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submitted by George Poulos on 25.05.2004

Peter and Deanna Makarthis - top of the (Sydney Harbour) Bridge Climb

Peter and Deanna Makarthis - top of the (Sydney Harbour) Bridge Climb
Copyright (2003) Peter Makarthis

Peter and Deanna Makarthis - top of the (Sydney Harbour) Bridge Climb.

Peter is an Irish-Australian - who is "obsessed" with Kythera, Kytherians, Greeks, and Greece - to a point where he is "more Greek than the Greeks."

Deanna's Mothers Maiden name was Phacheas (Fatseas).
Deanna's mother was Calliope Phacheas, born 1908, at Kurri Kurri NSW - her father was George Phacheas, and mother Sophia (nee) Defteron.

George arrived in Australia in 1901, and with brother Peter Phacheas, and a nephew Alexander, settled in West Maitland.

George returned to Smyrna 1904, and married Sophia Defteron, returning the same year.

They established an oyster saloon in the newly ermerging town of Kurri Kurri, remaining there until c 1920, when they moved to 23 Renwick St, Redfern - only about 100 metres from the Cathederal in Cleveland Street.

Only a small number of Fatseas used the Phacheas translation, and all are closely related.

This name has been lost in Eastern Australia due to a lineage of daughters, and only a small group remain in Western Australia, which have evolved to Phaceas.


To all Kytherians, Australians, and overseas visitors to Sydney, be advised that the Bridge Climb is a great experience, which shouldn't be missed.

My family's present to me on my fiftieth birthday was a "climb", and it was the best Birthday present I have received in my life.

For more information on the Bridge Climb go to,

www.bridgeclimb.com

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