submitted by James Victor Prineas on 14.10.2020
Kythera: An Island Named Desire Film
written by Mario Romano October 14, 2020
There’s a lot going on in James Prineas’ “An Island named Desire,” with its striking imagery, caustic humour, and cheesy suffering. It’s a humane film about the difficulties of living on a ...
submitted by Kytherian Ecology on 09.03.2015
Posted by Abbie Synan
February 11, 2015
Activities, Greece, Vacation
Abbie Synan, originally from Pennsylvania, now calls the world her home. After years of working in medical administration, she took to a nomadic lifestyle and has spent the last two years exploring new cities, writing, volunteering and consulting. She is constantly searching for exciting experiences, taking photographs and writing stories to share on Speck ...
submitted by George Poulos on 11.05.2014
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"I found Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on Kythera-Family.net and mailed her regarding her Hlentzos connection, and since the first email a couple of days ago, I have had many many emails from her with a huge amount of information regarding my relatives. If this website was not available to us, all this information would never have been shared."
Heather de Marco, April 2013
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 02.11.2009
Roxy restoration pays homage to Greek café culture
Thursday 29rd October 2009
Member for Northern Tablelands Richard Torbay with Roxy Theatre Manager Sandy McNaughton in the old Greek café which will be restored to its original art deco splendour.The project to restore the Roxy Café in Bingara has attracted interest from descendents of Greek migrants across the east coast of Australia, Member for Northern Tablelands Richard Torbay has told Parliament.
He said the original ...
submitted by Minas Coroneo on 18.03.2009
....at the book launch, of Moving Images and the Theatre, Scone, NSW, 17th August, 1997.
Author: Heather Ashford & Mary Woodlands
When Published: 1997
Publisher: Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society
It is a pleasure and indeed an honour to be here today, and my family and I are grateful to the Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society for asking me to launch Heather Ashcroft’s ...
submitted by angelika pentsi on 11.12.2008
This is a slightly altered version of my MA thesis on kythera-family.net. Its aim was to answer the question which role kythera-family.net plays for the identities of its users. It is in German but a shorter English version will be available here by the end of this year.
Again I would like to thank Angelo Notaras, George Poulos and James Prineas as well as all my interview partners and Prof. Dr. Susanne ...
submitted by Anastasios Tamis on 07.08.2008
GEORGE C POULOS
Interview by Professor Anastasios M. Tamis on Thursday 7th July 2005
A.M. Tamis: This is Thursday 7th of July 2005; we’re speaking with Mr. George Poulos from the Kytherian Association in Sydney, a person who’s well aware of the issues of the Kytherian Brotherhood.
Mr. George Poulos: As a background, one of the most giving families in the Kytherian family is the Notaras family. Their father came out as a young boy and he set up the ...
submitted by George Poulos on 18.11.2007
A.P.: Before we talk about kythera-family.net.: Could you tell me a bit about your own family history / migration background?
G.P.: My great-grandfather was the priest of Karava, the church of Aghios Charalambos in Karava, his name was Papa Mina. And from about 1870 to 1900 he was the priest of Aghios Charalambos. His daughter was Olympia and she married my grandfather Giorgi, Dimitri Giorgopoulos, and they lived in Karava, they always lived in Karava. […]
My yiayia Olympia – ...
submitted by Odyssey Magazine on 06.11.2007
ODYSSEY Magazine, March/April 2007, pp. 81-82
Peter Prineas, a Greek Australian of Kytherian descent, is the author of Katsehamos and The Great Idea, which tells the story of his ancestors migrations to the United States and subsequently to Australia in the early 1900's.
Written with affection and insight, and meticulously researched, the narrative skillfully integrates the personal history of Prineas’s family with the broader history of Kythera and Greece, and ...
submitted by Toni Risson on 31.10.2007
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Above: Jim Pavlakis standing outside the entrance to his home in Fratsia, Kythera.
Below: The entrance to Jim's house, in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Chapter Twelve. Aphrodite and the Mixed Grill.
“WHAT IMAGINATIONS MUST THOSE GREEK POETS HAVE HAD IN ORDER TO HAVE GIVEN DEATHLESS RENOWN TO THIS DESOLATE, WIND-BOUND, TREELESS, UNFREQENTED ISLAND.
VISCOUNT KIRCKWALL, ...
submitted by Angelo L Notaras on 11.10.2007
SPEECH, presented to an audience of over 500 Kytherians who attended a Kythera-Family Website function held at THE CYPRUS CLUB in Brisbane on 15/5/07.
The function was conducted to officially launch the www.kythera-family.net website in Queensland, and to launch Katsehamos and the Great ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 05.09.2007
NEW LIFE FOR ROXY CAFÉ
The Greek café used to be a part of everyday Australian life; a landmark as recognizable and as familiar as our very own backyards. In rural towns across NSW and Queensland, ritzy art deco facades beckoned locals and travellers alike. On entry, patrons would be met with gleaming silver and chrome counters boasting streaming soda fountains and milkshake makers, glass shelving stacked with Minties and Bex and dazzling mirrored cabinets displaying an ...
submitted by Vasilikie Demos on 04.08.2007
SOJOURNING INTO THE FIELD:
REFLECTIONS ON A
RESEARCHER'S EXPERIENCES IN
MAKING LOCAL GLOBAL
CONNECTIONS AMONG WOMEN IN
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AT MORRIS
VOL. 29 NO. 1
Download PDF version here
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 07.07.2007
As reported in the Bingara Advocate, Tuesday 3 July 2007 (Lead Item - Front page).
"At the last meeting of Gwydir Shire Council, held last Thursday (28 June), the decision was made to purchase the Shun Kwong Restaurant and associated building. The business and building will become part of the Roxy Theatre complex"
Mayor Mark Coulton said of the purchase - "This acquisition is not only important for the for the future operation of the Roxy Theatre as a successful ...
submitted by George Poulos on 03.07.2007
One of the most onerous "jobs" that I have at kythera-family is to raise funds for various causes. When I find articles extolling the virtues of benefaction - particularly those with a "scientific" basis - as per the one below - I incorporate it into the small armoury of articles that I have collected.
All are designed to encourage members of the kytherian family to be more generous with their funds - particularly with respect to cultural and & historical causes designed ...
submitted by Vasilikie Demos on 15.06.2007
THE PATH FROM KYTHERA IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
Professor Emerita of Sociology
University of Minnesota, Morris, USA
5 May, 2007
Girls and women from the Greek island of Kythera began migrating to Australia and the United States at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Girls left as children with their families to settle in the new lands, and women left their homes in Kythera as adults ...
submitted by Nicholas J Comino on 02.03.2007
DR NICHOLAS J COMINO. MB.BS (QLD)
60 Hardgrave Road,
West End Queensland. 4101
Telephone: (07) 3844 8227
Facsimile: (07) 3846 7717
NICHOLAS J COMINO PTY LTD ABN:12010470667
Report on 2nd International Symposium of Kytheraismos. The Queensland Perspective.
The Canberra symposium was absolutely fantastic! An amazing gathering of Tsirigotes from all over Australia, Greece and the USA. ...
DR NICHOLAS J COMINO
60 Hardgrave Road,
West End 4101
Nicholas J Comino Pty Ltd
ABN 12 010 470 667
KYTHERAISMOS –THE BRISBANE PERSPECTIVE
Mr Chairman, distinguished overseas and local guests, fellow Kytheraismos members, ladies and gentlemen.
My name is Nicholas Comino ...
submitted by Odyssey Magazine on 26.02.2007
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Photograph: Antonis Benakis in 1950, examining a gold kylix from Dendra in the Argolid.
The Benaki Legacy
January/February 2006. pp. 48-50
Antonis Benakis bequeathed more than his impressive art collection to Greece: he established an institution that symbolizes the idealism, romance, and generosity of the diaspora Greeks.
submitted by SUN HERALD on 05.03.2007
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Author: Anthony Stavrinos
Publication: Sun Herald , Page 53 (Sun 21 Jan 2007)
GEORGE MILLER FILMMAKER
From dancing penguins to singing pigs, this Greek-Australian is a colourful storyteller. But, he tells Anthony Stavrinos, so is everyone in the old country.
WHEN an earthquake hit southern Greece a year ago, it almost destroyed ...
I am the editor of a family web-site : benardoutlite.com which collates the known history of the Benardout family from...
Interviewed by Joshua Kepreotis
Sitting in his office in Livadi, wearing his signature suit and tie, Manolis Cassimatis –...
Kythera: An Island Named Desire Film
written by Mario Romano October 14, 2020
There’s a lot going on in James...
This photo must have been taken in about 1930. My grandparents - Dimitri and Eleni Prineas (Haniotis) are in the...
About 5 minutes into the program Ada Margariti, who is an Attorney at Law, speaks about how she came to...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
You’ve heard of PhDs in science, medicine and education but have you...
Brisbane kytherians at paliochora excursion ..exploring the wonderful site and seeing all the churches .. this one is called ' e...
Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
Ruby was born 16 September...
10.10.2020 (Message Board)
I believe we are distant relatives ... Gavrelis is our americanized Greek family name from Kythera.
03.10.2020 (Message Board)
My Papou is Evriades Gavrelis from Logothetianika who came to America before WWI. Evriades and his cousin...
12.09.2020 (Message Board)
Not sure if I can help if she was born in Smyrna. Lots of Kytherians emigrated to...
My maternal grandparents were Greek . I believe they were born in Smyrna & emigrated to Egypt....