It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Anthony Robbins (1968-)
This is where people of Kytherian decent who have contributed to their community in an extraordinary way will be featured. They need not be "famous" is the usual sense of the world, simply extraordinary.
submitted by James Victor Prineas on 07.03.2018
Kytherian Association of Australia.
Rockdale Post Shop
P O Box 183
Rockdale NSW 2216
Level 1 / 24 King Street
Join the KAA now. Download your Application Form, here
Renew your KAA membership now. Download your ...
submitted by Effy Alexakis on 28.01.2017
Leonard Janiszewski & Effy Alexakis are presenting a free lecture at the Royal Australian Historical Society, History House, Macquarie Street, Feb 1 @ 1pm
From the 1810s Greeks played a large part in various occupational pursuits. It is based on our 30 years plus of research.
In the photo is George Casimaty, sheepfarmer, Tasmania
To reserve a seat please see link.
submitted by Dr. Marika A. Leibrandt on 19.06.2014
Andrew Peter Sourry was born in Glen Innes, NSW in 1920. Both of Andrew’s parents were born in Kythera, Greece. His father, Panayioti (Peter), who was from Agia Anastasia, first arrived in Austalia on the boat 'Australia' in 1900. Peter returned to Greece to visit family and to fight in the Balkans War in Epirus, in North Western Greece, in 1912-1913. On this visit he met and married Andrew's mother, Marika Coroneo, from Potamos and together they emigrated to Australia in 1914 from Potamos, Kythera. ...
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 20.04.2014
Peter V'landys. Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
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On Australia Day 2014, Peter V’landys was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to racing.
View / download a copy of this article as a .pdf, here:
In the Australian honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer ...
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 14.04.2014
“A rare breed of individual: altruistic in a world where self-interested
ambitions are often prized and admired. His determination to succeed
and his compassion for his fellow man are indeed exceptional traits.”
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View / download a copy of this entry as a .pdf:
In the Australia Day ...
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 13.04.2014
Australia Day Award, for Peter Prineas. 2012.
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Photograph: Peter Prineas (left) with Jim Somerville an old comrade of rainforest and wilderness campaigns.
Among the honours announced by the Governor General on Australia Day 2012 was the award to Peter Prineas of an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his "service to conservation and the environment through executive and advocacy roles".
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 21.10.2013
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Biographical notes by
Historian and Theatre Consultant
Kurrajong Heights NSW Australia
Helen Zerefos is a coloratura soprano of rare charm and beauty whose versatility spans the widest gamut of show business performance. From the stage to television to nightclubs, concerts and recordings, her talents have been applauded and revered.
It is Helen’s wide vocal range ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 20.10.2013
Paula Masselos elected Mayor of Waverley
Bachelor Social Work (James Cook University of North Queensland), Associate Trinity College of London (Speech and Drama), Australian Association of Social Marketing (AASM)
Paula is the Managing Director of Embrace Society which is a communications agency speing in hard to ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 01.03.2013
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Born Anastasia Calopades
25 January 1933
Casino, New South Wales
Died 31 July 2012 (aged 79)
Occupation Chef, cookbook author, food consultant
Spouse(s) John Mallos
Tess Mallos (née Anastasia Calopades) (25 January 1933 – 31 July 2012) was an Australian food and ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 05.02.2013
Venardos, William Emmaniol (Bill) (1911–1986)
by Dennis Conomos
William Emmaniol Venardos (1911-1986), businessman, municipal councillor and community leader, was born on 22 November 1911 at Karavas, Kythera, Greece, eldest son of six children of Vangeli Venardos, general merchant, and his wife Fiorenza, née Corones. Arriving in Sydney with an uncle in 1926, William gained experience in Greek cafés in several New South Wales towns, including Yeoval, Manildra and ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 22.10.2012
Son of the late Thomas and Smaro George. (The family name in Greek was Tzortzatos). Born Sydney 17/1/1915. Educated Kensington Public School., Sydney Boys High School,Solicitors Admission Board (this was a course which was then available, without the benefit of lectures or any tutorial assistance). Admitted as solicitor 5/3/1938. Ceased full time practice in approximately 1972. Completely ceased practising in 1980.
Married 9/12/1939 Renee Freeleagus. One daughter, Diane, ...
submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 20.05.2012
On the 1st of March 2012, Nicholas P. Careedy (Karydis) born in the village of Milopotamos, celebrated his 100th birthday at a large gathering of two hundred and twenty five invited guests. The luncheon was held at the Wavell Heights Bowls Club in Brisbane, Queensland where Nick has been a member for the past 46 years. His wife Nina (formerly Kalaf) with the assistance of their daughter Marietta, put many hours of work into planning and organising this very successful and happy occasion. Nina ...
submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012
24th November, 1889 - 12th November, 1961.
Bretos Margetis as a young adullt, 1910's
My father Bretos Margetis was named after his grandfather, who is pictured here with his daughters, and was probably born about 1850. His son George married Vasilia Galanis and they had three boys, Bretos, Dimitri and Minas, and three girls Maria, Panayiotitsa and Evangelia.
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 28.02.2012
by Jean Michaelides
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Sir Nicholas (Nick) Laurantus (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 ...
submitted by Jim Cassimatis on 22.12.2011
Nick was born on 1/2/10 on the Island of Kythera in the small town of Tsikalaria. His family nickname was Xeros. While in Kythera, Nick became a Dancer. His dancing group consisted of one man (himself) and 16 women, something he was very proud of. He lived through the first world war as a child. Nick was an ambitious man and wanted ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 20.12.2011
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James Castrission on the bow of Lot 41 in the middle of the Tasman Sea
James Castrission was born, 14 March 1982. That makes him only 29 years of age in 2011. But in those 29 years he has crammed a “hell of a lot of living”.
His heritage is Kytherian. His paternal grandfather was Jim Castrission, originally from Kastrissianika, ...
submitted by Kytherian Art World on 30.09.2011
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Emmanuel Andrew Cavacos was born in Potamos, Kythera, on February 10th, 1885. He emigrated to the United States of America, when he was sixteen years old, and settled in Baltimore, in the suburb of Hampden, where his brother Constantine was living. Another brother Theodore also chose to live in Baltimore. (Theodore was married to fellow Kytherian Pothiti Chlentzos). In Baltimore he formed a close friendship with Charles Fitzpatrick, ...
submitted by Angelos Grammenos on 15.06.2011
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Child prodigy of Greek cinema and theatre was born of Kytherian parents (from Mitata) in Athens, on June 16, 1953. He began his career is movies at a very young age, appearing in 1957 in the film The Last Lie. He very soon established a distinctive record as a young supporting actor. He also played lead roles in films such as Mary Plyta Loustrakos’, Salesman.
Watch cinema performances of Vasili as a child ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 18.05.2011
The Brothers Leousi and The Sydney Musical Society.
“ The brothers, Panayoitis and Theophanis G. Leousi, distinguished for the melody of their voices, are the first to have formed a musical group in Sydney.” – Life in Australia 1916 p171
Two photographs from the collection of ‘Beatty’ Calliope Psaros-nee Phacheas - show the cast of a production performed by this musical group c 1922 in Sydney.
Panayoitis and Theophanis Leousi, arrived in Australia c 1910 from Athens, ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 16.04.2011
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Was born in Athens, and continues to live in Athens. She is the widow of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor, Edwin Kuh. (More about Edwin Kuh, at the end of this brief biography of Simoni).
In 2006 she adopted, the then 7 year old, Katya.
From 2004 she has maintained the position of Honorary ...
I am the editor of a family web-site : benardoutlite.com which collates the known history of the Benardout family from...
Interviewed by Joshua Kepreotis
Sitting in his office in Livadi, wearing his signature suit and tie, Manolis Cassimatis –...
Kythera: An Island Named Desire Film
written by Mario Romano October 14, 2020
There’s a lot going on in James...
This photo must have been taken in about 1930. My grandparents - Dimitri and Eleni Prineas (Haniotis) are in the...
About 5 minutes into the program Ada Margariti, who is an Attorney at Law, speaks about how she came to...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
You’ve heard of PhDs in science, medicine and education but have you...
Brisbane kytherians at paliochora excursion ..exploring the wonderful site and seeing all the churches .. this one is called ' e...
Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
Ruby was born 16 September...
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I believe we are distant relatives ... Gavrelis is our americanized Greek family name from Kythera.
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My Papou is Evriades Gavrelis from Logothetianika who came to America before WWI. Evriades and his cousin...
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Not sure if I can help if she was born in Smyrna. Lots of Kytherians emigrated to...
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My maternal grandparents were Greek . I believe they were born in Smyrna & emigrated to Egypt....