submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 13.05.2015
Eleni's sister Efrosini (Froso) Anastasopoulos was my mother Anna's stepmother. This photo was taken at a relative's house in Athens.
submitted by To Bhma. Greece on 06.05.2015
Μια νέα σημαντική προσέγγιση για τη διάχυση της θεωρίας της εξέλιξης στο ελληνικό λογοτεχνικό τοπίο του 1900
Κύριο άξονα της μελέτης αποτελεί ο Γρηγόριος Ξενόπουλος, φοιτητής των φυσικών επιστημών από το 1883 στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Cultural Perspectives on
Evolution in Greece (1880-1930s)
Εκδόσεις CEU Press, 2015,
σελ. 340, τιμή 45 ευρώ
Φωτογραφία: Κύριο άξονα της μελέτης αποτελεί ο Γρηγόριος Ξενόπουλος, φοιτητής των φυσικών επιστημών από το 1883 στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
«Ο πόλεμος των ιδεών. Μύριες ιδέες και δυνάμεις πολεμάνε στις Ευρώπες και στις Αμερικές για τη νίκη και την επικράτηση. Φιλόσοφοι και πολιτειολόγοι· η Επιστήμη και η Θρησκεία. Σοσιαλιστές επαναστάτες με το δυναμίτη, κ' επαναστάτες που στρώνουνε δρόμους με την πίστη που χαμογελά, ουρανική, με τα θεία όπλα του λόγου. (...) Δαρβινιστές και λαμαρκιστές, με τους οπαδούς του νόμου που δείχνει τα πράγματα που μένουνε σταθερά, στο νόμο αγνάντια του ξετυλιμού και της μεταμόρφωσης». Το 1911 ο Κωστής Παλαμάς, επισκοπώντας το διανοητικό τοπίο του δυτικού κόσμου, αποτυπώνει μια διάχυτη ιδεολογική αναταραχή στο κάδρο της οποίας φροντίζει να τοποθετήσει και τη διαμάχη μεταξύ οπαδών και πολεμίων του δαρβινισμού. Πράγματι, η επίδραση της βιολογίας θα ορίσει το διανοητικό τοπίο του πρώτου μισού του 20ού αιώνα εξίσου καθοριστικά με τον κοινωνικοπολιτικό στοχασμό: ο κοινωνικός δαρβινισμός και ο λόγος περί φυλής, η υποκείμενη πρόταση μιας κοινωνίας προσανατολισμένης στη φυσική επιλογή και της εξιδανίκευσης του ανταγωνισμού και της σύγκρουσης ως νόμων φυσικών και απαράγραπτων θα ασκήσουν ανάλογη έλξη, είτε σε παράλληλη είτε σε τεμνόμενη πορεία, με τον φιλελευθερισμό και τον εθνικισμό, τον φασισμό και τον κομμουνισμό. Ωστόσο, όπως επισημαίνει η Μαρία Ζαρίμη, λέκτορας του Πανεπιστημίου της Νέας Νότιας Ουαλίας, ενώ η διασπορά των ιδεολογικών κατηγοριών στον λόγο των ελλήνων διανοουμένων της εποχής έχει διερευνηθεί σε μεγάλο βαθμό, εκείνη του βιολογικού λεξιλογίου, της θεωρίας της εξέλιξης ή της ευγονικής σπανίζει. Το βιβλίο της Darwin's Footprint αναζητεί ακριβώς αυτά τα αποτυπώματα της δεξίωσης της δαρβινικής θεωρίας στην Ελλάδα μέσα από το λογοτεχνικό έργο κυρίως του Γρηγορίου Ξενόπουλου και κατά δεύτερο λόγο των Εμμανουήλ Ροΐδη, Κωστή Παλαμά και Νίκου Καζαντζάκη.
Η αργή διείσδυση της θεωρίας του Δαρβίνου στον ελληνικό χώρο διαπιστώνεται από την έλλειψη σχετικών δημοσιευμάτων, παρατηρεί η Ζαρίμη. Μικρής έκτασης κείμενα σε περιοδικά και επιθεωρήσεις, αποσπασματικά και συχνά προϊόντα δευτερογενούς βιβλιογραφίας, αποτελούν τον κανόνα. Η ολοκληρωμένη απόδοση της Καταγωγής των ειδών στην ελληνική γλώσσα θα παρουσιαστεί μόλις το 1915, στην καθαρεύουσα, με μεταφραστή τον Νίκο Καζαντζάκη. Δειγματοληπτικά μπορεί να αναφέρει κανείς ότι μετά την έκδοση του πρωτοτύπου στα αγγλικά το 1859 ακολούθησε η κυκλοφορία του στη Γαλλία και στη Γερμανία το 1862, στη Ρωσία το 1869, στην Ισπανία το 1896 και στην Κίνα το 1903. Στην Ελλάδα πάλι αντιρρητικοί λόγοι στη θεωρία της εξέλιξης είχαν εμφανιστεί νωρίτερα από πολλά κείμενα δαρβινικού χαρακτήρα - «Η νεοτάτη του υλισμού φάσις, ήτοι ο δαρουινισμός και το ανυπόστατον αυτού», για παράδειγμα, με συγγραφέα τον «προλύτη της θεολογίας» Σπυρίδωνα Σούγκρα, χρονολογείται από το 1876.
Εξαιτίας της σχετικής υστέρησης του ενδιαφέροντος για τις θετικές επιστήμες στην Ελλάδα του 19ου αιώνα η Ζαρίμη εντοπίζει την ενασχόληση με την εξελικτική θεωρία σε συγκεκριμένο περιβάλλον: «συγγραφείς που είχαν κάποια σχέση με τις επιστήμες ή εκτέθηκαν σε γαλλικές, γερμανικές ή αγγλικές εκδοχές του έργου του Δαρβίνου». Το 1863, π.χ., ο Εμμανουήλ Ροΐδης «βυθίζεται» στη μελέτη της δαρβίνειας σχολής, από την ανάγνωση της οποίας προκύπτει το αχρονολόγητο διήγημα «Ιστορία ενός πιθήκου», σάτιρα των ομοιοτήτων και των διαφορών μεταξύ ενός πιθήκου-βιβλιοθηκαρίου και του κυρίου του. Στη βιβλιοθήκη του Κωστή Παλαμά ανιχνεύονται δύο γαλλικές μεταφράσεις της Καταγωγής των ειδών, η μία με ιδιόχειρες σημειώσεις. Ο Παλαμάς ήδη από το 1899 συγκαταλέγει τον Δαρβίνο στις κορυφές της παγκόσμιας διανόησης, μαζί με τον Φρίντριχ Ενγκελς και τον Ζαν-Ζακ Ρουσό, υιοθετεί εκείνη την περίοδο τη γλώσσα του εξελικτισμού («δαρβινική θεωρία του ξετυλιμού των όλων») και εντάσσει το έργο του σε επιστημονικό πλαίσιο: σχολιάζοντας τον Δωδεκάλογο του γύφτου τον αντιτάσσει στη «μεταφυσική ποίηση» ως δείγμα μιας «επιστημονικής ποίησης» που «δοξάζει την επιστήμη». Για τον Νίκο Καζαντζάκη, πρώτο μεταφραστή του The Origin of Species με τίτλο Περί της γενέσεως των ειδών, η πρώτη επαφή με τη θεωρία της εξέλιξης στα τέλη της εφηβείας του είναι οργανικά συνδεδεμένη με τον κλονισμό της θρησκευτικής του πίστης. Αντηχήσεις της ανιχνεύονται και μετέπειτα σε ένα τόσο κεντρικό για την κοσμοθεωρία του έργο όπως η Ασκητική, όπου, σύμφωνα με τη Ζαρίμη, πραγματεύεται «την ελπίδα κάποιου είδους αθανασίας παράλληλα με τη βιολογική θεματική της συνέχειας».
Ωστόσο, κύριο άξονα της μελέτης αποτελεί ο Γρηγόριος Ξενόπουλος, φοιτητής των Φυσικών Επιστημών από το 1883 στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, όπου παρακολούθησε μάλιστα τις δαρβινικές διαλέξεις του καθηγητή της Φυσιολογίας Ιωάννη Ζωχιού - και τις αντιπαραθέσεις με τους θεολόγους συναδέλφους του. Ο Ξενόπουλος δεν ολοκλήρωσε τις σπουδές του, αυτό όμως δεν τον εμπόδισε να καταστεί γνώστης της πλήρους σχεδόν εργογραφίας του Δαρβίνου, μνείες της οποίας αφθονούν στη λογοτεχνία του. Η Ζαρίμη εντοπίζει, λ.χ., το θέμα της κληρονομικότητας και της μετάδοσης των φυσιογνωμικών χαρακτηριστικών στο μυθιστόρημα Πλούσιοι και φτωχοί (1919), μέρος από κοινού με τα Τίμιοι και άτιμοι και Τυχεροί και άτυχοι της λεγόμενης «κοινωνικής τριλογίας»: ο πρωταγωνιστής Πώπος Δαγάτορας διαβάζει την Καταγωγή των ειδών, αποδίδει τη χαμηλή κοινωνική του θέση στη «ράτσα» και στο «σόι», αναπτύσσει μια φυσιογνωμική θεωρία για την ερμηνεία των ανθρώπινων χαρακτήρων εστιασμένη στα μάτια. Η Τρίμορφη γυναίκα (1922) εισάγει τα ζητήματα του αφηγήματος της ευγονικής, η Τερέζα Βάρμα Δακόστα (1926) εμπεριέχει το φάσμα του αταβισμού και της «νέας γυναίκας» ως «σεξουαλικού αρπακτικού», ενώ Η νύχτα του εκφυλισμού (1926) απηχεί τον κατ' εξοχήν ηθικό πανικό της εποχής - την κατάπτωση των γενετικών χαρακτηριστικών και την επακόλουθη παρακμή ατόμων, κοινωνιών, εθνών και φυλών.
Εύστοχη ως προς την επιλογή του υλικού και άκρως ενδιαφέρουσα ως προς την ανάλυσή του, η προσέγγιση της Μαρίας Ζαρίμη καλύπτει ένα ουσιαστικό κενό στη μελέτη της διανοητικής ιστορίας της περιόδου 1880-1930. Η καίρια επισήμανσή της για τις βιολογικές προεκτάσεις στη λογοτεχνία ως «αναπόσπαστο στοιχείο, μαζί με το κοινωνικοπολιτικό, για τη διαμόρφωση του ατόμου, της κοινωνίας και του έθνους στην Ελλάδα» σηματοδοτεί την ανάγκη εστίασης στους μηχανισμούς εισαγωγής, πρόσληψης και διάθλασης του επιστημονικού λόγου προκειμένου να προσδιοριστεί πώς στα ίχνη του Δαρβίνου βάδισαν, εκτός από τον ορθολογισμό και την εκκοσμίκευση, ο κοινωνικός δαρβινισμός, η ευγονική, οι φυλετικές θεωρίες και άλλα παρόμοια ρεύματα με υπόγεια, τεθλασμένη, υπαρκτή όμως, διαδρομή εντός της ελληνικής κοινωνίας.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 03.05.2015
This photo was taken in Wollongong.
My grandfather was born in Ayia Anastasia in 1898. He arrived in Australia on July 20, 1914 aboard the 'Nera'.
My grandfather's parents were Steve and Eugenia.
My grandmother Ekaterini (Katina) was from Logothetianika. Her parents were Stefanos Moulos and Stavroula Kalopedis.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 05.03.2016
The lady on the left is my grandmother Ekaterini (Katina) Zantiotis (Moulos) who was from Logothetianika. Her parents were Stefano Moulos and Stavroula Kalopedis.
The lady on the right is Erifili Zantiotis (Coroneos) who was a 'Belo' from Potamos.
My grandmother's husband, Peter and Erifili's husband, Andoni (Tony) were brothers from Agia Anastasia.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 18.05.2015
This photo is of Elli Mavromatis (Veneris), Ekaterini (Katina) Zantiotis (Moulos) and Diamanta Tambakis (Stathis).
Elli is from Areoi and is the mother of Kytherian Kitchen star, Koula Tzannes.
Katina, my paternal grandmother, was from Logothetianika. Her parents were Stefanos Moulos and Stavroula Kalopedis.
Diamanta was from Karvounades.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 06.03.2016
The lady is my mother Anna (Kyrani Anastasopoulos) and the gentleman is my paternal grandfather's brother, Anastasios (Ernie) Steve Zantiotis.
My mother is from Perlegianika. She came to Australia in 1956. Her parents were Peter Con Anastasopoulos and Barbara Komninos.
My great-uncle was born in Ayia Anastasia. He arrived in Australia on April 1, 1924.
This photo was taken on a trip to Queensland.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 24.04.2015
This photo was taken in March 1963.
My grandmother, Ekaterini (Katina) was from Logothetianika. Her parents were Stefanos Moulos/Mallos and Stavroula Kalopedis.
My grandfather was from Agia Anastasia. His parents were Stavro and Eugenia.
submitted by Hellenic War History on 23.04.2015
The Lemnian Association of NSW - Lemnos1915 WWI Commemorative Committee - with the support of the
Consulate General of Greece in Sydney
cordially invites you to a special event to
commemorate 100 years the ANZACs left Mudros Harbour in Lemnos for the infamous Gallipoli landings.
Guest speaker: The Hon. David Elliott MP, Minister for Veterans Affairs
Friday, 24 April 2015
3.45pm for a 4pm start
The Terrace Room
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour
RSVP by 23rd April to Kaily Koutsogiannis via email
submitted by Kytherian Art World on 21.04.2015
Art student gets subsumed
By HELEN GREGORY
February 11th, 2015
Reproduced with permission of The Newcastle Herald ©Copyright 2015
Alexia is the daughter of Peter and Sheri Psaltis, who live in Newcastle, and granddaughter of the late George Psaltis and Alexandra Psaltis (nee, Feros), of Gilgandra, and later Earlwood.
ALEXIA Psaltis’ hair-raising expeditions squeezing through fences to photograph abandoned industrial sites have paid off, culminating in an eye-catching piece selected to hang in the Art Gallery of NSW.
The 2014 dux of Hunter School of the Performing Arts is the woman behind Subsumed, which has been selected for Artexpress, a showcase of the best works of art completed by NSW students as part of last year’s Higher School Certificate.
Of the 219 works selected for exhibitions in galleries across the state, only 37 have been selected for inclusion in the exclusive Art Gallery of NSW exhibit.
‘‘When I heard, I was jumping around in excitement, it was the best feeling,’’ Ms Psaltis said.
‘‘Out of all of my HSC achievements, that’s the one that really stood out to me.’’
Ms Psaltis’ work explores the paradox of Newcastle’s heavy industry sitting alongside its pristine coast.
It comprises six surrealistic portraits of female figures, representing Mother Nature, being consumed by industrial structures, objects and landscapes that convey destruction and invasion.
Each portrait includes layers of hundreds of photos she captured from both active and abandoned industrial sites including Kooragang Island, Cockatoo Island and around Hexham and Maitland.
‘‘I visited quite a few deserted and unused machinery yards where there was equipment that had rusted and been left to rot,’’ she said.
‘‘It was a bit scary going into the abandoned sites, but I just squeezed through holes in fences.
‘‘The portraits represent how physical, spiritual and psychological identity is threatened by industrialisation, which removes individual human inspiration and imagination.
‘‘We now face a future of surreal, stunted landscapes.’’
Ms Psaltis also completed major works in English Extension II, Music and Society and Culture and was named on the All-round Achievers list for receiving marks in the highest band possible for 10 or more units.
She began her combined law and arts degree at the University of Newcastle in February 2015.
Artexpress at the Art Gallery of NSW will open to the public from Thursday.
The remaining works selected for Artexpress will be on display in venues across the state throughout the remainder of the year.
The exhibition will come to Maitland Regional Art Gallery between September 11 and November 1.
Rationale of the artwork
Hunter School of the Performing Arts
Prints to Breathing Colour Velvet paper
Subsumed is a series of portraits representing the threat to physical, spiritual and psychological identity from rampant industrialisation. The portraits identify how the dominance of industry removes individual human inspiration and imagination. We face a future of surreal, stunted landscapes populated by impaired humanity, symbolised by the replacement of human physicality with machinery. I photographed all the images of industrial structures, objects and landscapes that convey destruction and invasion. I layered these eclectic images with the human portraits to represent the unchecked, pervasive presence of industrial processes in our lives. We are consumed by industry and its detritus.
What is ArtExpress?
ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition of artworks created by students from government and non-government schools for the Higher School Certificate Examination in Visual Arts. The works demonstrate exceptional quality across a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media including painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics, digital animation, film and video, and collections of works.
ARTEXPRESS represents the high standards and diversity achieved by Year 12 Visual Arts students in New South Wales schools.
The continued excellence of the annual ARTEXPRESS exhibition is the outcome of a rigorous Visual Arts curriculum that builds on study from Kindergarten through to Year 12.
Visual Arts is part of the core curriculum in primary school and junior high school and a popular elective for the Higher School Certificate examination.
Student assessment in Visual Arts for the Higher School Certificate is based on submission of a Body of Work plus a written examination. Each students develops their submission through a process, recorded in a Visual Arts Process Diary, which reflects the problem-solving approach of the practising artist.
Equally important especially at senior level, is critical study and art history which plays a crucial role in informing the artworks produced by students.
The works chosen for ARTEXPRESS are a representative selection from over 12,000 examination submissions and reflect not only the talent of the individual students, but also the strength of the curriculum and excellence of Visual Arts teaching in New South Wales schools.
ARTEXPRESS is shown at 9 metropolitan and regional venues in NSW.
submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.02.2015
Author: Dr Maria Zarimis
When Published: 2015
Publisher: Central European University Press. CEU Press. CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine Vol. 6.
Publisher’s website: http://www.ceupress.com/
Description: 340 pages including 15 black-and-white, and color illustrations.
Cloth $60.00 / €45.00 / £38.00
Paperback $35.00/ €27.00 / £22.00
ISBN: 978-963-386-077-9 (Cloth)
Available: All good bookshops
Darwin’s Footprint examines the impact of Darwinism in Greece, investigating how it has shaped Greece in terms of its cultural and intellectual history, and in particular its literature.
The book demonstrates that in the late 19th to early 20th centuries Darwinism and associated science strongly influenced celebrated Greek literary writers and other influential intellectuals, which fueled debate in various areas such as ‘man’s place in nature’, eugenics, the nature-nurture controversy, religion, as well as class, race and gender.
In addition, the study reveals that many of these individuals were also considering alternative approaches to these issues based on Darwinian and associated biological post-Darwinian ideas. Their concerns included the Greek “race” or nation, its culture, language and identity; also politics and gender equality.
Zarimis’s monograph devotes considerable space to Xenopoulos (1867-1951), notable novelist, journalist and playwright.
Darwin’s Footprint: Cultural Perspectives on Evolution in Greece (1880-1930's), a book by Maria Zarimis
Launched by Scientia Professor John Gascoigne (UNSW) and Dr Alfred Vincent
Synopsis: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution revolutionised biology and deeply influenced modern thought. But how did Greeks react to it? Dr Zarimis discusses Darwin’s influence on concepts relating to the nation, language, culture and politics.
“The original and significant contribution [of] this book […] derives from the fact that so little has been written, so far, about the influence of Darwin’s writings and Darwinism on Greek literary and social culture” (Emeritus Professor Peter Bien). The event celebrates the centenary of the Greek translation of Darwin’s Origin of Species by Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the authors discussed in the book.
Date: Sunday 29 March
Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Contact: (02) 9750 0440 or email@example.com
Festival website: http://www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au
submitted by Kytherian Book Review on 13.12.2014
At Totts Gap Art Institute
BOOK SIGNING EVENT
ONE YEAR ON KYTHERA
photographs by Kristina Williamson
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:00-9:00 p.m. (presentation begins at 6:30pm)
The Gap Theatre
47 Broadway, Wind Gap,
United States of America
Please join us for an evening featuring a presentation by the artist on her work followed by a book signing and wine reception courtesy of Franklin Hill Vineyards.
Limited edition prints will also be available for purchase.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Totts Gap Arts Institute Scholarship Fund.
TOTTS GAP ARTS INSTITUTE is a Charitable Organization organized under the Federal 501(C)(3) statutes. The mission of the Totts Gap Arts Institute is to nurture artists of all ages, and to awaken the excitement, passion, and possibility of both the fine and performing arts by offering classes, showcasing talent, and hosting events that will infuse our community and the region with a love and respect for the creative process. For more information please visit www.tottsgap.org
Special thanks to the Fulbright Foundation in Greece whose generous grant made this project possible; the Kytherian World Heritage Fund for publishing the monograph of One Year on Kythera; the Totts Gap Art Institute, Slate Belt Community Partnership, Franklin Hill Vineyards, and Lucy Flinn State Farm agent for hosting and sponsoring the event in Pennsylvania.
submitted by O Kosmos on 01.11.2014
“Έλληνας για µια µέρα” στο φεστιβάλ του Kogarah
Mε µεγάλη επιτυχία πραγµατοποιήθηκε την περασµένη Κυριακή το φεστιβάλ Being Greek Festival στο Carss Bush Park, στο Kogarah.
Χιλιάδες επισκέπτες όλων των ηλικιών απόλαυσαν ένα πλόυ- σιο καλιτεχνικό πρόγραµµα κατά τη διάρκεια της ηµέρας. Ελληνικές αλλά και κάθε καταγωγής οικογένειες έσπευσαν να θαυµάσουν τους χορευτές, να γευτούν ελληνικές γεύσεις και να ακούσουν ελληνική µουσική.
Παρόν καθ όλη τη διάρκεια της εκδήλωσης και ο τέως “πλέον επι τυχηµένος δήµαρχος” της Αυστραλίας και δρα- στήριος, πλέον, βουλευτής του οµοσπονδιακού κοινοβουλείου, κ. Νικόλαος Βαρβαρής καθώς και ο Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας στο Σίδνεϊ, ∆ρ Σταύρος Κυρίµης. Ανάµεσα στους χορηγούς η Frutex, η Delphi Bank που στηρίζει δυναµικά την ελληνική οµογένεια σε πλήθος δραστηριο- τήτων και το Audi Centre Sydney, ενώ χρυσός χορηγός ήταν οι Poulos Bros. Στο φεστιβάλ πα- ρουσίασε την νέα του δουλειά ο παραγωγός και DJ, KRAZY KON.
Το µεγάλο ελληνικό γλέντι τέλειωσε µε τη ρίψη πυροτεχνηµάτων αργά το απόγευµα.
Last Sunday's Being Greek Festival at Carss Bush Park, in Kogarah was a great success.
Thousands of visitors of all ages enjoyed a wealth of activities, including artists and dancing programs during the day. Large numbers of Australians of Greek origin flocked to the venue to admire the Greek dancers, taste Greek cuisine and listen to Greek music.
Present throughout the event was the former Mayor of Kogarah, now, federal parliamentary MP, Mr. Nicholas Varvaris and the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Dr Stavros Kyrimis. Among the sponsors of the event were Frutex, the Delphi Bank, the Audi Centre Sydney, and gold sponsors - Poulos Bros. All support the dynamic Greek Diaspora in numerous activities. Producer and music provider for the Festival was DJ, KRAZY KON.
The Being Greek Festival ended with a spectacular fireworks display at 8:00pm.
submitted by AHEPA NSW on 30.10.2014
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submitted by The Daily Examiner, Grafton on 30.10.2014
Grafton Examiner, 28th Oct 2014
Photograph: TRIUMPH: The audience was wowed by the music and singing of An Afternoon at the Proms.
GRAFTON'S Afternoon at the Proms may have even been better than the real thing.
Angelo Notaras thinks so, and judging by the crowd's enthusiastic standing ovations on Sunday afternoon, they do too.
An Afternoon at the Proms, based on the Proms Concert of London, was a first for the Clarence Valley and included all the classics, including Land of Hope and Glory and Sailor's Horn Pipe performed by the Clarence Valley Sinfonia Orchestra.
Having been to the Proms in London on many occasions, Mr Notaras, also the co-owner of the Saraton Theatre, said he was happy to report the success of the local version might have secured its future as an annual event.
"I think it might have been the biggest event to hit Grafton in 25 years," Mr Notaris said.
"The thing that stuck me was enthusiasm and community spirit of all the people on stage.
"Grafton doesn't understand how lucky they are to have people like composer Greg Butcher and everyone else in this town, and we need to have things like this so people like this can come out and blossom."
Composer Greg Butcher said the show was tremendous.
"I'm very proud of how well both the orchestra and choir played," Mr Butcher said. "Nothing like this has been done for a while with local musicians and it all came off."
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 20.10.2014
KYTHERIANS OF THE WORLD COME TO THE WORLD OF KYTHERIANS
What to look out for at Kytheraismos
What is Kytheraismos? It’s a chance to find your Kytherian and Hellenic roots. It’s an opportunity to hear from others about why Kythera really matters. It’s a forum for exchanging ideas and personal experiences. It’s a journey of discovery. Come along and take part.
View / download a .pdf version of this announcement here:
What to look out for at Kytheraismos.pdf
View / download a .pdf version of the one page Kytheraismos
Kytheraismos Symposium Flyer.pdf
If you are interested in finding out your family background, then this session will be for you when you will hear and see presentations on how to do this through ancestry and genealogical research. Kalie Zervos and Amalia Samios will present “Tracing your Kytherian roots” whilst John Minchin from Tasmania will explain how his search for his own Kytherian roots required perseverance, technology and good luck.
A strong supporter from the Kytherian Society of California, Vikky Vrettos Fraioli, will also present on this theme, as will Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis who will deliver a paper titled: “When your father is from Kythera you don’t dare so ‘no’ even in the face of death”. If you miss this talk you will do so at your peril.
Why the website Kythera family net and the Kytherian World Heritage Fund (particularly its book publishing arm) are so vital to our understanding of who we are, will be the subject of a presentation by Kytherian stalwart Angelo Notaras.
How the Karavitiko, a great example of a local initiative that recalls our island home, has been going since 1967 will be explained by Theo (Kapetanios) Poulos.
George Vardas, the Kytherian Association’s cultural attaché, will talk about Kythera in the historical and cultural context of the Ionian Islands - where, to borrow from Lawrence Durrell, the blue really begins - and the recent efforts to revitalise the Eptanesian Federation in Sydney Kytherian migration to Australia is an epic story that can be retold in so many ways.
Come and hear the eminent Kytherian economist and researcher, Nickolas Glytsos, discuss the costs and benefits of Kytherian migration across generations. Anthea Matis, the President of the Kytherian Brotherhood of Canberra, will present the story of the Kytherians who made Canberra their home.
The milk bar and cafe culture developed by the Greeks (with Kytherians at the forefront) is a major theme of the symposium. Come and find out about the history of the Sydney Cafe from Paul Mathers. The history of the oyster salon phenomenon and the establishment of S Peters & Co. is the subject of an interesting paper to be delivered by Peter McCarthy. Well-known author and museum curator, Peter Prineas, will speak on the subject of the Roxy Greek Museum in Bingara and its spiritual and cultural links with Kytherians in particular. And in a paper that will resonate with many, Grace Masselos will discuss what it was like to grow up in a milk bar as a child, in a paper titled: The Ruminations of a Daughter of a Kytherian Milk Bar Owner: Am I Greek or Australian?”
One of the keynote speakers will be the well-known artist (and current Kytherian Councillor), Manolis Haros, who will exhibit and display a range of his artworks which span both abstract and expressionist dimensions, especially landscapes, across various media.
Manolis Haros studied etching and painting in Paris and had his first one-man show in Athens in 1981. One of his more recent exhibitions was at the Benaki Museum in 2011 where he presented an eclectic mix of works based on Aesop’s Fables to wide acclaim. His landscapes of Kythera are often dreamy and surreal.
Professor George Kanarakis will talk about literature of the Greeks of the Diaspora and the numerous examples of Greek-Australian writers, poets and other literary figures who graced the Antipodean stage.
Dr Maria Zarimis will take us down a path which we, or certainly our parents, have experienced with the Kytherian tradition of mantinades (rhyming folk songs) and funeral laments as part of the Kytherian cultural evolution of expressing our many and varied emotions.
Melina Mallos from Brisbane will run a workshop based on ideas from her book “Catch the cat”, the first English-Greek bilingual picture book. The historical development and significance of traditional Kytherian folkloric dressing will be the subject of an interesting presentation by Politimi Moulos.
Meanwhile, back in Kythera ....
Have you ever dreamt of rebuilding your family home on the island? Or investing in property in Kythera? What are the legal and financial obstacles? Former mayor Emmanuel Cassimatis will discuss ownership and development of land in Kythera whilst Anthony Conomos will present “Kythera living”, your future in Kythera. The Roman philosopher Cicero famously wrote that to add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
The establishment of the new public library in Kontolianika, as an example of inspired Australian and US expatriate benefaction on our island home, will be related by George Poulos. Yiannis Mavrommatis will present a paper on the intriguing similarities and coincidences between the island’s Agios Theodoros and the new hospital at Potamos.
Peter Magiros will discuss how his dream of a multifunctional sports facility on the island has come to fruition with the opening of the impressive sporting field at Livadi. Recent archaeological explorations of the Mentor shipwreck off Avlemonas and the Return to Antikythera expedition have featured our own John Fardoulis who will provide valuable insight into these projects.
Don’t mention the war ...... actually we do..
That the Greeks and Australians fought together against the Nazi invaders when the rest of continental Europe had either fallen or surrendered during World War II, is the stuff of legend. Their famous exploits will be covered by historian Maria Hill in her discussion of the role of the Australians in Greece during the war and by journalist and broadcaster Mike Sweet as to the Australian war effort in and around Kythera as the Battle of Crete raged.
There will be other speakers to hear and engage. Because the very concept of Kytheraismos - a global interaction between people of Kytherian descent and philo-Kytherians - is a vehicle by which we are able to connect the real world of Kythera (both the present and the past) with the fantastic world of the Kythera in our dreams.
For the Kytherians of the world..... Kytheraismos is a bridge to the world of the Kytherians....
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 10.10.2014
Stephen Zantiotis, Con Poulos (Anastasopoulos) and Anna Zantiotis (Anastasopoulos) at the wedding of Con's granddaugther on 4 October 2014.
Stephen and Anna are my parents and Con and Anna are brother and sister.
Con Poulos (Anastasopoulos) and his sister, Anna Zantiotis (my mum) at the wedding of Con's granddaughter on 4 October, 2014.
submitted by NSW Heritage on 29.09.2014
'Kythera' was once owned by the proprietor of Mudgee's historic art deco Regent theatre. The Mediterranean origins of past owners, from the 1930s through to the 1970s, is referenced through the columns and rendering as well as through the naming, 'Kythera'.
Accommodation for couples or a family group wanting an affordable stay with that special blend of convenience, comfort and luxury in beautiful Mudgee ... with just a touch of history! Book all four bedrooms, or just one or two, and enjoy the delights of this grand old home. 'Kythera' has original pressed metal ceilings and brass fittings throughout. Each of the four generous bedrooms boasts a unique period fireplace. There is a fully equipped country style kitchen and dining area and a recently renovated federation style bathroom and laundry. Enjoy a BBQ in the leafy garden and expansive shaded outdoor area. Relax and enjoy your stay in a 'home away from home' whilst you explore the bounty of the Mudgee region.
Convenience, Comfort, Luxury
Convenience - 118 Mortimer 'Kythera' is situated centrally - convenient to shops, restaurants and Mudgee town's day and evening attractions - just one block from the town's centre and 10 minutes any direction to Mudgee wine country.
Comfort - Three generous queen size bedrooms and a bunk room (2 sets of bunks) - with central heating in winter, connected to a cool breezeway for summer. There is a fully self-contained kitchen and cosy family room with library and games. Two bathrooms. All linen included - electric blankets and doonas, comfy pillows, crisp white sheets & a plentiful supply of fluffy white towels.
Luxury - Relax and unwind in the claw foot bath. Soak up the sunshine and surrounds in the leafy back garden. Read the newspaper and plan your day's outings. Late Sunday check out if needed. Breakfast hamper option by request. Pamper pack & bath robe option.
with just a touch of history!
Built in the 1880s on land first granted to George Cox in 1839, historic 118 Mortimer has been renovated over successive generations of owners and now lovingly restored. 'Kythera' was once owned by the proprietor of Mudgee's historic art deco Regent theatre. The Mediterranean origins of past owners, from the 1930s through to the 1970s, is referenced through the columns and rendering as well as through the naming, 'Kythera'. The cottage and stables were built for the first owner, a blacksmith William Little.You will find the original stables fireplace still standing not far from where you park your car. In 1898 William Little sold the property to Patrick Kirby, named in the title deed as a 'boarding house keeper' (a facsimile copy of the title deed between William Little and Patrick Kirby hangs in the rear hall). You can see 'Kythera' has a long history in providing accommodation in the township and district! Steep yourself in the history of this special piece of Mudgee?s past, when next you tour the Central West of NSW.
Category: Vacation Home Rental
Street: 118 Mortimer Street
submitted by Greek Australian History on 19.09.2014
Greek Migration to Post-war Australia
In the immediate post-war years, Australia launched a bold mass immigration program to increase the size of its population: a large workforce would boost economic development; more people could better defend the country.
Initially Australia encouraged immigrants from the United Kingdom and Displaced Persons from war-torn Europe. Even within a few years the Australian economy became dependent on a constant flow of migrant labour, but the Displaced Persons scheme slowed about 1951 and ended in 1953.
Australia became a founding member of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration, which was set up to provide assistance for Europeans in overcrowded countries to move to under-crowded countries. Through and with the ICEM, Australia made migration agreements initially with The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria and Greece.
It also took people from other countries including, for example, Yugoslavia. Between 1951 and 1959, the ICEM arranged for 233 000 people to come to Australia, principally from Greece and Italy.
Even before Australia reached a migration agreement with Greece in 1952, over 5 000 Greeks had arrived since the war ended. They were privately sponsored by Greeks already resident in Australia who were prepared to guarantee housing and employment.
From 1953 to mid-1956 there was a large influx of Greek migrants: about half of the 33 639 to arrive were assisted by the ICEM and Australian Government: almost all were processed at the Bonegilla Reception and Training Centre.
These contingents of assisted Greek migrants arriving between 1953 and June 1956 provided the impetus for subsequent Greek migration. They and those they brought formed an extensive migration chain in which they nominated wives, sisters, fiancés and other close relatives for assisted passages and for unassisted admission.
In 1947 12 291 Greek-born people lived in Australia. By 1961 that number of Australian residents born in Greece had increased six-fold. By 1971 it doubled again.
The Bonegilla Reception and Training Centre was the official employment office through which about 15 000 assisted Greek migrants were processed in what was called ‘the ICEM Greek Project’ between 1953 and 1956. It was from Bonegilla that many Greeks started work and life journeys within Australia.
In 2007 the Block 19 remnant of the former Reception Centre was placed on the National Heritage List.
Bonegilla holds powerful connection for many people in Australia…. [It] forms an important part of Australia’s recent collective memory and has become a symbol of post-World War II migration. It represents the role of Australia as the ‘host’ nation…. Bonegilla and its associated oral and written records yield insights into post-war migration and refugee experiences. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 7 December 2007.
What insights do the site and its records yield (i) into assisted Greek migrant arrival and early settlement experiences and (ii) into post-war Australian immigration policies and practices?
How have the arrival and early settlement experiences of assisted Greeks been remembered or re-imagined?
What kind of place was Bonegilla for Greeks?
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submitted by Saint George Leader on 19.09.2014
Photograph: People We Support and Carers enjoying a day at the Park
By Maria Galinovic Aug. 30, 2014
Many Kytherian-Australians avail themselves of the facilities offered by ESTIA.
This has a powerfully positive effect on the carers and the 'cared-for' lives.
The development is being built with an extraordinarily generous donation of $10 million from an anonymous donor.
Kogarah councillors approved a development application on Monday night for a respite care centre at 52 Waratah Street Kyle Bay, despite Kyle Bay Residents Association expecting a deferral and "due process".
The decision was made in a council meeting room packed with association and Estia supporters, including a number of people with disabilities.
While supportive of a respite care centre for young people with disabilities on the old Kyle Williams Estate — which is in keeping with the original trust — association members fear future commercial development such as a seniors village.
They have been fighting for a guarantee that there would be no such development on the site they say is the only remaining pristine bushland in St George.
They had wanted that guarantee in writing from the Greek Orthodox Church-connected Estia Foundation and from Kogarah Council.
They have accused Kogarah Council of "unseemly haste", a "lack of due process" and "done deals" to get the development application through.
Association member Tony Soubris said a deferral would have given the council a chance to consider the implications of the National Trust listing the Kyle Williams reserve and estate, jetty and waterfront, as the Kyle Bay Cultural Landscape, and of the council's proposed rezoning amendments.
Essentially, they wanted the site, which comes with two council zonings, to be under one zoning protecting it from future development.
But the eight voting councillors decided council officers had done all the right things and Estia should go ahead with its project.
Cr Michael Platt said the public needed to understand the amount of detail council staff had gone into when preparing the application.
It had taken about six months for a decision, compared with the usual 40 days.
But association members are not convinced.
"We are considering our options on how we can obtain some sort of guarantee that no future commercial style development will be built on the balance of the estate," Mr Soubris said.
"We've asked Estia for a Voluntary Planning Agreement — which they refused — to merge the surplus land of the estate with the reserve to give the public access to the foreshore.
"And we've asked the council to put on a restrictive covenant on the site but they took the view that it was not necessary."
Estia Foundation lawyer James Jordan said Estia was not obliged by law to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement.
"But we will comply with all the statutory and regulatory requirements at the commonwealth, state and local level and we will continue to be good corporate and charitable citizens and neighbours," Mr Jordan said.
"'We would like to thank the council and the neighbours for this interest in our application."
ESTIA provides 24 hour respite and group-home supported accommodation services for young Australian adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.
The respite homes are located at Gladesville and Roselands, and the group home "Lixouri House" is at North Ryde. The services are available to people of all nationalities and denominations who reside in Sydney, pending an interview and assessment process. Each home has the capacity to cater for five clients and a sixth bed is available for crisis situations. Full-time cooks prepare meals for our clients, and support staff are on duty around the clock to provide assistance in all essential living skills. Estia's respite homes service 150 families per year.
Estia's first group home "Lixouri House" has four young adults who reside permanently in a happy family environment. This service arose out of the need for ageing parents to feel confident that their child will be well cared for on a permanent basis. Accessing this group home service is subject to an intake process dependent upon the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care. ADHC implement a Policy to allocate people requiring support into permanent group homes.
Regardless of whether service users are accessing Estia's respite facilities or group home, there are many activities they can participate in, such as therapeutic programs, arts and craft, music appreciation, sensory therapy and hydrotherapy. Our service users also enjoy community access to many venues and attractions across Sydney too.
Estia is partly funded by the State Government of NSW. In its 15 years of operation, Estia has been recognised and acknowledged by Government departments, peer organisations and families in the community for its high standard of care and facilities. To enable Estia to continue this high standard of service, it relies heavily on fundraising and donations.
The following link provides an insight into the day to day operations of Estia's group home and respite facilities and the care Estia staff provides to those in our community with intellectual and physical disabilities. Click: Estia Foundation Promotion 1
To support and enhance the lives of individuals of diverse backgrounds with intellectual and physical disabilities by provision of quality service and a person centered approach.
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