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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 26.10.2008
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, ...
submitted by SUN HERALD on 10.08.2008
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.
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 23.04.2008
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. ...
submitted by O Kosmos on 26.04.2008
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
submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 10.01.2008
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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.
Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday January 10th, 2008. Page 7.
Two Australian kayakers ...
submitted by Adrianne Katmadas on 08.01.2008
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 ...
submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 09.08.2008
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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 ...
submitted by John Diacopoulos on 02.11.2007
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 ...
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 25.10.2007
...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 ...
submitted by George Poulos on 19.10.2007
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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 ...
submitted by The Daily Examiner, Grafton on 12.10.2007
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 ...
submitted by Peter Vamvakaris on 04.10.2007
Page 4 of the Hospital Newsletter can be viewed/downloaded below.
submitted by Australian Financial Review on 21.09.2007
by Brook Turner
The Australian Financial Review Magazine May 2007
Front cover, pp. 26-38.
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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 ...
submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 06.02.2008
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, ...
submitted by George Poulos on 14.05.2007
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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 ...
submitted by John Carras on 21.05.2007
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Na mus Hillyossi!
Down load .pdf overview here:
100 Katerina Mageros.pdf
Download article in the Neos Kosmos, Melbourne, here:
100 years Mageros Katerina Neos Kosmos article.pdf
submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 01.05.2007
17 September 1883, Kythera, Greece
22 March 1972, Charleville, Queensland, Australia
CORONES, HARALAMBOS (HARRY) (1883-1972), hotelier and businessman, was born on 17 September 1883 at Kithira, Greece, son of Panayiotis Coroneos, fisherman, and his wife Stamatea, née Freeleagus. From 1904 to 1906 Harry completed national service as a first-aid orderly. Having unsuccessfully applied to enter the United States of America, he emigrated ...
submitted by DAILY TELEGRAPH on 05.04.2007
Daily Telegraph, Sydney.
3rd April, 2007
The happy feet of film director George Miller strode into the Melbourne office of Federal Treasurer Peter Costello today, and Miller brought a friend along – a little fellow called Oscar.
Miller visited Mr Costello to thank him for the Government's support of the Australian film industry, which allowed him to produce his hit movie about dancing penguins, Happy Feet.
Happy Feet ...
submitted by George Poulos on 29.04.2007
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Eleni Aroney Camaris 1997
It is an absolute honour and privilege to be both an Administrator and Editor of kythera-family.net.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the "work" I have undertaken at kythera-family, and the wonderful Kytherians and Philokytherians, (and "lost" members of my family), that I have met through the web-site.
kythera-family is an eternal delight. ...
submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 15.03.2007
Sydney Morning Herald. Thursday March 15, 2007. Page 3.
Mad Max is set to reach the screen again … but not just yet.
The director George Miller, who made his name with the Mad Max trilogy, confirmed yesterday that he still plans to make a fourth instalment. "If the fates allow, I definitely will," he said at his first Australian film industry appearance since winning an Oscar for Happy Feet last month.
Before making the celebrated ...
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