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submitted by Theo Notaras on 21.11.2016

Marriage of Theodoros Tzortzopoulos and Erini Masselos 100 years ago 22/11/1916

Marriage of Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (Karava) and Erini Masselos (Fratsia).

Married in Sydney 22/11/1916. Also Known as Georgopoulos and Poulos.

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submitted by John Minchin on 26.09.2016

Mystery Wedding Group 1920s?

This photo was found in a box in a basement of a house in Potamos. 

None of the people are named.  Is the wedding  in Kythera, Australia, USA? have you seen that distinctive window backdrop in another photograph?

Possibly taken in the 1920s.

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 25.04.2016

Kyrani (Anna) Anastasopoulos - June 1956

My mother arrived in Australia in April 1956 and went to live at the home of George and Koula Carydis in Auburn.  She shared a bedroom without another young girl, Anna Veneris.  In June 1956, Anna married Theo Kepreotes were my mother was a bridesmaid.  At this wedding, my mother met my father Stephen Zantiotis and they were married in November 1956.  Such an eventful year for my mum!

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submitted by John Minchin on 09.02.2016

Bylos - Tzortzopoulos Wedding group, Aug 1923

Back row, L to R: John Faros, Unk, Best man – Anthony Flaskas, Angelo groom, Con Bylos, Unk, Unk,
Seated, L to R: Marouli Faros (with child on her lap), Unk, Velio Tzortzopoulos ( bride), Bridesmaid with flowers – Dora Bylos ??
Front: Unk, Unk, Unk, Ami Comino?

can anyone help with identification of other people??

The newspaper report in the Southern Morning Herald was -
"A unique but pretty wedding was celebrated at the Marble Bar, Auburn street, on Thursday, when Mr. Angelo Bylos, son of Mr. and Mrs George Bylos #, was married to Miss Violet Poulo.

The officiating ministers were Father Nicholas Staidie, of Redfern, Sydney, and the Ven. Archdeacon Ward, of Goulburn.

The Bride, who was given away by her father, wore a charming gown of white satin and georgette embroidered with pearls, her train being borne by Miss Ami Comino.

The bridesmaids were Miss Flascas, who was dressed in pink georgette with lace trimmings, and Miss Bylos, who was attired in pink crepe de chine. Mr. Anthony Flascas was best man.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Marble bar, the guests including Mr. and Mrs. Poulo, Mr. Con. Bylos, Mr. P. Stathis, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Potiri, Mr. and Mrs. Aroney, Mr. and Mrs. G Comino, Mr. T. Comino, Mr. and Mrs. John Faros, .Mr. J. Mallick, .Mr.Jack Solomon and Mrs Hall.

Mr. and Mrs Bylos left for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride traveling in grey gabardine coat frock, hat and shoes to match.

Mr. and Mrs Bylos intend to reside at Cowra".

#This is an error – they confused Angelo's parents with his brides – Mr and Mrs Georgeopoulos (Tzortzopoulos)

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submitted by John Minchin on 26.11.2015

Bylos-Tzortzopoulos Wedding August 1923

Angelo Bylos (Chlentzos ) married Velio Tzortzopoulos in August 1923. The wedding was celebrated at the Marble Bar in Auburn St Goulburn.
Newspaper reports said "The Bride, who was given away by her father, wore a charming gown of white satin and georgette embroidered with pearls"
and
"Mr. and Mrs Bylos left for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride travelling in grey gabardine coat frock, hat and shoes to match. Mr. and Mrs Bylos intend to reside at Cowra."

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submitted by John Minchin on 26.11.2015

Bylos-Laurantus Wedding 1925

Wedding of Con Bylos and Despina Laurantus (sister of Nick Laurantus)
Back L to R: Angelo Bylos, Velio Bylos, George Laurantus?, Anthony Diacopoulos?, Con Bylos, Despina Bylos (Laurantus), Nick Laurantus?, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Front L to R: Celia Diacopoulou?, Sophie Johnson?, Unknown child, Unknown child, Unknown, Sophie Bylos?

Location unknown.

Can anyone confirm the names of guests, or identify unknown guests?

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submitted by John Minchin on 26.11.2015

Mystery Wedding c. 1923

Location: Unknown
Standing at back : Unknown male, Unknown male, Unknown male, Unknown male. Unknown male, Panagiotis Chlentzos?, Unknown male, Unknown male, Demetrios Chlentzos (James Bylos), Unknown male
Standing: Unknown male, Unknown female, Unknown female, Unknown female, Unknown female, Unknown female
Seated: Unknown child, Unknown female, Unknown female, Groom Unknown, Bride unknown, Unknown female, Adna Bylos
Seated floor: Unknown male child, Helen (Leni) Bylos, Unknown female child, William (Billy) Andrew Bylos

Does anyone know whose wedding this was, where it was, and who the guests are?

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 29.05.2015

Wedding Party - Stephen & Anna Zantiotis 1956

Stephen and Anna are my parents. Their marriage took place at Agia Triatha Church, Surry Hills on 19 November 1956. The reception was held at the Australia Hotel.
Left to right - Denis Poulos (Anastasopoulos), George Carydis, Koula Carydis (Cassimatis), Stephen and Kyrani (Anna) Zantiotis, Ekaterini (Katina) Zantiotis (Moulos), Arthur Zantiotis, Peter Zantiotis, Con Poulos.
Lady sitting - Grigoria Carydis (Tambakis) and flower girl, Sylvia Tambakis.
Denis and Con are Anna's brothers. George and Koula are the koumbari. Katina and Peter are Stephen and Arthur's parents.
Grigoria is George's mother. Sylvia's father, Theodore and Grigoria were siblings.

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 23.02.2015

Trefilly Baveas Wedding 1929

Left to Right – Back Row: Jim Aroney, John Gravily, Stella Gravrily (Bridesmaid), John Trefilly (Groom),Metaxia Baveas (Bride), John Cordatos(Bestman), Angelika Psarou (Bridesmaid) , Mrs.Matilda Baveas, John Baveas, Mrs Beatty Psaros, at rear centre – Vassilios(Bill) Gengos.
Front row: Mrs. Toula Aroney, Maria Aroney, ‘Minnie’ Stavroula Baveas(train bearer), Olga Baveas(train bearer), Nicholas Baveas, ‘Kerry’ Kyriakos Baveas, Gengos girl(?)
Photo – Beatty Psaros Collection courtesy Deanna McCarthy-nee Psaros

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 19.01.2015

Peter & Ekaterini Zantiotis 1926

My grandparents were married in 1926.
My grandfather, Peter Steve Zantiotis was born in Agia Anastasia in 1898 and arrived in Australia on July 20, 1914. His parents were Steve and Eugenia.
My grandmother, Ekaterini (Katina) Moulos was from Logothetianika. She came to Australia not too long before the wedding. Her parents were Stefanos Moulos and Stavroula Kalopedis.
Peter passed away in Wollongong on 19 November 1981 and Katina passed away in August 1984.

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submitted by Dean Coroneos on 20.04.2013

Marriage of Theo Comino to Veggie Marendy

Theo is a descendant of the "Oyster King", John Comino.

Rear, left to right: Jim Marendy, Manuel Marendy, Gella Vanarey (Widow of Jack Vanarey), Peter Marendy, Gloria Marendy.

Front row, left to right: Mrs Marendy, Theo, Evgenia, and Charlie Marendy.

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 01.04.2013

Anastasopoulos siblings 1956

Con, Kyrani (Anna) and Denis Anastasopoulos at Kyrani's wedding to Stephen Peter Zantiotis (my dad) on 19 November 1956.
The siblings came to Australia from Perlegianika. Denis arrived in 1951, Con in 1952, and my mother in 1956. Con and Denis shortened Anastasopoulos to Poulos.

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 01.04.2013

Stephen & Anna Zantiotis

My mother, Anna (Kyrani) Anastasopoulos arrived in Australia in April 1956 aged 18. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Theo & Anna Kepreotes where my dad, Stephen, spotted her and asked her to dance. She kept saying no but he persisted and she finally relented and the rest, as they say, is history. They were married at Agia Triada Church on November 19, 1956.

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 24.01.2014

Peter & Ekaterini Zantiotis 1926

This photo was taken in 1926. The groom is my grandfather, Peter Steve Zantiotis. Peter was born in Agia Anastasia in 1898 and arrived in Australia on July 20, 1914. His parents were Steve and Eugenia.
My grandmother, Ekaterini (Katina) Moulos was from Logothetianika. She probably came to Australia not too long before the wedding. Her parents were Stefanos Moulos and Stavroula Kalopedis.
Peter passed away in Wollongong on 19 November 1981 and Katina passed away in August 1984.

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 22.05.2012

Immediate wedding party, the marriage of Bretos Margetis and Theodora Lianos, 1925

Left to right:

Unknown
Coralie Lianos (sister to Theodora)
Aspasia Lianos (sister to Theodora)
Bretos Margetis (Bride groom)
Theodora Lianos (bride)
Unknown
John Psaltis (Paramatta, on the Foundation Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, 1922)
Seated, young child, Diana Lianos, (youngest sister of the bride).

Can you help name the two "unknown" members of this bridal party?

Studio portrait of Bretos Margetis and Theodora Lianos

Bretos Margetis and Theodora Lianos outside Agia Triatha, Sydney

Studio portrait of Theodora Lianos on her wedding day

Studio portrait of Theodora Lianos on her wedding day, with mirror image

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submitted by Paul Mathers on 28.04.2012

Wedding of Peter Crithary to Irene Cretan, and Nick Psaltis to Louisa Crithary

The double marriage occurred on 21 January, 1923 at the Holy Trinity Greek Outhodox Church, in Bourke St., Surry Hills.

In fact for the Crithary family - it was a "triple marriage" - as a another sister of Peter and Louisa married Sarandon Zantiotis, in Kythera, on the same day.

Back Row: Left to right

1. George Cretan
2. Unknown
3. Coroneos (Psoma, Douli is his son)
4. Jim Poulos
5. George Comino (Thea Yeoryitsa)
6. John Psaltis
7. Unknown
8. Vasili (Bill(?) Feros (Maria Feros)
9. Jack Moulos

2nd Row:

1. Doris Cretan (wife of George)
2. Paul Cretan (Effie’s mother)
3. Peter Crithary
4. Irene Cretan (Kriticos)
5. Nick Psaltis
6. Irene Psaltis
7. Theo Crithary (Marathon Café, Oxford Street)
8. Kanella Moullos (sister to Theo and Peter Crithary) holding Nell and Jack was at her feet
9. Yeoryitsa Poulos (Goulburn married to George)

Sitting:

On left:

1. Young sister (unknown)
2. Georgia Kretan (sister of Paul)
3. Irene Crithary’s younger sister Yriyotisa (later Condoleon)
4. Young boy (seated) - unknown

On right:

5. Seated holding bouquet (right) - unknown
6. Seated on end - right - unknown


George Poulos, Secretary of the Kytherian Association, has indicated to me the the importance of the "Crithary" wedding photograph in the context of the history of the establishment of Kytherian Association of Australia in 1922. He writes:

"The Founding Fathers of the KAA were

Cosmas J. Cassimatis.........President
Peter Minoukos..................Vice President
Nick Marcello.....................Treasurer
Bill Feros.............................Secretary
Cosmas Andronicus
Theo Crithary
Bretos Margetis
John Psaltis

On Jan 30th 2012 – we had a photograph of - and a the life story of only one of the Founding Fathers of the KAA. The first President Kosmas Cassimatis. This was through research undertaken by Peter Vanges, and by Ann Coward in 2002, on the occasion of KAA’s 80th Anniversary.. (See article attached).

Through work I had been doing with Vasi Margetis – we extended our knowledge and photographic record to 3 –by mid-February – we could include her father Bretos Margetis and Kosmas Andronikos (spelt Charles Andronicus in English). They are the three portraits that now hang on the centre of the southern wall of Kythera House in Rockdale.

This constituted a very poor maintenance of the historical record on KAA’s part – so I have made it a mission to track down photo’s and life stories of the remaining 5 Founding Fathers of the KAA.

Vasi Margetis came to the fore again, when Nick Marcello’s photograph came up in an issue of a newspaper called the Kytherian voice, in 1927, that she will donate to us this week. So that left only four to go, although Nick’s photographs are poor quality “newsprint with moire effect” types. I suspect that Nick Marcels that some of you know is a relative – so if anyone has contact details for Nick Marcels, could they please advise me?

I knew that my best hope of gaining photo’s of the remaining 4 would be by obtaining a copy of the photo of Louisa Psaltis’s (nee, Crithary) wedding, because her husband’s brother John was another KAA founding father, as was her elder brother Theo Crithary, and there was some hope that both Bill Feros and Peter Minoukos would also be in the wedding party photo. The Psaltis wedding was also held in January 1923, which would make the photo’s of the founders (roughly) “date authentic” – the KAA being born in 1922.

Then I was made aware by you, Paul of the extensive photographic archive of your grandfather Emmanuel Mavromatis (Matis, Mathers) - who was one of the real pillars of the KAA – having served 14 years on KAA Committee – many of them as Treasurer in very trying times (through the Great Depression). Emmanuel kept a large archive of 1900-1940 photo’s that you kindly agreed to allow me to scan. Those scans are now on the KAA Kythera House computer / server.

As I was "scanning away" - I came across a photo in Emmanual Mavromatis’ archive of Louisa Psaltis’s wedding. As we found out above - she was married in a double wedding with her older brother Peter Crilthary, and in a Crithary family triple wedding, on the same day.

Emmanuel’s brother has named some of the persons in the photo – and yes....he has identified where Theo Crithary, John Psaltis, and Bill Feros are standing. (We have a photo taken in 1972 – with Bill Feros in his 80’s taken at the time of the 50th Anniversary of the KAA – but no photo of him in his 20’s. Bill was the only Founding Father still alive in 1972 - so obviously being a member of the KAA is deleterious to your health?) Does anyone know who the descendants of Bill Feros are?

So now we have photographs of John Psaltis and Bill Feros and Theo Crithary as well - all from this photograph. I am waiting to get second and third verifications of the John Psaltis and Bill Feros images – before making a definite statement that John and Bill ARE these images. The Crithary family is well known to me, so Theo Crithary IS Theo Crithary. He also features in Life in Australia.

I have put these together in a (provisional) montage – with only Peter Minoukas missing. I won't release that montage until I definitively verify the Psaltis and Feros images, and gain an image of Minoukas.

Peter Minoukas is not identified in the Psaltis-Crithary wedding photo – but I suspect he may be in the photo. I also strongly suspect he is in the photo taken outside Ayia Triatha of the Church Committee in the 1920’s – which is now in the KAA Library Archive, and which features in the KAA Founding Fathers webpage.

A John Minucos is a member of the Collector’s group that meets at Kythera House at the moment – and I would be very surprised if he is not a descendant of the KAA’s first Vice-President? Again, does anyone have his contact details?"

If you have any photo’s / leads / life stories / family contacts or connections – please contact George Poulos, here.

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 08.12.2011

Sam Coroneo and Evangelia Coroneo (nee Margetis)

Full Wedding Party.

[Left to right]

Back row,men standing

Unknown (?)
Unknown (?)
Unknown (?)
Jim Margetis (brother of bride).
Bill Georgopoulos (brother-in-law to bride).
Bretos Margetis (brother of bride).

Front row

Unknown (?)
Boy seated, Theo Georgopoulos, (nephew of bride)
Young girl - Unknown (?)
Bridal Couple.
Panayotitsa (Bonnie) Georgopoulos (sister to bride)
Young boy seated at front, George Georgopoulos, nephew to bride.
Young girl unknown
Seated man, unknown.

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 08.12.2011

Sam Coroneo and Evangelia Coroneo (nee Margetis)

Wedding party photo.

Young girl (left) - unknown(?)
Theo Georgopoulos, nephew of bride.
Man standing - unknown(?)
Bridal couple
Young girl (right) - unknown(?)
George Georgopoulos - younger nephew of bride

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submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 03.11.2011

Sam Coroneo and Evangelia Coroneo (nee Margetis)

Taken on their wedding day.