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submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 13.02.2007

Happy Meet. [George Millers creative influence].

David Poland

The Hot Button

http://www.thehotbutton.com/today/hot.button/index.html

February 12, 2007


What are the odds that two filmmakers, best known for their work on action/fantasy films, would bring up the significance of quantum physics on storytelling in the same 32 hours? But I had the good fortune of hearing it from both George Miller and Guillermo del Toro last Tuesday/Wednesday.

I also had the good ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 13.02.2007

Antarctic trip inspires 'Happy Feet'.

Producers with the noms: Doug Mitchell, George Miller, Bill Miller

By RACHEL WIMBERLY

In 1998, Bill Miller left the west coast of Australia with renowned expedition leader Howard Whelan and spent two weeks on an often stormy sea before arriving in Antarctica. One of his first experiences on the frozen continent was being dropped off by helicopter into an Emperor penguin rookery.
Miller saw baby chicks running about and smaller-sized penguins in the mix, which, ...

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submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 06.08.2007

Emmanuel George Andronicos - Found after ninety-four years

We always knew that our grandfather had an older brother, Emmanuel who had lived and worked somewhere in New South Wales early last century. Because grandfather died in 1948, many years before my interest in family history began, all of this vital information literally went with him to the grave.

My mother Rene (formerly Andronicos) remembered place names in association with her uncle, Casino, Kyogle and Coonamble, but nothing came of our enquiries with the respective local councils ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 05.02.2007

Meeting George Miller.

A happy story in film

Kim Shaw

Wentworth Courier, 31st Jan, 2007.


Throw on your penguin suit and wad­dle along to Popcorn Taxi’s first event of the year; a forum with Mr Happy Feet himself, George Miller.

For eight years the crew at Popcorn Taxi has been showing films and in­viting their makers to talk about their work before a captive audience.

After a move from the Valhalla Cinema in ...

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submitted by Belyando Shire Council on 05.02.2007

Peter Freeleagus.

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Mayor - Belyando Shire - elected March 2004

First elected to council in March 1997. Appointed Deputy Mayor in 2000 and appointed Mayor in August 2003.

Council appointed committees: Belyando Shire Tourism Committee; Belyando Shire Counter Disaster Committee; Belyando Shire Locust Committee; Nebo/Broadsound & Isaac/Connors Land & Irrigation Study Stakeholders Group; Southern Desert ...

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submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 09.02.2007

Jim Panos - (Zacharias Panarettos)

The first member of Jim’s family, who ventured to a new life in Australia, was his father Andy (Anargrios) Panarettos. The exact date of his arrival is not known, but he came in the late 1800’s, before the turn of the century. He owned a cafe in partnership with his brother at Gunedah in New South Wales and after more than five years of residence, was naturalized in 1905.

Not long after his naturalization, Andy who by this time was over thirty years of age, returned to ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 04.01.2007

Collectors a portrait of philanthropy.

Sydney Morning Herald

June 17, 2004

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Photograph: Logic will prevail ... collectors Ray Wilson, left, and James Agapitos with some of their works. Photo: Jacky Ghossein



A significant collection of Australian surrealist art is about to find a home, writes Steve Meacham.

James Agapitos tells a delicious story against himself. When he began collecting, ...

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submitted by Jean Michaelides on 22.12.2006

Investiture of Sir Nicholas Laurantus. Government House Canberra. 22nd August, 1979.

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In 1974, on the recommendation of the Archbishop, Nicholas Laurantus was made an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church in recognition of his many gifts to his birthplace, Kythera, to St Basil’s Homes for the Aged, and to the University of Sydney. The ceremony took place in the Archdiocesan church at Redfern one Sunday evening. The Archbishop, officiating, placed the plain black robe over Nicholas’ ...

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submitted by Vikki Londy on 29.12.2006

Peter Aroney ( Panagiotis Nicolaou Koomesopoulos) – an autobiography edited by Denis A. Conomos

Introduction

In the first half of the 20th century, the largest group within the Greek community in Queensland were the Kytherians. They played a vital role in the formation and leadership of Greek communities in Brisbane and provincial centres throughout the state, the securing of a priest for Brisbane and the erection of the first Greek church in Brisbane. From 1919 until his death in 1957, the Greek Consul in Brisbane was the Kytherian, Christy Freeleagus. Most of the enterprising ...

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submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 09.11.2006

Andrew Peter Sourry.

From The Kytherian,
Newletter of the Kytherian Association of Australia,
March 2001.
pp. 8-9.

On Australia Day, 2001, Andrew Sourry was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, for his services to the environment.

Both of Andrew’s parents were born in Kythera. His father, Panayioti Souris, was from Agia Anastasia and his mother, Marika Coroneo, was from Potamos.


Panayioti came to Australia in ...

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submitted by Epsilon Magazine on 05.11.2006

The Coroneo family in Scone

PHOTO: Anna and Theo Coroneo with young Dana Wilson, co-star of The Shiralee, (an Australian film starring Peter Finch, 1957) at the Pre­mier of the film held at the Civic Theatre, Scone.

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Professor Minas Coroneo and the bionic eye.

Epsilon Magazine
. Vol 1. Issue 14.

October 2006.

p.29.

The Coroneo's were the first of the shop-keepers of ...

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submitted by James Agapitos on 22.10.2006

The Greek/Australian Superstar of Craft. Marea Gazzard

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Gazzard, Marea working on Mingarri

Introduced by James Agapitos exclusively for O KOSMOS

A year has passed since I wrote my first article/interview at the invitation of the Editor of O KOSMOS, Mr George Tserdanis.

The purpose of my journalistic contribution is to introduce readers to artists of Greek origin; and when I say artists, I mean the men and women who ...

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 10.10.2006

Archie Kalokerinos. Greek Australian of the Century.

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Front page of Neos Kosmos, the largest circulation Greek language newspaper in Australia, announcing Archie Kalokerinos as the most prominent Greek Australian for the period from 1900-2000.

Monday the 20th December. 1999.

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Phocas, Seraphim (1839? - 1917).

Phocas, Seraphim (1839? - 1917), Greek Orthodox priest, was born at Madytus (Eceabat), south of Gallipoli, Turkey, son of Ioannis Phocas and his wife Susanna. Orphaned at 5, he was adopted and raised by his godfather and later studied for four years at Theological School of the Cross, Jerusalem. He became a schoolmaster and taught the Greek language on Crete until the late 1870s; he later claimed the Greek statesman Venizelos as a pupil. At Rhodes, about 1871, he married Maria Calezi. By 1880 he ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Comino, John (1858? - 1919).

Comino, Athanassio (1844?-1897) and John(1858?-1919), oyster merchants, were born on the Ionian island of Kythera (Cerigo), Greece, sons of Demetrio Comino, farmer, and his wife Agapy, née Menego. In 1873 Athanassio arrived in Sydney, probably as a crew member on a sailing ship from New Zealand. For a time he worked in the Balmain colliery, but by 1878 had started an oyster saloon at 36 Oxford Street. About 1882 he took up the lease of an oyster bed at Onions Point, at the mouth of the Lane Cove ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Comino, Athanassio (1844? - 1897).

Comino, Athanassio (1844? - 1897) and JOHN (1858?-1919), oyster merchants, were born on the Ionian island of Kythera (Cerigo), Greece, sons of Demetrio Comino, farmer, and his wife Agapy, née Menego. In 1873 Athanassio arrived in Sydney, probably as a crew member on a sailing ship from New Zealand. For a time he worked in the Balmain colliery, but by 1878 had started an oyster saloon at 36 Oxford Street. About 1882 he took up the lease of an oyster bed at Onions Point, at the mouth of the Lane Cove ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Laurantus, Sir Nicholas (Nick) (1890 - 1980).

Laurantus, Sir Nicholas (Nick) (1890 - 1980), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 5 February 1890 on the island of Kythera, Greece, third of twelve children of Panayiotis Lourantos, contractor, and his wife Angeliki, née Marsellos. After seven years of schooling, Nicholas helped his father as an apprentice carpenter and blacksmith. Letters from relations overseas stimulated his desire to emigrate. When a cousin at Grenfell, New South Wales, offered to look after him, Nick and his younger ...

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submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006

Freeleagus, Christy Kosmas (1889 - 1957).

Freeleagus, Christy Kosmas (1889 - 1957)
businessman and honorary consul, was born Christos Frilingos on 16 November 1889 at Frilinganika on the island of Kythera, Greece, one of twelve children of Kosmas Frilingos, farmer, and his wife Irene, née Panagitapolou. He was educated at Potamos College on Kythera. As that island lacked opportunity, inspired by stories of sailors returning from Australian goldfields, with his elder brother Peter he left for Sydney rather than the usual goal, America; ...

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submitted by Rene Samios on 28.12.2006

George Feros. The endeavours of my father by Ruby M Brown (nee Feros)

George Feros
by his daughter Ruby M Brown (nee Feros)


Institute OF KYTHERAISMOS. 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM. PROCEEDINGS

Thank you for the privilege of being here today to share with you the life of George Feros.

The synopsis for this year’s symposium is the Globalisation of Kytheraismos (in essence the endeavours, philosophy, identity and culture of Kytherians).

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submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 18.09.2006

PR and Marketing Manager Victoria Simos.

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Photo: George Papadopoulos

Getting a foot in the door

Manny Tsigas talks to PR and Marketing Manager Victoria Simos about her role in helping run Australia's leading community television production house - RMITV.


UTTER the words 'community television' and the standard image people have is of a bunch of bludging Uni students sitting around a trashed office hatching half-baked ideas of what ...