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11582:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11581:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11580:People > Life Stories

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; ...

11577:People > Life Stories

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)


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).

11336:People > Life Stories

submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 18.09.2006

PR and Marketing Manager Victoria Simos.

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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 ...

11219:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11186:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11184:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11182:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11135:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11134:People > Life Stories

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 ...

11013:People > Life Stories

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, ...

11002:People > Life Stories

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. ...

10997:People > Life Stories

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. ...

10973:People > Life Stories

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 ...

10915:People > Life Stories

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 ...

10807:People > Life Stories

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> here

10567:People > Life Stories

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 ...

10554:People > Life Stories

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.

10544:People > Life Stories

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, ...