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Xenophon Ger. Raftopoulos

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Mr. Xenophon Ger. Raftopoulos, the youngest shopkeeper of Sydney, who comes from Agioi Saranda, on Ithaca, is rich in heart and feeling, straightforward and full of the desire to progress.

Only 21, three years ago, he became the joint-owner and manager of a most elegant and profitable shop, situated in on of the most central locations in the great city of Sydney.

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The Brothers Panagiotis and Theophanis Leousi

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The brothers Panayiotis and Theophanis G. Leousi, distinguished for the beauty of their voices, are the first to have formed a musical group in Sydney. They are both young, having arrived in Australia but five years ago.

Notable for their hospitality and commercial acumen, they are children worthy of the noted commercial tailor of Athens, Mr. Georgios Leousi, who saw ...

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Christos Stratigiou

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Mr Christos Stratigiou, who hails from Kollina, near Mantinea, is very closely linked with commercial progress in Australia.

He is the first and only storekeeper to be noted for and gain a reputation for his expertise, taste and elegance in his setting up of his establishments. From all over Australia visitors come to see his princely business establishment, to take ...

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Gerasimos Nik. Zervos

Member of the Managing Committee of the Greek Community of New South Wales


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Mr Gerasimos N. Zervos, who hails from Argostoli, on Cephallonia, is extremely sympathetic and a man of encyclopaedic education. Extremely well-known and generous, he is the favourite son, as it were, of the Greek community of Sydney.

He came to Australia about 10 years ...

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Konstantinos M. Kyriazopoulos (Doctor)

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Dr. Konstantinos M. Kyriazopoulos is grandson of Yiarim-Edirne, who was beheaded, together with 27 other notables, during the Greek Revolt at Adrianople. He is also the grandson of Yiarim-Edirne who was the husband of the niece of, Patriarch Kyrillos, who was hanged in Adrianople.

Dr Kyriazopoulos was born in Adrianople, in the Cathedral district, in November 1866. ...

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Dionysios Kouvaras

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Among the notable Greeks of Australia, particularly distinguished for their patriotism and generosity, we must number the highly respected Mr. Dionysios Kouvaras, currently President of the Greek Community of New South Wales.

Arriving in Melbourne in Australia about 28 years ago, he has been in Sydney for 19 years.

He is to be numbered among the ...

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Takis N. Mantzaris

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A particular refinement and upbringing distinguishes Mr. Panayiotis (Takis) Mantzaris, the highly popular Greek from Newcastle.

Born in Sparta in Lacedaemonia in 1887, he came to Australia in late 1907. Within a few months of his arrival, he succeeded in buying a small, but profitable, shop in one of the central streets of Newcastle.

Mr. Mantzaris, ...

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Konstantinos G. Raftopoulos(Balatzikos)

General Secretary of the Greek Community of Melbourne)

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It would be considered an unforgivable omission, if no mention were to be made of the activity, both commercial and patriotic, of the distinguished Greek, Mr. Konstantinos Raftopoulos or Balatzikos, who hails from Stavros, on Ithaca. His most splendid and luxurious establishment stands on Swanston St., in Melbourne, ...

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Georgios G. Falangas

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An exceptional personality, distinguished for his love of country, the extremely likeable Mr. G. D. Phalangas resides in Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

He hails from the island of Andros and came to Australia in 1871. Initially he worked in the goldmines, after which he moved to the north of Australia to prospect for gold. After an adventurous and stormy ...

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Dimitrios Politis

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In the capital of South Australia lives the distinguished Greek from Constantinople, Mr. Dimitrios Politis, where he has been splendidly established for many years. Anybody who has passed through Adelaide has enjoyed his hospitality and he has never denied his eager help to any.

Mr. Politis is the richest of the Greeks of Adelaide, a self-made man, thanks to his powers ...

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Nikolaos E. Voyantzis

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Mr. Nikolaos E. Voyantzis hails from Sitia, on the heroic island of Crete, born there in 1857. His father was a seaman. Distinguished for his love of his country, he was sent twice as representative of Sitia to Constantinople. Mr. N. Voyantzis, who has an encyclopedic knowledge, originally served his country as a teacher, before devoting himself to the profession of his father, that of ...

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Ioannis K. Mavrokefalos (Black)

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Anybody who has visited the great city of Brisbane has become acquainted with, and enjoyed, the warm hospitality of the charming Greek settled there, Mr. I. K. Mavrokefalos. At the age of 13, he worked in Patra. After a period of two years there, he departed for Vra_la, in Roumania, where he was employed in an English commercial office. By reason of a supervening illness, he was forced ...

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The Stamellatou Brothers

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If there are any business establishments that do honour to the Greek name abroad, then amongst the first of these we must surely place the shop belonging to the Stamellatou brothers. It is housed in the building that belongs to them, a building worth many thousands of pounds sterling, since it stands on the most important and central street Sydney. Leaving that aside, however, the interior ...

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Emmanuel N. Meimarakis

(President of the Greek Community in Brisbane)


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Mild-mannered, straightforward, gentlemanly, full of patriotic sentiments and an inexhaustible source of charity, Mr. Emmanuel Meimarakis is from the village of Kalesia, in the province of Malevesios in Crete. The positive features of purity, patriotism and philanthropy that are the ornament of the distinguished Greek of ...

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Georgios E. Kentavros

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Mr. Georgios E. Kentavros is the son of Epameinondas Kentavros, who departed this life some years ago and who was a senior office in the Greek Royal Navy. He was born on 18th December 1882, in historic Corinth, where currants grow. As son of one of the most refined families in Corinth, he moved to Athens to complete his high school studies. There he was repeatedly elected President or Secretary ...

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Ioannis D. Kominos

(Honorary President of the Greek Community of New South Wales)


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Simple, modest, a prodigy of commercial ability, an inexhaustible source of good works and patriotism, the very model of a head and protector of a family, the august Honorary President of the Greek Community of New South Wales - Mr. Ioannis D. Kominos is all of these things in the eyes of the whole Greek ...

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Mr Antonios I. I. Lekatsas

(President of the Greek Community in Melbourne)


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Unique commercial genius: This is the appropriate phrase to apply to the Honourable President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Mr. Antonios I. I. Lekatsas, once struggling for his living, and today a great businessman. 24 years have flowed past and, properly used by a great, capable and audacious man, such as Mr. Antonios ...

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Georgios Dim. Kritharis

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Catoomba, in New South Wales, is one of the most important country towns in Australia. It lies about 29 miles away from Sydney, with which it is linked by rail. This country town, with its beautiful parks and magnificent hotels, is a great rural delight. It has many houses and in particular holiday homes, used during the summer. It is surrounded by a row of lofty mountains, which make ...

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Georgios Kosma Kallinikos

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In the small country town of Molong, in New South Wales, stands the smart and profitable shop belonging to the sympathetic Mr. Georgios Kallinikos, who is a Greek from Kythera. The shop was purchased by Mr. Kallinikos at the beginning of 1914, although he was previously the owner of another shop in another country town.

Mr. Kallinikos is very young and worthy of particularly ...