submitted by George Poulos on 09.08.2005
'Yes, I was a pioneer....1913...The old people [my parents], they sent me to Australia...they was very, very poor...It was America or Australia. They pick Australia...it was a new country and you had more chance....The time I was there, Kythera was 15,000 people...All migrate to Australia...We were the seventh state of the Commonwealth of Australia...about 3000 people now [left on Kythera]....
...Fifteeen [years of age] since I left the school there [on Kythera]...Six boys and an old ...
submitted by George Poulos on 10.12.2004
Born in Karavas, Kythera, in 1916, Angelo arrived in Sydney in August, 1939. In 1941 he was called up for army service. However, as he possessed experience in carpentry, he was placed with the Allied Works Council as a tradesperson. Not long after the war he purchased his own cafe in Summer Hill, Sydney - the Isabelle Cafe. In 1953 he married a fellow Kytherian, Stella Notaras. Three years later...he established himself as a carpenter specialising in shop fittings. He retired from the ...
Harry's father, Nilolaos, arrived from Kythera in 1921. Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, in 1946, Harry first journeyed to the island of his father's birth in 1986. He initially spent four months, and 'felt a sense of belonging'. He has since purchased a traditional house in Karavas, and is busy with its reconstruction. (Early 1990's). Harry spends periods of time in both Greece abd Australia.
'In terms of people identifying with Australia I think one of the classic expressions is mavri ...
submitted by George Poulos on 13.12.2004
Leonard, accompanied by Athens Olympic mascot and a Greek-Australian flag??
From, Macquarie University News, September, 2004.
Image and text, re-published here with kind permission from the Media Manager: Kathy Vozella.
There is a popular saying amongst Greeks: "Where ever you find a rock, if you turn it over, there'll be a Greek under it!" No, writes Leonard Janiszewski, the statement is not intended to suggest that ...
submitted by George Poulos on 05.12.2004
Xenophon Castrisos (Castles), an aerial photographer with the Royal Australian Air Force, reads the Hellenic Herald, a Greek-Australian newspaper, during World War II.
Photograph held in John Oxley Library, the State Library of Queensland.
Veneris family, adults and children, of Many Peaks photographed in front of car, ca.1920.
The group pose in front of the house Phaleiron.
In the back row are Vasilia (niece), Annie Freeleagus (wife of Nicholas), Vera Freeleagus (wife of John), Ariadne Freeleagus (wife of Christy), Chrisanthi Freeleagus (wife of George), Jassia Freeleagus (wife of Jim and holding Despina), Anastasia Freeleagus (wife of Anthony), Chrisanthi Freeleagus (wife of Peter) and Charles Peter Freeleagus. In the middle row are Frank, Dennis, Charles, Nicholas, John, Christy, George, Jim, Anthony ...
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 19.11.2004
brothers from trifyllianika photo was taken 1927.
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 16.11.2004
In Coffs Harbour 1930, left to right: Mr.Sotiris Samios,Mr.Nickolas Samios and Mr.Haralampos Souris.
Mrs Stamatina N.Samios with Grandson Nikos Samios 1932
Left to right: George Calligeros,Jack Petroheilos(Bekios), Emmanuel Casimatis, Jack Pavlakis,Tony Armadas (Mitilinios)
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 11.11.2004
From left to right : Theo Kalokairinos, Mr. Tzannes, and Theo's brother Minas. Theo and Minas,owned the Monterey Cafe in Gunnedah NSW and Mr.Tzannes was in Armidale NSW . Minas and Theo were brothers with the Bishop Gavriil Kalokairinos who was in Santorini for 23 years. All Kalokairinos brothers deceased.
Peter had a brother in Sydney, John, and a sister in Lake Cargelico NSW. He went back to Kythera but had an accident and passed away on the island where he was born.
submitted by George Poulos on 11.11.2004
Jim Miller and his wife, Envangalia (Angela) (nee, Balson) after they were married, settled in Chinchilla, a small town in South-western Queensland.
They had 4 sons, the first two, non-identical twins; George and John, and later, Chris and Bill (Vassilli).
They established, the Miller General Store, which was quite large, selling fruit, smallgoods, newspapers, and operating as a cafe as well. Initially it was begun in a flood plain on the "wrong" side of the railway ...
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 14.11.2004
Photo provided by Manuel Casimatis.
In the photo, they are in the Australian army 1942. In later years, Manuel's daughter, married Mina's son John
Photograph provided by Manuel Casimatis
In the photo from left to right :
Manuel Casimatis, G.Mitchell, Jack Casimatis and Jim Calligeros
submitted by George Poulos on 04.11.2004
This photograph came into my hands via Kevin Cork. Nick Andronicus was for many years involved in the cinema industry - in his early days at Moree, in NSW.
During the 1990's I ran a store in Bondi Junction in Sydney. I had many Kytherian visitors - one of whom was Nick Andronicus.
Nick was a "stirrer". He liked to insist that we second-generation Kytherians were not "real" Kytherians - and could never aspire to that "mantle".
I remember him most as a very exhuburant ...
submitted by Gregory Perry on 09.11.2004
In the centre seated is Evangeli Megaloconomos (Caponas) on his left is his brother Peter. The other two men I think are Coroneos? I was told one? of them went on to set up the hotel at Charleville. Unsure of the date or exact identities. I think this photo was taken in South East Queensland. Note the Greek flag background. Can anyone advise?
submitted by Gregory Perry on 01.11.2004
This photo was taken in about 1933 in Brisbane. Ruby was 17 or 18 years old at the time. Ruby has 2 younger brothers Michael and Peter.
submitted by Gregory Perry on 18.12.2004
Michali Megaloconomos (Caponas) lived in Potamos and Aghia Pelagia until late 1910's.
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