submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 21.10.2013
In 2006, the Sutherland Shire (in Sydney) celebrated its centenary. To mark the occasion, many events were planned. The first of these showcased one hundred people who had “made an important contribution to the Shire over the one hundred years and who have had a significant impact on the lives of others.” Helen, a resident for many years, was among the chosen one hundred. “The Faces of the Shire” was displayed on specially produced billboards in a roving exhibition which toured the Shire ...
Biographical notes by
Historian and Theatre Consultant
Kurrajong Heights NSW Australia
Helen Zerefos is a coloratura soprano of rare charm and beauty whose versatility spans the widest gamut of show business performance. From the stage to television to nightclubs, concerts and recordings, her talents have been applauded and revered.
It is Helen’s wide vocal range that makes this all possible with an extraordinary repertoire of music that ...
submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 20.10.2013
Mayor of Waverly Council
Bachelor Social Work (James Cook University of North Queensland), Associate Trinity College of London (Speech and Drama), Australian Association of Social Marketing (AASM)
Paula is the Managing Director of Embrace Society which is a communications agency speing in hard to reach audiences and in values based behaviour change, community engagement, advertising and communications, and creative strategy and development.
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 26.09.2013
Back row right to left
Alexander Fatseas, Erasmia and Anastasia
Front row right to left
Spiro, Costas and George
Taken Athens 1927
Alexander Phacheas arrived Australia 1901with his uncles, John, George and Peter Phacheas.
Alexander returned to Greece 1911 and thereby hangs a tale
submitted by Kytherian Obituaries on 10.09.2013
Sir Arthur George passes away after 20 years of service to Aussie football. Source: News Limited
SIR Arthur George, the longest-serving president of the former Australian Soccer Federation (ASF), has died at the age of 98.
George, knighted in 1972 for his services to the Greek Australian community, was a key figure as soccer transitioned towards becoming a mainstream sport in the 1960s and 70s.
He was president of the ASF between 1969 and 1988, a period ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 28.06.2013
This photo was taken in San Francisco, CA around 1917.
Seated is Dimitrios Ioannis Simos (1877-1958) with his son John (1918-1944) seated on his lap.
Iasmia Vourlis Simos (1891-1960) is seated next to him with their daughter Zoe (1917-1987) seated on her lap.
In the back are Dimitrios’ brothers from left to right:
Apostolos (1890-1972) and
The Simos family was originally ...
submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 19.06.2013
Neos Kosmos, 31 May 2013
Photograph: Bold and bright: Nikki Poulos' (seated) signature style.
"There is a certain free-spirited and organic nature in my creative process which believe is a reflection of my Greekness."
Greek Australian fashion designer Nikki Poulos shot to fame after appearing in the first season of US hit reality TV show Fashion Star. The Florida-based ...
submitted by Kytherian Newsflash on 21.05.2013
This year, Angelo and brother John of Atom Industries, have again been awarded fold medals at the prestigious Salon international des inventions de Genève - the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva.
This year the Exhibition was held from the 10th April 2013 until the 14th April 2013.
Each Gold Medal won by Atom Industries was for:
1. Highly efficient portable powered wood ...
....surrounded by a bevy of Domestic and International Awards that the Company has won.
Amongst these awards are numerous Gold Medals won at the International Inventions & Technology Convention, Geneva, Switzerland.
John, and brother Angelo, share a 40 year history as successful inventors. Atom Industries focuses on supplying high quality hand held garden and agricultural implements to a national and international market.
submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 13.05.2013
at the Alekos Fassianos Exhibition in New York, 11th May, 2013.
The sculptor Masaaki Noda created the sculpture, The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn.
Hisami Kuroiwa is the producer of the Lafcadio Hearn documentary. She is working with Constandine Giannaris, who is the director-writer.
Alekos Fassianos is a Greek artist of international repute. He draws his subjects ...
at the Alecos Fassianos Exhibition in New York, 11th May, 2013/
The sculptor Masaaki Noda created the sculpture, The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn.
Alekos Fassianos is a Greek artist of international repute. He draws his subjects from Greek myths, Fayum portraits, Byzantine icons and the shadow theatre. His paintings are also characterised by motion which is emphasised by ...
submitted by George Zantis on 23.04.2013
In Loving Memory of Ευγενία Ζαντιώτης (Eugenia Zantis)
3/8/1921 - 25/6/2012
Download a .pdf version of this entry here:
In Loving Memory of Evyenia Zantis.pdf
Evyenia was born on 3rd August, 1921 on the Vouno, the village of her maternal grandparents’ house, on the island of Kythera, in an area between the villages of Karava and Ayia ...
submitted by Dean Coroneos on 23.04.2013
The other 2 women were from Kastellorizo names unknown.
submitted by Dean Coroneos on 20.04.2013
He was the only sibling of Mrs Marendy.
He died from cancer when only a young man.
Gella later remarried an Englishman.
From left to right: Theo Comino, "Veggie", Theo's wife (nee, Marendy), and Vasso Sourrys (nee Liaros), wife of Andy (Andreas).
Andy's property, "Gunnerside Station" was located near Hughenden, in Queensland, and was huge.
Andy later brought out from Kythera his nephews and neices, and his wifes brother, Harry Liaros.
submitted by John Sourrys on 16.04.2013
At this stage 3 children were born. Maria and George ultimately had 7 children.
We all grew up in the outback, developing the resilience of "bush kids".
From left, Manuel, my mother Maria (nee Castrisos), was "but a girl", Stella, my father, George, & John, (me).
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 12.04.2013
First President of the Kytherian Ladies Auxiliary
Sydney, NSW, Australia
This interesting account of the life of Mrs Caravousanos, was written by her son Andrew, and with his permission we share it with all our members.
On Sunday 24th December 1924, the weather in Carthage Missouri USA was well below zero and considered “the worst winter’s day in the city’s history”. There were no Sunday papers to forecast hopeful improvement so its citizens gathered ...
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 06.04.2013
My parents at a wedding in 1968.
My dad's parent's were Peter Steve Zantiotis from Agia Anastasia and Ekaterini (Katina) Moulos from Logothetianika.
My mum's parents were Peter Con Anastasopoulos from Perlegianika and Barbara Kominos.
My dad was born in Weston in 1928 and my mum was born in Perlegianika in 1938. She arrived in Australia in 1956.
submitted by John Sourrys on 06.04.2013
My son, George Sourrys works as a model.
The photo above is a page from the Nundah Village advertsing brochure.
Download the entire brochure here:
I am the editor of a family web-site : benardoutlite.com which collates the known history of the Benardout family from...
Interviewed by Joshua Kepreotis
Sitting in his office in Livadi, wearing his signature suit and tie, Manolis Cassimatis –...
Kythera: An Island Named Desire Film
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This photo must have been taken in about 1930. My grandparents - Dimitri and Eleni Prineas (Haniotis) are in the...
About 5 minutes into the program Ada Margariti, who is an Attorney at Law, speaks about how she came to...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
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