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20463:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 21.06.2012

My Grandparents Agapi and George Lianos, early in their married life

My Grandparents Agapi and George Lianos, early in their married life, with Emmanuel and Stavroula

The Life story of George and Agapi Lianos

The Lianos Comino Odyssey


My Grandparents were Agapi and George Lianos from Kythera,Greece. Papou was born on the 9th June1873 in the village of Liananika to Emmanuel and Relia, farm owners. He was the only son and had four sisters, Irene, Kerani, Marigo and Stavroula. Agapi's birth date was in 1867.

20462:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 21.06.2012

My Grandparents Agapi and George Lianos & their life story

The Lianos Comino Osyssey

My Grandparents were Agapi and George Lianos from Kythera,Greece. Papou was born on the 9th June1873 in the village of Liananika to Emmanuel and Relia, farm owners. He was the only son and had four sisters, Irene, Kerani, Marigo and Stavroula. Agapi's birth date was in 1867.

He worked on the farm with his parents and at the age of twenty four married Agapi the seventeen year old daughter of Anthony and Theodora Comino on the 15th ...

20377:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Paul Mathers on 27.09.2014

Harry Corones. The Hellenic founder of Qantas

The man who Hellenised Australia's flying icon

Harry Corones, in his forties, is standing second from the right, in the back row. Other persons in the front row cannot be identified. Do you know them?

In the back row Left to right, far left is Andrew Comino (who later had four daughters), Harry and Agape Samios , (who had a daughter, Poppy), and of course, Harry Corones. Far right, is also unknown.

From Neos Kosmos, 1 May 2012

Qantas, ...

20331:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 01.05.2012

Theodora Margetis with by the world famous Greek Soprano, Elena Nicholaides, at the concert after party

in Canberra. Theodora is on the far right. Elena 4th from the right.
2nd from right: Mrs Harry Notaras
3rd from right: man unknown, (can you help identify him?)
Far right: Mrs Aspacia Sophios. (Alex Sophios's mother)

I have written the Life Story of my father, which features in the Notable Kytherians section.

There I noted that "Mum was also instrumental in encouraging the Musical Society of Canberra to write to the A.B.C. in Sydney asking them ...

20330:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 01.05.2012

Bretos Margetis as a young adult 1910's

I have written the Life Story of my father, which features in the Notable Kytherians section. My father was a Founding Member of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 1922. He was also on the organising Committtee of Ayia Triatha church in Surry Hills.

Bretos Margetis

24th November, 1889 - 12th November, 1961.

My father Bretos Margetis was named after his grandfather, who is pictured here with his daughters,and was probably born about 1850. His son ...

20329:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 30.04.2012

Bretos Margetis in 1961 relaxing in his new home at Rose Bay

My father Bretos Margetis was named after his grandfather, who is pictured here with his daughters,and was probably born about 1850. His son George married Vasilia Galanis and they had three boys, Bretos, Dimitri and Minas, and three girls Maria,Panayiotitsa and Evangelia.

Dad was born on the 24th November 1889 in Aroniathika and went to the village school with his brothers and sisters and was a keen student. (Of interest is the origin of the name. It appears to come from ...

20324:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 30.04.2012

Bretos Margetis with one of his good friends, in 1904 and 1922

Can you help, by identifying the person standing next to my father in these photographs?

I have written the Life Story of my father, which features in the Notable Kytherians section. My father was a Founding Member of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 1922. He was also on the organising Committtee of Ayia Triatha church in Surry Hills.

Bretos Margetis

24th November, 1889 - 12th November, 1961.

My father Bretos Margetis was named ...

20323:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 30.04.2012

George Margetis, with his sons, left to right, Minas, Bretos, and Jim

Photograph taken in Greece, when my father Bretos was about 14 years of age (approx, 1902), just prior before Bretos's departure for Australia.

I have written the Life Story of my father, which features in the Notable Kytherians section. My father was a Founding Member of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 1922. He was also on the organising Committtee of Ayia Triatha church in Surry Hills.

Bretos Margetis

24th November, 1889 - 12th November, 1961.

20320:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Paul Mathers on 29.04.2012

Mr Panarettos with one of his daughters and Chris Mathers (Mavromatis)

The photograph was taken in 1930 in Athens.

Mr Panarettos had at least two daughters, one of them would go on to marry Zacharios Simos, of Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, fame. (This is not Mary).

Another, Arianthe would go on to marry George Stammell.

Can you identify which one of the Panarettos girls is depicted in the photograph?

Chris Mathers was visiting Greece with his grandmother at the time.

20319:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 28.04.2012

Takis Efstathiou at the Athenian Agora

He may be holding a tortoise, but Takis does not act slowly when it comes to promoting Lafcadio Hearn's life and legacy around the world.

20288:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 23.04.2012

Emmanuel Mavromatis

......owner of the Sydney Cafe, and long standing Treasurer of the Kytherian Association of Australia in the 1920's and 1930's.

Emmanuel Mavromatis (the family name was changed to Mathers), served as the Treasurer of the Kytherian Association for ten years from 1928-1938 - the critical ten years in view of the impact of the impact of the Depression on Australia. He remained on the Committee in 1939-1940, and undertook the role of Treasurer again from 1940-1944. This constituted a prolonged ...

20287:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Paul Mathers on 23.04.2012

Peter Mottee

Owner of the Kempsey Macleay Talkies CINEMA.

Father of prominent Kytherian solicitor Con Mottee, who was for a considerable period of of time, solicitor to the Kytherian Association of Australia.

Matina Mottee (nee, Kassimatis), his daughter-in-law informs me that she does not know very much about him. "He arrived in Australia in 1898 with his father Con Mottee who I believe had made several trips to Australia in about 1870 and 1880 but cannot confirm dates. He married ...

20286:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Paul Mathers on 23.04.2012

Crissie Karedes

Chrissie was left ophaned and destitute after the death of her father.

My grandfather, Emmanuel Mavromatis, assisted her and her mother to migrate to America, where the family had a number of relatives.

20285:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Paul Mathers on 23.04.2012

Group including a number of Kytherians

Back Row, Left to Right:

Andrew Comino (who had 4 daughters)

Harry and Agape Samios (who had a daughter Poppy)

Harry Corones, notable Kytherian from Charleville.

Date: in the 1920's(?)

20280:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Nick G Marcello

From the Voice of Kythera, newspaper, 1927.

Nick G Marcello was born on the 15th August,1880, in Potamos, Kythera. He emigrated to Australia on the 6th November,1907 on the ‘Bremen.’

Ann Coward has revealed that Stamati Marcello (a brother?) was a partner with Cosmas Cassimatis, (first President), and several others including, Nick Cassimatis, Nick Travasaros, Stratis Tzannes and John Megaloconomos in the Canberra Cafe in Oxford Street, Taylor Square, Sydney.

20279:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Family of Nick G Marcello

From the Voice of Kythera, newspaper, 1927.

Nick G Marcello was born on the 15th August,1880, in Potamos, Kythera. He emigrated to Australia on the 6th November,1907 on the ‘Bremen.’

Ann Coward has revealed that Stamati Marcello (a brother?) was a partner with Cosmas Cassimatis, (first President), and several others including, Nick Cassimatis, Nick Travasaros, Stratis Tzannes and John Megaloconomos in the Canberra Cafe in Oxford Street, Taylor Square, Sydney.

20268:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 22.04.2012

Theo Crithary (Theodoros Kritharis)

The entry for the Kritharis and Tzorztopoulos brothers on Page 147, Life in Australia, (1916), which includes Theo Crithary reads:

Kritharis & Tzortzopoulos brothers

1) Theodoros Kritharis, (Theo Crithary) 2) Theodoros Tzortzopoulos, (theo Poulos) 3) Minas Tzortzopoulos, (Mick Poulos) 4) Panagiotis Kritharis (Peter Crithary)

View / download a copy of page ...

20266:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Life In Australia on 20.04.2012

The Kritharis and Tzortzopoulos brothers

Page 147, Life in Australia, (1916).

1) Theodoros Kritharis, (Theo Crithary) 2) Theodoros Tzortzopoulos, (theo Poulos) 3) Minas Tzortzopoulos, (Mick Poulos) 4) Panagiotis Kritharis (Peter Crithary)

View / download a copy of page 147 here:

LIA English 147.pdf

Two splendid and extremely profitable shops, located in the city of Glenn Innes, in New South Wales, do worthy honour to ...

20265:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by George S Venardos on 28.04.2012

Theo Minas (Mick) and Theothoros (Theo) Tzortzopoulos (Poulos) and two other young men - currently unamed?

Seated: Theothoros (Theo) Tzortzopoulos (left) and Minas (Mick) (Poulos) (right), and two other young men - currently unamed?

The dedication on the back of the photograph may indicate who these two unidentified men are?

Dedication on the back of the photograph

It is written to Mick Poulos by George Faros - who identifies himself as a godson of Mick Poulos.

20259:Photos > Diaspora Vintage Portraits/ People

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 19.04.2012

Cosmas Andronicus

The family that established a coffee dynasty.

From, Hugh Gilchrist. Australians and Greeks. Vol I: The Early Years. p. 203.

"...From the Kythiran village of Mylopotamos came seven Andronikos (the surname spelt "Andronicus") brothers, of whom four built up a tea, coffee and chocolate business which, eighty years later, is still eminent in the beverage and confectionery field. Their interest in tea and coffee and in emigration is said to have been aroused by an ...