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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos) with huband George Rudkin later in life, 1987

Diana and George always has a certain elegance about them.

My mother Theodora was the eldest, and Diana, the youngest in this photograph

Standing: Stella and Coralia. Seated:Theodora, Diana, and Aspacia, and
Diana (christened Diamantoula).

The Life Story of Diana Rudkin (nee, Lianos)

Diana ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos) with huband George Rudkin later in life, 1987

This photograph was taken at the farewell party for Diana at Margetis family home, Rose Bay, Sydney.

The Life Story of Diana Rudkin (nee, Lianos)

Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos), in her prime, 1950

Diana (christened Diamantoula), was born in Sydney on the 4th August 1920,the youngest of five sisters and second youngest of the eleven children ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Children of George and Diana Rudkin (nee Lianos). Philadelphia. U.S.A.

Robert and Brian followed their father into research, Liana into finance, and Charles into the high tech field.

The Life Story of Diana Rudkin (nee, Lianos)

Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos), in her prime, 1950

Diana (christened Diamantoula), was born in Sydney on the 4th August 1920,the youngest of five sisters and second youngest of the eleven ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012

George Lianos surrounded by children and grandchildren

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Diana Rudkin, (nee) Lianos in c. 1950.

Standing: Stella and Coralia. Seated:Theodora,Diana, and Aspacia
Diana (christened Diamantoula)was born in Sydney on the 4th August 1920,the youngest of five sisters and second youngest of the eleven children of George and Agapi Lianos from Kythera.
As can ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos) with huband George Rudkin

In 1945 Diana had met an American George Rudkin doctor of marine biology, during his leave from Townsville where many Americans were stationed. They corresponded when he returned to America and proposed marriage. She accepted and prepared for a new life in another country. She left Sydney Australia in 1946 and many members of the family went to the boat to see her off.

On her arrival in America where she was met by George they immediately travelled to Philadelphia where arrangements ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Diana Lianos (later, Rudkin) leaving for America. 1946. Circular Quay, Sydney

In 1945 Diana had met an American George Rudkin doctor of marine biology, during his leave from Townsville where many Americans were stationed. They corresponded when he returned to America and proposed marriage. She accepted and prepared for a new life in another country. She left Sydney Australia in 1946 and many members of the family went to the boat to see her off.

Diana is standing third from the right, next to Papou.

The Life Story of Diana Rudkin (nee, Lianos)

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012

Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos) c. 1950

Standing: Stella and Coralia. Seated:Theodora,Diana, and Aspacia
Diana (christened Diamantoula)was born in Sydney on the 4th August 1920,the youngest of five sisters and second youngest of the eleven children of George and Agapi Lianos from Kythera.
As can be seen by the above photograph, she showed a flair for dressing at an early age and when she grew up went ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 21.06.2012

My Grandparents Agapi and George Lianos later in life - in1942.

(My grandmother died soon after this photograph was taken, at age 62, in July 1942).

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.

He ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 21.06.2012

8 remaining children of George and Agapi Lianos, 1987, in Uncle Tony's home, in Killarney Heights

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.

He worked on the farm with his parents and at the age of twenty four married Agapi the seventeen year ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 21.06.2012

My grandfather in 1960, surrounded by his eleven children

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 ...

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012

My mother with her 10 brothers and sisters

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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.