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Michael Kosma Katsoulis

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

From Potamos on Kythera comes the most sympathetic of fellow Greeks, Mr. Michael Katsoulis, who is partners in a shop in the country town of Bellingen, in New south Wales.

He is famed for his keen commercial acumen and his pure and noble sentiments. He saw service in the two recent glorious Greek wars as interpreter for the British military attaché, during the drawing up of the borders of Northern Epirus.

Endowed with an enormous range of talents, he has often supported his fellow Greeks, never refusing his eager aid for any aim whatsoever. He enjoys the particular respect and affection of the Greeks of Australia.

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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