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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)

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.

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

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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 ...

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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

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 10.04.2012

Masaaki Noda

Massaaki Noda is one of Japan's most prominent artists. His sculptures, in particular are superior.

Through his freindship with Hearn Society, Athens, President, Takis Efsathiou, Noda has developed a profound interest in both Hellenism, and the life and psychography of Lafcadio Hearn.

In 2004, Masaaki Noda's stainless ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.04.2012

Myrto Dimitriou

Curriculum Vitae

Επώνυμο: Δημητρίου
Όνομα: Μυρτώ
Ημερομηνία γέννησης: 02.08.1983
Τόπος γέννησης: Θεσσαλονίκη

e-mail: Email, Myrto Dimitriou ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 04.04.2012

Perdis builds on his foundation

Georgina Safe

Sydney Morning Herald

February 16, 2012

Brush with fame ... Napoleon Perdis puts the finishing touches on model Samantha Harris’s make-up. Perdis says his products are for the woman on the street as well as the runway. Photo: Domino Postiglione

The colour king is expanding operations here and overseas.

Alexandria ...

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 30.03.2012

A pioneering spirit

Neos Kosmos pays tribute to the life and work of Dr Archie Kalokerinos, medical pioneer of the 20th century

Neos Kosmos, 23 Mar 2012

Penni Pappas

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"He was an incredibly compassionate man, very ethical, honest - to the point of being a ...

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submitted by Tenterfield Star on 26.03.2012

Fire in Cafe

Tenterfield Star, Sept 30, 1954

Tenterfield Fire Brigade were called to the Paragon Cafe on Tuesday night, when the chimney in the kitchen caught alight.

The Brigade recieved the call about 6:15 p.m., and quickly had the fire under control.

The proprietor of the cafe, Mr Nick Mentis said that the fire was not serious, but he callled the brigade because surrounding articles were likely to catcj alight.

This is the third fire at the cafe ...

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submitted by Tenterfield Star on 26.03.2012

Mr & Mrs Nick Mentis extended holiday

Tenterfield Star, Feb 5, 1953

Mr and Mrs Nick Mentis and family will be leavingTenterfield on February 12, and embarking in Sydney on February 21, for an extended holiday overseas. They expect to return in about 12 months.

Nick has been nt the Paragon Cafe since 1939, and is deeply appreciative of the support and friendships extended to him and his family by the people of Tenterfield.

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 11.04.2012

Haiku dedicated to Lefcadio Hearn by Zoe Savina

Events in his honor on the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Kozumi Yakuo in Japan International Art Exhibit dedicated to
Lafcadios Hearn At the museum:
“Lafcadios Hearn Memorial Museum” “Castel Mastue”

October 10th – November 14th, 2010

At ...

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submitted by John Sourrys on 18.03.2012

The Golden Greeks

Photograph: George and Maria Sourrys and family.

John Sourrys

One of the species thrown up by the outback was the Greek Cafe. Hailing from the small island of Kythera, the Greeks began to come to Australia from the turn of the last century. Sydney was to be the first stop. The Greek immigrant would work for another Greek in a Cafe, pay off his passage and learn the trade. first by standing ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 16.02.2012

Starving and dying for a beer, duo finish South Pole return trip

Sydney Morning Herald

January 28, 2012

Triumphant adventurers now just need their plane to land, writes Peter FitzSimons.

Photograph: Waiting ... James Castrission and Justin Jones at Hercules Inlet.

Made it! After no fewer than 89 days, trekking a little more than 2250 kilometres in appalling conditions, yesterday - still Australia Day ...

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submitted by The Australian Newspaper on 02.02.2012

Revere the adopted son

by: Adrian Mourby

From: The Australian November 25, 2011

The former residence of writer Lafcadio Hearn in Matsue.

Picture: JNTO

These days the name Lafcadio Hearn is mostly known only to people who have read You Only Live Twice: "Have you ever heard the Japanese expression kirisute gomen?" Blofeld asks Bond. "Spare me ...