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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 13.12.2008

Kytherian, Ruby Brown (nee, Feros) stars at Sydney’s 3rd Annual Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show

Ruby launched her new book - Homestyle Cooking. Gluten Free. Breads, Buns & Pancakes.

This is the third of Ruby's Gluten free books.

Sydney’s third annual Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show was held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from 15-16th November 2008.

The Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show focuses on gluten free foods and free-from foods for food intolerant ...

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submitted by Sydney Magazine on 04.12.2008

Ed Saltis. Winner of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race. 1998. Ten year anniversary. 2008.

Eye of the storm

The Sydney Magzine. Issue 68, December 2008, pp. 42-51

Ten years after the most tragic events in the Sydney to Hobart’s history, the iconic race has moved on, writes Malcolm Knox

From a distance, the start of the
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race looks as picturesque as a painters tableau, silent and graceful. Up close, it feels more like ...

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submitted by Victor Panaretos on 19.11.2008

Emmanuel Panaretos

Cameraman & editor for Al Jazeera TV News in Athens.

Download Athens News article here:

Manny Panaretos 2.pdf

ATΗENS ΝΕWS 26th September 2008 pp. 14-15

The point of focus is to shoot and run

The Athens News meets Emmanuel –Manny Panaretos, cameraman and editor for ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 02.11.2008

Works about Lafcadio Hearn. (Yakumo Koizumi). 1850-1904

anon. 1899
. An Orientalized American. in: The Literary Digest, Vol XIX, No. 7, Whole No. 486; New York, August 12, 1899. pp. 189-190. 30 Lafayette Place, N.Y. Funk & Wagnalls Company, Publishers. Unsigned article, quoting The Verdict, July 24, 1899: the writer, having seen Hearn in Tokyo, in half-Japanese, half-Western clothing, with huge spectacles, attributes his retention in the University to his Orientalized state. Edward ...

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submitted by DAILY TELEGRAPH on 01.11.2008

Looking to expand: Envirolab Services Sydney managing director Tania Notaras is hoping to open up business in Perth

With right mix lab is confident of growth

Daily Telegraph Tuesday Oct 28 2008 page 49

Notaras Tania 2008 Oct Telegraph re growth.pdf

Jenny Dillon

At a time when businesses of every shape and hue are battening down the hatches, there is one that — despite having ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 26.10.2008

The Cassim Story

as written by Katie Cassim - April 2002

CHARLES CASSIM - He was the eighth child and third son of a Minister in the Greek Orthodox Church. His Grandfather and his maternal Grandfather were also in the Church on the island of Kythera. His Father was also an Iconographer, a graduate of an Art School in Crete.

In Kythera, the family owned property on which they grew vines, grapes and pears. They also had in the family two Chapels.
Charles went to school in Potamos, ...

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submitted by SUN HERALD on 10.08.2008

Professor Minas Coroneo. Opthamologist and Researcher, Bionic breakthrough in sight with a (Kytherian)-Australian first

Sun Herald, Sydney, Australia, August 10, 2008.

Louise Hall Health Reporter.

AUSTRALIA'S first bionic eye will be implanted by two Sydney researchers.

Using the same cochlear technology that allows the deaf to hear, the device aims to restore basic vision in patients with degenerative eye diseases, allowing them to walk without a cane or guide dog and differentiate between night and day.

Minas ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 23.04.2008

Leontsinis Psaros Wedding

Thursday 18 July 1929
Inverell NSW Australia


‘A very pretty wedding was celebrated yesterday by the Very Rev. Theofylactos ( head of the Greek Church in Australia, who made the journey from Sydney to celebrate the ceremony), when Miss Angela Psaros, sister of Messrs. P. and T. Psaros of Inverell, was joined in holy bonds to Mr Nicholas Leontsinis, of Queanbeyan.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. ...

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submitted by O Kosmos on 26.04.2008

Nicholas P Leontsinis.

Eminent musician and teacher.

Article about the recently released biography by George N Leontsinis.

View/download article as a .pdf:

Leontsinis Nicholas Greek O Kosmos.pdf

Leontsinis-Psaros wedding 1929

Nicholas ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 10.01.2008

Weary kayakers only days from New Zealand

PICTURE: From Forster, In Australia, to New Plymouth, in New Zealand … James Castrission and Justin Jones said their leg muscles were wasting away from weeks of sitting.

Photo: Mark Dwyer

Exhausted - and the worst is still to come.

Edmund Tadros

Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday January 10th, 2008. Page 7.

Two Australian kayakers ...

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submitted by Adrianne Katmadas on 08.01.2008

Plaque to Honour Demetrios Katmadas

Plaque to Honour Original Greek Property Developer.

Three generations of descendants of Demetrios Katmadas, the ‘original Greek property developer’ of the Silkwood and surrounding north Queensland region will be attending the installation of a plaque at the site of Delta Café in Old Silkwood on Friday 11 January 2008, arranged by Graham Webb, Administrator of the Johnstone Shire Council.

Amongst the family in attendance will be ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 09.08.2008

Aris Stavrou receives his award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Ari Stavrou receives his award for Cinematography at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

The 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (48o ΦΕΣΙΒAΛ KΙΝΗΜATΟΓΡAΦΟΥ ΘΕΣΣAΛΟΝΙKΗΣ), was held on the 27th November, 2007. The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is a member of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM PRODUCERS ASSOCIATIONS. The Festival was staged ...

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submitted by John Diacopoulos on 02.11.2007

Mary (Marigoula) Diacopoulos

17th May 1916- 26th October 2007

Mary was born Maria (Marigoula) Magonezos in the village of Aroniadika (Aroneyville) on the Island of Kythera; the fourth of five children (three boys and two girls) born to Vasilios Magonezos Aroney and Eleni Koumesos Aroney.

Mary was more commonly known by the diminutive of “Marigoula” and her children and grandchildren are still known on parts of the island as the children and grandchildren of Marigoula Magonezos rather than by ...

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submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 25.10.2007

Congratulations to Mrs Lexie Cassimaty

...who has been invited to Attend Grafton's 73rd Jacaranda Festival as Celebrity Guest.

Lexie, eldest daughter of the late Nick & Koula Langley, grew up in Grafton, on the New South Wales North Coast.

Grafton is famous for its Jacaranda Festival and in 1957, at the age of 18, Lexie was chosen as Jacaranda Queen. This was a great honour and major achievment in the 1950's.

So to celebrate Lexie's Golden Anniversary, the event's organisers gave her the unique ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 19.10.2007

Loula ends 50-year link with the Busy Bee Cafe.

It was the end of an era in Gunnedah at the weekend when Loula Zantiotis, the last of the old-style Greek cafe owners, called it a day at the Busy Bee Cafe.

At 12.06 pm on Sunday, 30th September, sur­rounded by her family, Loula Zantiotis slipped a new padlock on the door saying “yassou - and thanks for the memories.”

Loula has been part and parcel of the Busy Bee since her mar­riage to Peter Zantiotis in ...

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submitted by The Daily Examiner, Grafton on 12.10.2007

Spiro plans to honour his brother's memory.

Daily Examiner, Grafton.

A MEMORIAL to Clarence Valley timber pioneer Brinos Notaras is being planned for an area of Bom Bom State Forest, south of Grafton city.

Brinos, well-known for his dedication to the timber trade, was a driving force behind the J Notaras & Sons timber mill at South Grafton. Brinos's brother and business partner, Spiro Notaras, said eight hectares of land on the Pacific Highway, near the high-level bypass to Armidale ...

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submitted by Peter Vamvakaris on 04.10.2007

The Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, name a room at their Research Centre after Nina Vamvakaris.

Page 4 of the Hospital Newsletter can be viewed/downloaded below.


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submitted by Australian Financial Review on 21.09.2007

George Miller. Films $1 billion man.

by Brook Turner

The Australian Financial Review Magazine May 2007
Front cover, pp. 26-38.

Curious George

To his friends he's the innocent Mumble. To his crew he's Lovelace, the Arctic witch-doctor, while the man himself thinks he's probably closer to Mad Max. Australia's king of the screen, George Miller, has drawn on aspects of all his heroes in his journey from ...

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submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 06.02.2008

Theodoros George Andronicos 1881-1948

Theodoros George Andronicos
Tested To The Very Extreme

One hundred and ten years ago my grandfather, Theo Andronicos, left his home in the town of Potamos, to make the long voyage to Australia on an Orient Line steamship, the “Oruba”, disembarking at Circular Quay Sydney in July 1897. He was sixteen years old when he reached Australia.

Grandfather neither returned to the island he called Cerigo, ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 14.05.2007

Paul Kalokerinos' & family, Kytherian generosity.

Note the self grown and self prepared olives in the foreground, on the counter. Some are full, some halved. Paul sells them in large jars in the shop. They are both "horyutika" and beautiful tasting.

Paul has operated the Canberra Cafe for 53 years in a row. A Kytherian world record?!?!

Photograph by Peter Prineas, Koutsaftis.

On 16th ...