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submitted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 09.12.2012

The Battle of 42nd Street, Crete, and Captain Reg Saunders

The Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust, the Kytherian Association of Australia, and 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 ...

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submitted by The Japan Times on 21.11.2012

A journey inside the mind of Lafcadio Hearn

The Japan Times

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010


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 ...

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submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 15.11.2012

Old Greek Fragments. An essay by Lafcadio Hearn

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 ...

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submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 14.11.2012

A recent email from Ted (Theodore) Panaretos, USA 5-11-12

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 ...

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submitted by Sunday Telegraph on 01.11.2012

My mystery rash was a cancer

Sunday Telegraph 28th October, 2012

Page 26


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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 ...

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submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 26.10.2012

Lafcadio Hearn's great-grandson Bon Koizumi visits New Orleans author's apartment

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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,
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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 14.10.2012

Perivolaris, Anna (1888–1963)

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, ...

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submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 03.10.2012

Article about the Kwaidan exhibition held in Japan

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Yet another tribute to Lafcadio Hearn.

As reported in an article in Yaizu.

The exhibition was organised by Takis Efstathiou.

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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 24.07.2012

Paul Theodore

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“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 ...

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 23.06.2012

Queen honours notable Greek Australians

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 ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Life Story of Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos)

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Diana Rudkin, (nee) Lianos in c. 1950.

Photograph, below. The Lianos sisters.
Standing: Stella and Coralia. Seated: Theodora, Diana, and Aspacia
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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.

As ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012

The Lianos Comino Odyssey

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.

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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 ...

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submitted by Alfa Greek Australian Magazine on 17.06.2012

A modern day odyssey one step at a time

By Marcus Megalokonomos

Download a .pdf version of this article here:


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 ...

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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 17.05.2012

Panagiotis Kosmas Tsitsilias

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)

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submitted by Paul Mathers on 27.09.2014

Harry Corones. The Hellenic founder of Qantas

The man who Hellenised Australia's flying icon

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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.

From ...

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submitted by Sydney University on 10.05.2012

Sydney Medical School Inaugural Alumni Award 2012 to Dr Archie Kalokerinos

Dr Achivides Kalokerinos has been awarded the Sydney Medical School Alumni Award for Community Achievement 2012.

The award will take place on the 24 May 2012, at a small reception in the Edward Ford Building beginning at 6pm – 8pm in the Burkitt Ford Lounge.

The family of Archie Kalokerinos will accept the award on his behalf.


Each year the University of Sydney present ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 29.04.2012

Dr Panayota Nazou

Panayota's latest book is Greek Proxy Brides in Australia: Experiences and Testimonies.

It will be launched in September, 2012.

This book seeks to fill part of the gap in the story of Greek women emigrants to Australia and, in particular, those women whose purpose in emigrating was marriage through the matchmaking process, usually to a person they had never met.

The book aims to record the memory of this experience, to enable the voices of emigrant ...

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submitted by National Library Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Charles Andronicus interviewed by Don Baker

Creator: Andronicus, Charles D., 1929

Subjects" Andronicus, Charles D., 1929-; Andronicus Coffee (Firm); Coffee industry - Australia - Biography.Summary: Charles Andronicus, coffee merchant, speaks of his family background in particular how his father John Andronicus migrated to Australia and joined two of his brothers in business as Andronicus Brothers Pty. Ltd. which became Andronicus Coffee, his uncle Emmanuel being active in Labor Party politics promoting Greek immigration and ...

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submitted by Australian Hellenic Historical Society on 12.04.2012

Michael Manusu: An Early Greek Immigrant

This article was written by Tas Psarakis, Secretary of the Australian Hellenic Historical Society. The Society's research aided historian Hugh Gilchrist's historical endeavours immeasurably.

The discovery of gold by Edward Hargreaves near Ophir in NSW in June 1851 ushered in the incredible and legendary Australian gold rushes, and saw tens of thousands of adventurers from all over the world flock to the newly opened fields in search of the elusive Eldorado. Many found payable ...

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submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 11.04.2012

Sotiris Therianos

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Sotiris Therianos was born on 16 November 1955 in Lefkada Island, Greece. He studied art, design and decoration at Sivitanidios School of Trades and Vocations in Athens (1975-1979). He was tutored in aquarelle techniques by Petros Panagos in Lefkada (1980-1985). In 1982 he met Theodoros Stamos (1922-1987) the American expressionist whom he considers his mentor. Since 1995 he has been discovering new relationships between painting ...