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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 17.12.2012

Archimandrite Athenagoras Varaklas at the wharf

Archimandrite Athenagoras Varaklas at the wharf
Copyright (1936) Margetis Family

Archimandrite Athenagoras Varaklas was appointed in 1923, and according to Anastasios Tamis, 'proved to be the most controversial clergyman of the pre-WWII period in Australia'.

See/ download:

Greek Orthodoxy in Australia.pdf

The date may be 1936(?), and the occasion Athenagoras' embarkation for Greece?

Others in the photograph include; left to right: ......Marcello, Bretos Margetis, (second Secretary of the Kytherian Brotherhood of Australia), George Margetis (son of Bretos), ..........Stavrianos, ............Grivas, Archimandrite Athenagoras, Kosmas Cassimatis (first President of the Kytherian Brotherhood of Australia), .............Pattinson (?) florist in Darlinghurst), Agape Lianos (nee, Comino), and George Lianos.

Back, standing: ............Bylos, ................Varvaressos, and (P(?) Marcello.

One person unidentified.

Man on his haunches at front, with child, unidentified.

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