submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 01.08.2003
Jack Cosma Aroney married Stavroula George Lianos 1917 Sydney. They sold their Murbah shops to Nick Antonios Koukoulis 1921 and after ventures at Southport, Goulburn, Bundarra, Talwood and Cooroy finally settled in Sydney in 1929.
L to R: Peter, Jim and Jack Cosma Aroney (Theodoropoulos) with cousin Anthi Minucoe. Anthi married Tony Manuel Theodorakakis (Cordatos) at Casino in 1916 in the first Greek Orthodox wedding on the North Coast of NSW.
The 3 brothers landed Christmas Day 1899, but Peter and Jim returned to Kythera ~1904. Jim returned 1906 and he and Jack then moved to Murwillumbah to work for Samio & Andronico, subsequently buying the businesses (2 cafes: The Tweed River Oyster Saloon ...
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 10.06.2003
This wedding portrait celebrates the marriage of Maria Aroney to Dimitri Dorbis. The wedding took place at St Thomas’ Church in Port Macquarie on the 27th June 1951. Father Klavidis was brought up from St Sofia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Sydney to celebrate this marriage.
Back row from left to right:
Steve Aroney (bride’s brother), Mary & Vassili Kyritsis (groom’s sister and brother in law), Dimitri & Maria Dorbis (groom & bride), Efrosini Pentes (bride’s sister), ...
This portrait of Efrosini Aroney in Greek costume was taken in 1939 at a fundraising event organised by the Greek community in Port Macquarie, N.S.W, to raise money for the war effort. Efrosini was 16 years of age at the time this portrait was taken.
Andonis (Tony) Pentopoulos was born in 1912 in the village of Potamos, Kythera. He migrated to Australia in 1928 and took Australian citizenship in 1938. In 1941 he was called to serve in the Australian Army. He served his adopted country for four years during WWII.
This wedding portrait celebrates the marriage of Andonis Pentopoulos to Efrosini Aroney.
The wedding took place at St Thomas’ Church in Port Macquarie on the 16th December in 1942.
For this portrait they caught a taxi after the wedding ceremony to nearest photographers studio in Kempsey.
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 12.06.2003
Dimitri Aroney (Theodoropoulos), son of Kosmas and Frosini (nee Papadopoulos), was born in the village of Aroniathika on the island of Kythera, Greece in 1890 and died in N.S.W, Australia in 1991, aged 100 years.
Dimitri migrated to Australia in 1906 at the age of 16, and from 1908 ran a restaurant with his brothers Peter (Panayiotis) and Jack (Ioannis) in Murwillumbah, N.S.W.
Dimitri went back to Greece in 1915 to serve in the Greek army during the Asia Minor War and ...
Mr and Mrs A. Caponas with children Arna and Mina. Mullumbimby Show 1941
(Courtesy John Caponas)
submitted by James Prineas on 05.06.2003
Dimitri Prineas (Dimitrelou) and Eleni Haniotis (Aglacitis) at their wedding in Sydney in 1925.
submitted by James Prineas on 07.02.2004
In about the year 1880 a brother of my great-great-grandmother named Minas Aglacitis migrated from Friligianika to the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea, Russia. His nephew, Panayioti Haniotis, was sent to make his fortune with his uncle. I think this picture depicts Panayoti, his wife Despina, and uncle Minas.
Postscript by Sophia Zantiotis, cousin of the submitter:
My grandmother, Sophia, remembers them coming to visit her grandmother Sophia (Panayiotis' mother). She remembers ...
submitted by James Prineas on 08.02.2004
Eleni Haniotis (Aglacitis) and Dimitri Prineas (Dimitrelou), both from Mitata, were married in Sydney in 1926.
1.could be one of Samios (Kouvardas) brothers.
2. Harry Samios.
3. Harry's brother.
4. Antony Prineas, the groom's brother.
5. Jack Cassimaty from Canberra.
6.James Prineas, 1st cousin of bride.
7. Costas ?, brides uncle.
Second row-from left:
1.Nick Samios (Kouvardas) ...
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