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Nikolaos P. Karydis

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

The establishment belonging to Mr. Nikolaos Karydis, who comes from Phalaisia, in Arcadia, stands in the most central of locations in Sydney. The business is the creation, on the one hand, of persistence and patience, and of honesty and economies, on the other.

Mr. Karydis came from Athens to Australia in 1910. During the time that he worked alongside his fellow Greeks, he was noted for his splendid and excellent qualities. He enjoys the unlimited esteem of all those fortunate enough to know him. In 1914, in partnership with the Greek company, Anglo-American, he purchased his business, which he now most skilfully runs.

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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