submitted by George Poulos on 30.10.2004
This group photograph was given to me by my uncle Manuel Belos Coroneos.
I cannot place any of the faces.
Can anyone help?
Two young mates from Karavas, Manuel (Belos) Coroneos & Vangelli (Hlihlis) Tzortzopoulos.
Manuel was the youngest son of long time mayor Triunduphilos Coroneos, and Georgia (nee, Mentis.)
Evangelos, known as Vangelli, was the son of Haralambos Tzortzopoulos, and Panayota (nee, Vangis.)
Both were in their teens at the time this photograph was taken.
As destiny would have it Haralambos's brother; my father, Con(standinos) (Tzortzo)Poulos, ...
submitted by George Poulos on 29.03.2010
[In the photograph above, the portrait of my grandmother has been superimposed next to the portrait of my grandfather. My grandfather never knew my grandmother - at the age she is portrayed in this photograph. The reason will become obvious if you proceed to read their life stories below. The picture represents the idealised relationship between the two, from my grandmother's perspective.]
Yeoryi Dimitri Tzortzopoulos was born in Karavas in the 1870's. His parachoukli ...
submitted by George Poulos on 04.11.2006
Yeoryi Dimitri Tzortzopoulos was born in Karavas in c. 1869. His parachoukli was Hlihlis; not to be confused with the soi, Yeoryopoulos, Ayia Pelagia, who share the same nickname. He married Olympia Tzortzopoulos (Pappayogigi(?), (1874-1958), a different soi), and they had 12 children.
4 of the children, all girls, either died in childbirth, or died young. Three died during the birth of the first 3-4 surviving children, whilst Georgia, the last born, ...
submitted by George Poulos on 18.11.2004
Theothori (Ri-Ri) Tzortzopoulos, one of a number of children born to George Dimitri Tzortzopoulos, and Olympia (nee, Tzortzopoulos) in Karavas, Kythera.
In birth order, these children were, Katina, Marouli, Dimitri, Minas, Haralambos, Theothoros, Panayotis, and Costas.
5 of the children left the island, and/or Greece, emigrating to Australia, Theothori, along with Marouli, and Haralambos, remained.
He married the "famous" Mummi - midwife ...
submitted by George Poulos on 28.10.2004
Harry is the strong young man in the centre. He would have been about 19-20 years of age at the time.
I include this photograph because a number of Kytherians would have worked on such boats prior to WWII.
It would be interesting to see photographs of those boats, etc etc.
The whole "sea" culture that derives from being a small isolated island has barely been explored at kythera-family to date
Another entry at History, ...
Harry Aliferis is on the extreme right, top row.
Yannis (John) Aliferis is in the centre of the front row.
Two years later, Harry would migrate to Australia.
I am uncertain as to when Yanni migrated.
Another entry at History, subsection, Archives/Research outlines a brief biography of Harry Aliferis:
"Born: 13.11.1914, Lahi, Greece
Wife, Maria (nee, Dermatis), from Neapolis.
[Both villages located in Southern ...
Two years later, Harry would migrate to Australia.
[I include this entry for the tangential reason that a number Kytherians
a. joined the Navy as a means of obtaining good, steady employment
b. found their way to Australia, by virtue of being with the Navy - military or merchant.
Do you have photographs of fathers, uncles, grandfather's - during their navy service?]
An entry at History, subsection, Archives/Research ...
submitted by Arthur Sklavos on 11.10.2004
I came across this photo with my dad but unfortunately he is not sure of date or time.We do recognise his very young sister in law Eleni sklavos fifth from the right.Can anyone shed some light?
submitted by Arthur Sklavos on 05.10.2007
This photo was taken in 1927 as six young boys were about to embark on a Journey to Aust. The photographer is unknown and my father believes the photo was taken in Agia Pelagia before they boarded the boat. From Left to right they are
Peter Prineas c/- Ballarat
George P.Sklavos (my father)
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 22.09.2004
With my mother 1935
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 05.08.2004
Walking in Hora outside of "Estavromenos" church after a service held in that church.His next stop was the Scouts Hall in Hora.Scoutmasters were Andreas Fatseas(Maths teacher at high school) and Georgos Masselos (Physics teacher)
King Paul wished to drive the jeep that was owned by Dr.Marselos M.P. on the way to Myrtidia. Dr. Marselos warns him about Kytherian roads 1948
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 03.08.2004
Can anyone identify?Photographer unknown
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 23.10.2004
Michael was born in Symi 1912 while the island was still Italian, therefore arrived in Australia with an Italian passport. He was my wife's (Sadie's) father. Died 18/12/1961 in Sydney. Was a professional fisherman. Had many friends in the Immigration Department and assisted scores of Greeks coming to Australia working on ships, then "jumping" ship. He managed to get permits for them as well as passports later. He had many Kytherian friends.
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 31.07.2004
My father Valerios was well known in Kythera with his shop in Hora. Born 1893 died 1969.He was blind the later part of his life. His wife Maria met a tragic death while walking with him to Kapsali in 1962.The eikonostasi is just below the public school in Hora.
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 18.07.2004
This photo was held by Pipitsa Semitecolos nee Kalokairinou(Calocerinos) from Hora.It is possible that the girl on the left was Pipitsa,but I never knew her until I met her in Sydney in 1950,so I can't recognise any of them. Can anyone please add to this?
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 24.09.2004
Pipitsa Calocerinos (Kalokairinou),was married to Peter Semos from Temora NSW.Peter,died 1949.Pipitsa was born 1919 and died 1986.They had four children.Philip,Valerios,Katerina and Peter. Later she married Anthony Cassimatis, who lives now at NSW Central Coast and enjoys good health.They had no children.
Second from left my grandfather Yiannis whom I never met.He died 1931,born in Alexandrades.
submitted by James Gavriles on 12.07.2004
My Uncle Theodore Gavrilys on one of his many trips back to Kythera with some unknown relatives
Maybe someone can identify ?
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