submitted by Kiriaki Orfanos on 06.01.2005
Con Simos was born on 10/3/1927. in the village of Kousounari, in Kythera. He was the oldest of twin boys.
For a more detailed history of the Simos family, and the Levounes family from Potamos, see the entry by Maria Simos-Levounes. My Story., in History, subsection, Oral History.
submitted by James Gavriles on 05.01.2005
USA 1920's Upper New York State . Star Lake NY. having tried Australia in the teens, we now find Peter D. Gavriles,5th from the left, investigating a possible settlement in the US. Here he is visiting some other Greeks in Up State New York. The others in the photo are unknown to me, but on the back of the photo it says these are all Greeks
My Uncle Peter D. Gavrilis, Father of James, Theodore, Con,and Nick Gavrilis. 2nd. from the right.
At one time had imigrated to Australia to become a citizen, However by the 1920's he had changed his mind and imigrated to the United States and was a partner with my Father in his Restaurant. This too was not to be as he eventually came back to Greece and settled in Athens and had a restaurant and taxicab business.
The fellow bike riders are unknown to me??
One of them may be Archie ...
My Uncle Theodore D. Gavrilys as a US Army Private in the first WW. This is how he became a citizen. He eventualy became a Master Seargent in the Army and was involved all his life with The VFW cause and his participation in the Great War.
He was also called to duty in WW II and was a munitions seargent in charge of an armory here in the States. Always proud of his involvment and also proud to be a Kytherian
submitted by Gregory Perry on 01.01.2005
This photo was taken in 1975 by Ruby Perry (Megaloconomos). It features Ruby's father Angelo Megaloconomos and his grandson - also Angelo. It was taken at a farmhouse in the hills behind Agia Pelagia.
submitted by George Poulos on 30.12.2004
Tess Mallos takes a great pride in her Greek heritage. Her parents from the Greek island of Kythera - emigrated to Australia where she was born and raised in a country town.
[Tess's father was Andonis Calopedes, Yerohimona from Lianianika, near Logothetianika, and her mother was, Calliope Manolliaras, from Aroniathika. Andonis arrived in Australia at the turn of the 20th century as an 11 year old, and worked in the famous Kominos cafe in the central ...
submitted by George Poulos on 09.04.2005
Vince Kalokerinos sitting alongside the plaque presented to him by the people of Curtin in 2000 for his many years of service to the Curtin community (1971-2003). His widow, Viola, has maintained the business with the same good name for quality and service.
The plaque reads - Vince Kalokerinos. The people of Curtin and District wish to say thank you Vince for Services to our Community."
Hansard of the ACT Legislative Assembly for 26 August 2003
submitted by James Gavriles on 26.12.2004
Mother Irene Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos) with son Minas in sitting room of home in Detroit, Michigan/ Dressed in his Evzone costume
Minas Theodore Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos) as a young boy dressed in an Evzone costume. Detroit, Michigan
Couple on the left are unknown to me. The young boy is Minas Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos), and the couple on the right are his parents Theodore and Irene Georgopoulos, in Detroit, Michigan.
Very good friends of our family here in Detroit
submitted by George Poulos on 04.08.2005
My mother's younger brother, Nicholas (Nick), [parachoukli Belos, Karavas], came to Australia with his sister Helen in the early 1950's. They originally worked in their Uncle Nick's cake shop in Blacktown. See separate entry for Helen Calligeros (nee, Coroneos) - and an article from the Dubbo Liberal newspaper. [Uncle Nick was brother to their father, Triunduphilos], who with wife Pat, would later settle in North Parramatta].
Nick (the younger) then came to work ...
submitted by Gregory Perry on 18.12.2004
Evangelos Megaloconomos, Auguste (Gussie) and Ruby. Gussie was German, they met in Australia, and the family went back to Kythera together.
Ruby and Mickey Megaloconomos on their way back to Australia in about 1924. Their mother Gussie was pregnant with the third child, Peter at the time. The family story is that Mickey had to be dressed up as a little girl to be allowed to leave Greece at the time. All manpower was required for the war with the Turks!!
A young Ruby Megaloconomos before a fancy dress party in Stanthorpe QLD. Ruby's father Angelo Megaloconomos had a cafe there. They all went back to Kythera soon after this time about 1920. Ruby and Micky, her mother Gussie all came back to Australia in about 1924.
submitted by George Poulos on 17.12.2004
Two young boys, Nicholas and Peter Tsikleas, wearing traditional Greek national dress in Brisbane in the 1930s.
Members of families from Greece who migrated to South Australia: standing l-r: Agnes Nicolaides; G.G. Nicolaides; Irene Economos; sitting: Margarita Nicholaides; Maroussa Vidale.
submitted by George Poulos on 14.12.2004
Xenophon was born in Karvounathes, Kythera, in 1914. He came out to Australia in 1928 as part of a group of nine young Kytherian boys sent to work in Greek cafes.
[You can see a photograph of Xenophon with five of the other young boys on their embarkation from Kythera on kythera-family by searching under Xenofon on the internal search engine. The entry etitled A journey for a better Life was submitted by a son of one of the "boy men", Arthur Sklavos.]
submitted by George Poulos on 12.12.2004
From October, 2002. Vema. 3/31.
Vaucluse resident and Bondi Junction based solicitor, John Comino, was appointed Mayor of Woollhara Council for a second term. John is the first Councillor and Mayor of Greek origin.
According to John Comino, the hot issues confronting the Council over the next 12 months will continue to be planning and development, with a special focus on achieving good urban design and heritage conservation outcomes.
Just one week ...
submitted by George Poulos on 11.12.2004
Young Greeks picnicing on the beach at Redcliffe, ca. 1920.
From the Redcliffe City Library, Pictorial History Archive:
Mr and Mrs Poulos, owner/managers of Caph's cafe in Manuka, Canberra.
Published in the Canberra Chronicle, 23 September 1987, p. 2.
From, ACT Heritage Library Imagesact
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