclusively for O KOSMOS

A year has passed since I wrote my first article/interview at the invitation of the Editor of O KOSMOS, Mr George Tserdanis.

The purpose of my journalistic contribution is to introduce readers to artists of Greek origin; and when I say artists, I mean the men and women who ...

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 10.10.2006

Archie Kalokerinos. Greek Australian of the Century.



Front page of Neos Kosmos, the largest circulation Greek language newspaper in Australia, announcing Archie Kalokerinos as the most prominent Greek Australian for the period from 1900-2000.

Monday the 20th December. 1999.

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Phocas, Seraphim (1839? - 1917).

Phocas, Seraphim (1839? - 1917), Greek Orthodox priest, was born at Madytus (Eceabat), south of Gallipoli, Turkey, son of Ioannis Phocas and his wife Susanna. Orphaned at 5, he was adopted and raised by his godfather and later studied for four years at Theological School of the Cross, Jerusalem. He became a schoolmaster and taught the Greek language on Crete until the late 1870s; he later claimed the Greek statesman Venizelos as a pupil. At Rhodes, about 1871, he married Maria Calezi. By 1880 he ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Comino, John (1858? - 1919).

Comino, Athanassio (1844?-1897) and John(1858?-1919), oyster merchants, were born on the Ionian island of Kythera (Cerigo), Greece, sons of Demetrio Comino, farmer, and his wife Agapy, née Menego. In 1873 Athanassio arrived in Sydney, probably as a crew member on a sailing ship from New Zealand. For a time he worked in the Balmain colliery, but by 1878 had started an oyster saloon at 36 Oxford Street. About 1882 he took up the lease of an oyster bed at Onions Point, at the mouth of the Lane Cove ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Comino, Athanassio (1844? - 1897).

Comino, Athanassio (1844? - 1897) and JOHN (1858?-1919), oyster merchants, were born on the Ionian island of Kythera (Cerigo), Greece, sons of Demetrio Comino, farmer, and his wife Agapy, née Menego. In 1873 Athanassio arrived in Sydney, probably as a crew member on a sailing ship from New Zealand. For a time he worked in the Balmain colliery, but by 1878 had started an oyster saloon at 36 Oxford Street. About 1882 he took up the lease of an oyster bed at Onions Point, at the mouth of the Lane Cove ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Laurantus, Sir Nicholas (Nick) (1890 - 1980).

Laurantus, Sir Nicholas (Nick) (1890 - 1980), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 5 February 1890 on the island of Kythera, Greece, third of twelve children of Panayiotis Lourantos, contractor, and his wife Angeliki, née Marsellos. After seven years of schooling, Nicholas helped his father as an apprentice carpenter and blacksmith. Letters from relations overseas stimulated his desire to emigrate. When a cousin at Grenfell, New South Wales, offered to look after him, Nick and his younger ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Freeleagus, Christy Kosmas (1889 - 1957).

Freeleagus, Christy Kosmas (1889 - 1957)
businessman and honorary consul, was born Christos Frilingos on 16 November 1889 at Frilinganika on the island of Kythera, Greece, one of twelve children of Kosmas Frilingos, farmer, and his wife Irene, née Panagitapolou. He was educated at Potamos College on Kythera. As that island lacked opportunity, inspired by stories of sailors returning from Australian goldfields, with his elder brother Peter he left for Sydney rather than the usual goal, America; ...

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submitted by Rene Samios on 28.12.2006

George Feros. The endeavours of my father by Ruby M Brown (nee Feros)

George Feros
by his daughter Ruby M Brown (nee Feros)


Institute OF KYTHERAISMOS. 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM. PROCEEDINGS

Thank you for the privilege of being here today to share with you the life of George Feros.

The synopsis for this year’s symposium is the Globalisation of Kytheraismos (in essence the endeavours, philosophy, identity and culture of Kytherians).

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 18.09.2006

PR and Marketing Manager Victoria Simos.



Photo: George Papadopoulos

Getting a foot in the door

Manny Tsigas talks to PR and Marketing Manager Victoria Simos about her role in helping run Australia's leading community television production house - RMITV.


UTTER the words 'community television' and the standard image people have is of a bunch of bludging Uni students sitting around a trashed office hatching half-baked ideas of what ...

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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.

MAJOR MEDAL WINNERS

34th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INVENTIONS, GENEVA,

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 OUR OTHER LANGUAGE * 10

UNCOVERED BY “THE AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY”.

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.



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.



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