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 Steve Frangos on 29.11.2006
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The Grecian Gladiators
Steve Frangos, c. 2005
Little is recalled today of the various Greek immigrants who worked in American vaudeville. Chance references in archival sources and rumors within the Greek-American community about these Greek performers abound. After graduating high school I went to visit my grandmother in Tarpon Springs, Florida. There on Ring Avenue in the late evenings my grandmother and I would ...
submitted by Nectar Costadopoulos on 06.04.2009
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Photograph. 2001 – taken by NSW Department of Education & Training for Maria's State & National Discovering Democracy Award
Name: Maria Hill
submitted by Athene Anderson, (nee, Gilchrist) on 24.10.2006
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Photograph: Hugh Gilchrist. Ambassador to Greece. Presenting his Credentials.
Hugh Gilchrist is additionally, the premier Greek-Australian historian of the 20th century.
An hagiography, and a
A Biographical Sketch
from Grk. - hagios (saint) - graphy - writing.
Hugh Gilchrist was born ...
submitted by Epsilon Magazine on 05.11.2006
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Professor Minas Coroneo and the bionic eye.
Epsilon Magazine. Vol 1. Issue 14.
pp. 1, 22-29.
Professor Minas Coroneo talks about the bionic eye, the latest breakthrough in the field of ophthalmology, the pros and cons of medical research in Australia, and growing up Greek in a Kytherian household in the Hunter Valley region in the early sixties.
submitted by Anna Kominos on 06.02.2007
Turn the leaf of any Kytherian photo album and you will certainly come across the work of Manolis Sofios. An analytical witness to the revolutionary changes of this century. Manoli’s seized the opportunity with his camera, to document Kytherian life when it was still totally an agrarian society. This year’s ‘Kytherian Summer Edition’ pays tribute to the man who had the foresight and inspiration to use the art of photography to immortalise peasant life.
submitted by Tasso John Conomos on 23.10.2006
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President Anastasia Condas accepts a philanthropic award on behalf of the Kytherian Society of California and the West for its many contributions to the Gerokomio of Kythera over the years. These donations have included a convection oven, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, an most recently, an electrocardiograph instrument.
From The Hellenic Herald, California, March, 2003.
submitted by Australian Dictionary Of Biography on 07.10.2006
Simos, Zacharias Theodore (Jack) (1897 - 1976) (1897-1976), confectioner and café proprietor, was born on 15 August 1897 at Kousounari, Kythera (Cerigo), Greece, eldest of four children of Theodore Zachariou Simos, farmer and cooper, and his wife Areanthe, née Theodorakakis. In 1912 Zacharias migrated to Sydney with several other Kytheran boys in the Omrah, disembarking on 13 May with little money and minimal English. In the following four years he worked in Greek cafés in Sydney and at Tenterfield, ...
submitted by Sandra Meligakes on 21.05.2006
Nicholas A. Meligakes, Author of The Spirit of Gettysburg, 1950
The Spirit of Gettysburg
"There is no recorded parallel in history where the result of three days' achievements on one side, or the strategic
blunders on the other, were factors in creating a united nation as they were on the first three days of July, 1863, at Gettysburg.
Four score and seven years have ...
submitted by Peter Vanges on 13.05.2006
The First Kytherian Immigrant to Australia.
The ‘First Kytherian’ Question
First Published in The Greek Australian Vema, April 2006. pages 10/28 and 11/29.
Original Pdf format:
28 - APR 06 P.10-28.pdf
29 - APR 06 P. 11-29.pdf
submitted by Kosmas Megalokonomos on 11.01.2006
Benefactor of Kythera
Efstathios Dilaveris was born at Karavas, Kythera in 1853 of poor parents. At the age of ten he came to Piraeus and made a living as a labourer but at the age of twenty he was a contractor.
In 1888 he created the first factory of mosaic slates in Greece and ten years later the first factory of ceramics. He extended his premises and his excellent products entered both the national and international market and he acquired great wealth.
submitted by George Kanarakis on 27.01.2006
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15.08.1835 — 13.06.1920
One day in Port Pire, South Australia in mid - 1875, in a large store made available by the Whitings company for the townspeople to hold meetings, concerts and church services, during an especially long and tiring sermon a rather short, stocky, middle—aged man of southern Mediterranean appearance jumped up from his makeshift seat.
He dropped a coin noisily on a brandy ...
submitted by George Kanarakis on 13.05.2006
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Harry Corones, Jim Corones and their sister, Charleville, ca. 1914
For other photo's follow the links at the end of this article.
On 14 June 1965 people poured in and out of the Hotel Corones in Charleville, Queensland all day. “The barmaids were run off their feet, the telephones ran hot ...
submitted by Ruth Ostrow on 29.12.2005
Battling the Establishment
From, The New Boy Network
William Heinemann Australia
Sir Arthur George is disarming. He wastes no time skirting round questions with platitudes. He says: ‘When you get older you can say what you think.’
On himself he says: ‘I’m a pushy bugger. I like to get to the top.’ On his relationship with politicans: ‘I make it my business ...
submitted by Ruth Ostrow on 13.01.2006
The Andronicus Family
Becoming a cafe society
From, The New Boy Network
William Heinemann Australia
Charles Andronicus makes no bones about what is at the root of his family’s success. ‘It is because of the influx of Europeans after the Second War. That is when coffee, espresso machines and cafes became popular. ‘Our growth is owed to the continental person, ...
submitted by Peter Vamvakaris on 21.12.2005
The following is an Obituary of Alex Freeleagus, published in Clayton Utz's magazine Proctor.
Freeleagus ACF Clayton Utz article August 2005 (1).pdf
Report of Alex Freeleagus's funeral in The Vema.
Freeleagus ACF Greek News2.pdf
Report of Alex Freeleagus's funeral ...
submitted by Archie Kalokerinos on 10.12.2005
Air Force Master Sergeant.
From, The (Philadelphia) Enquirer - National
Wednesday, September 3, 1997
After decades of secrecy, U.S. honors Cold War’s lost fliers
The crews were on spy missions along the borders of the Soviet Union and its allies.
Some were shot down, others just disappeared
By Michael E. Ruane
INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
FORT MEADE, Md - The fat, gray American ...
submitted by James Victor Prineas on 03.12.2005
A lot has been written about the cafes which Kytherians set up and ran after they migrated, comparatively little though about the cafe culture on the island. Anyone who regularly visited the village of Mitata in the 1980s and '90s probably ate at George and Maria Stamatakou's restaurant which was perched near the ravine on the roller-coaster-road out of the back of the village.
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The months I spent each year on the island are ...
submitted by Anastasia Baveas on 23.11.2006
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(Tears fill the eyes of Anastasia Baveas as she talks, much moved, of one of the greatest men she ever knew, her father.)
Stavros Baveas left Kythera, like many Greek men of his time, at a very young age to work in Australia. In his first years there he worked on a farm owned by the Kordatou family, and later, having saved up enough from his wages he opened his own establishment, the ABC ...
submitted by Athanasia Glycofrydi-Leontsini on 29.03.2008
Professor of Modern European and Neohellenic Philosophy-Department of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece
8, Valaniou Str.,
Office: University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy.
University Campus, Ilissia 15771
Tel.: (0030)210-7277538, Fax: (0030)210-7248979
submitted by Association Of Kytherian University Professors on 24.10.2005
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Dr. Cassimatis is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (SOM), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). His responsibilities include oversight of the SOM’s clinical affiliations and of the University’s international programs. From 1995 to 2000, he was additionally the senior project officer for the design, construction and staffing of the University’s ...
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
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There’s a lot going on in James...
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Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
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Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
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