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submitted by Herbert River Express on 05.02.2013
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Sky’s the limit for Montana
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Former Ingham State High School student Montana Lower is still beaming after winning the school’s 2012 Caltex Best All Rounder Award, one of Australia’s most prestigious secondary school prizes.
submitted by George N Leontsinis on 20.01.2013
Delivered at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand .
It is with great pleasure that I participate in the 11th Biennial Conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. I would like to express my thanks to the Conference organizing committee, and especially Professor Vrasidas Karalis, for inviting ...
submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 16.12.2012
Η Ευρώπη τον εγέννησε, η Ασία τον εδημιούργησε ως λογοτέχνη περιωπής και η Αμερική τον ανέδειξε
Της ΦΩΤΕΙΝΗΣ ΤΟΜΑΗ
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From a photograph taken of Lafcadio Hearn, 1889
ΓΙΟΣ ΙΡΛΑΝΔΟΥ, ενός στρατιωτικού γιατρού που υπηρετούσε ...
submitted by The Age, Melbourne on 14.12.2012
The Age, Melbourne, December 14, 2012
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Leslie Manning, 99, meets Glenda Hume, the daughter of Aboriginal Digger Reg Saunders. The two men fought together in Crete. Photo: Joe Armao
''I'VE GOT a lot of kisses for this man,'' says Glenda Hume, planting another one on Leslie Manning's cheek. Ms Hume is the ...
submitted by The Age, Melbourne on 09.12.2012
The Age, November 20, 2010
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"I wanted to ring that bell to let him know we're here." GLENDA HUMES, eldest living daughter of Reg Saunders.
Last month, the family of Australia's most celebrated Aboriginal soldier travelled to Greece to walk in his footsteps.
AS THE European ...
submitted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 09.12.2012
The Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust, the Kytherian Association of Australia, and www.kythera-family.net have fostered the work of Maria Hill and others in uncovering details about the Anzac campaign in Greece and Crete during WWII, particularly through Maria Hills exhaustive study - Diggers and Greeks. The extraordinary relationships that developed out of this encounter between Greeks and Australians have endured over two generations, and continue to be maintained.
This story of an ...
submitted by The Japan Times on 21.11.2012
The Japan Times
Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
By LISA GAY and FINTAN MONAGHAN
Special to The Japan Times
One hundred and twenty years ago, Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn first arrived in Japan; in Matsue, a provincial backwater in Shimane Prefecture, he became Koizumi Yakumo — his adopted Japanese name. Enamored with the city's ancient and enduring culture, he married into a local samurai family: No wonder, then, that it was in Matsue ...
submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 15.11.2012
Title: Old Greek Fragments
Author: Lafcadio Hearn
The other day when we were reading some of the poems in "Ionica," I promised to speak in another short essay of Theocritus and his songs or idyls of Greek peasant life, but in speaking of him it will be well also to speak of others who equally illustrate the fact that everywhere there is truth and beauty for the mind that can see. I spoke last week about what I thought the highest possible kind of literary art might ...
submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 14.11.2012
Quiet day looking over some old Emails. My name is Theodore Panaretos, son of Minas Panaretos. My Grandfather, Theodore had children, Panagiotis, Alexandros, Minas, Aspacia, Maria, and Eleni. Granmother Anthe had lost a child upon leaving Smyrna during the Catastophe.
I recall at the age of 12 or 14 being with my Grandfather at his death. I was born in 1928. I recall that they had put vedouses on his back to try and help him. Did not work --he passed. I had looked at the chart and found a ...
submitted by Sunday Telegraph on 01.11.2012
Sunday Telegraph 28th October, 2012
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Breast cancer sufferer Patricia Samios is lucky to be alive after her GP and oncologist missed numerous chances to diagnose the deadly disease.
After noticing a rash on her left breast in January the 46-year-old visited her doctor a week later when her condition didn't improve.
"The doctor ...
submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 26.10.2012
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Bon Koizumi poses with a portrait of his great-grandfather, Lafcadio Hearn. (Photo by Doug MacCash / The Times-Picayune. )
By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com
The Times-Picayune (Newspaper_ - Greater New Orleans
on October 19, 2012
Lafcadio Hearn’s great-grandson Bon Koizumi said that he was “moved” by his visit to the Cleveland ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 14.10.2012
In the time she lived in Sydney, Anna Perivolaris taught many Kytherian children - Ed
by John N. Yiannakis
Anna Perivolaris (c.1888-1963), schoolteacher, was born about 1888 on the island of Samos, Greece, daughter of Constantine Christodoulis, artist, and his wife Anthea, née Chrysakis. Anna arrived with her family at Port Said, Egypt, probably in 1903. There she married John Boreas in 1912; they were to have three children. In the same city in 1917, as a widow, ...
submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 03.10.2012
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Yet another tribute to Lafcadio Hearn.
As reported in an article in Yaizu.
The exhibition was organised by Takis Efstathiou.
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 24.07.2012
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Confucius
This one particular journey started for a young Kytherian boy Paul Theodore when he stepped on board a plane bound for Australia. The world war one twin engine bomber had been converted into a handy passenger plane, and had the capacity to hold approximately nineteen people including pilots.
With nothing but the clothes on his back and a bag ...
submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 23.06.2012
A high profile jeweller, a property developer and a doctor are just some of the Greek Australians who have been awarded with the Queen's Honours
Neos Kosmos 20 June 2012
A high profile jeweller, a property developer and a doctor are just some of the Greek Australians who have been awarded with the Queen's Honours.
Six Greek Australians have been awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Awards which are given every ...
submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012
Diana Rudkin, (nee) Lianos in c. 1950.
Photograph, below. The Lianos sisters.
Standing: Stella and Coralia. Seated: Theodora, Diana, and Aspacia.
Diana (christened Diamantoula), was born in Sydney on the 4th August 1920,the youngest of five sisters and second youngest of the eleven children of George and Agapi Lianos from Kythera.
submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012
My Grandparents were Agapi and George Lianos from Kythera,Greece. Papou was born on the 9th June1873 in the village of Liananika to Emmanuel and Relia, farm owners. He was the only son and had four sisters, Irene, Kerani, Marigo and Stavroula. Agapi's birth date was in 1867.
George and Agapi in c. 1900.
He worked on the farm with his parents and at the age of twenty four married Agapi the seventeen year old ...
submitted by Alfa Greek Australian Magazine on 17.06.2012
By Marcus Megalokonomos
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If there is any truth in the saying that ‘we live in deeds, not years’ then the other day I met two young men who must be nearly as old as their predecessor in adventure, Homer’s Odysseus.
James Castrission a Greek-Australian and his partner in adventure ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 17.05.2012
Tsitsilias was son of the mayor of Potamos Kosmas Tsitsilias, who was closely associated with Eleftherios Venizelos, whom he supported after the Thessaloniki government during the First World War.
Panagiotis Tsitsilias led a quasi revolutionary movement on Kythera, which came to an agreement with the Athens government to create the short-lived Autonomous Administration of Kythera, a state formation with local powers covering customs collections, education, etc. (1917)
submitted by Paul Mathers on 27.09.2014
The man who Hellenised Australia's flying icon
Harry Corones, in his forties, is standing second from the right, in the back row. Other persons in the front row cannot be identified. Do you know them?
In the back row Left to right, far left is Andrew Comino (who later had four daughters), Harry and Agape Samios , (who had a daughter, Poppy), and of course, Harry Corones. Far right, is also unknown.
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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.
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Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
Ruby was born 16 September...
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