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Athanasios Emm. Samios

This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" :

Mr. Athanasios Emm. Samios, who comes from Kythera, enjoys particular esteem for his remarkable commercial acumen, since he has opened a great number of shops during the period of 12 years that he has spent in Australia.

Since 1910, he has owned a shop in Coff’s Harbour, in New South Wales. A man of hard work and willpower, Mr. Samios has always overcome any difficulties in his way, cleaving to the dictum, “All is gained by persistence and patience”.

This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" published in 1916 by John Comino. It is an important book as it was one of the first Greek books published in Australia for the Greeks back in the homeland. If they needed any more convincing of the golden opportunities awaiting them in Australia, it probably helped create interest amongst young Kytherians and other Greeks. Each of the men portrayed in the book paid for the honour, which, considering their reputation for thriftiness, must have made the decision a hard one for many a Kytherian.

The Kythera-Family.net team, with the support of the Nicolaus Aroney Trust and other generous sponsors, has undertaken to transcribe the entire book for the website and to translate it into English for the non-greek-speaking diaspora community. We hope to also produce a printed version of the translation of Life in Australia sometime in 2005.

For valuable information about the historical background of the publication of Life in Australia, please read the entry by Hugh Gilchrist I ZOI EN AFSTRALLIA in the History, General History section.

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