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submitted by Maxine (Metaxia) Mitchell on 02.11.2003

Constantine Fardoulis and wife Helen Katsoulis

Constantine Fardoulis and wife Helen Katsoulis
Copyright (0000) Maxine Mitchell

This information was sent into us by Lindsay Johnstone (many thanks!).


I am married to Maria Emmanuel Fardoulis, and this is a photo of her father's parents, Constantine Emmanuel Fardoulis and Helen Katsoulis (daughter of Charalambos Katsoulis and Stavrula Baveas). Details of his identity and family are set out below:

Constantine Emmanuel Fardoulis (1866-1938) married Helen Katsoulis who died at Kythera 23 Nov 1944. He was son of Emmanuel Pangiotis Fardoulis ( ca 1840 -1901)who built the church of St. Constantine just outside Potamos). Stamatina Levunnis was his mother.

The home of Con and Helen Fardoulis (in the photo) was on the road to Agia Triada,Potamos. They had lands at "Drakos" and "Kambos", Potamos. Con was a gunner in the Greek navy which was involved in an incident with Turkey in 1897. He went to Australia in 1901, and worked at Gunnedah NSW. In 1908 his young son Emmanuel joined him from Greece. They worked in Bingara, Inverell and Tingha. Con returned to Greece prior to World War I, bought a sailing vessel and transported vegetables from Kythera to the Piraeus. Between 1921 and 1924 Con was back in Australia, but returned to Greece in 1924 and farmed at Potamos until his death in 1938. He had three sons and two daughters who lived mostly in Australia. His eldest son was Emmanuel Constantine Fardoulis (1895-1984), my wife's father.
This information may help with guessing an appropriate date for the photo.

Lindsay Johnstone

From the collection of George P. Levoune (Potamos)

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