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submitted by Site Administrator on 18.02.2005

Ioannis Ant. Prineas

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


Hailing from the village of Mitata on Kythera, Mr. Ioannis Prineas, who is full of the desire for betterment in life, is to be classed among the extremely well set up Greeks of Australia. He came to Australia about the middle of 1906 and, thanks to his hard work and perseverance, established a shop in a small country town in New South Wales, which he shortly sold, to buy another located ...

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The Brothers Nikolaos and Theodoros G. Marselou

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Among those engaged in the purchase of real estate in Australia are the brothers Nikolaos and Theodoros G. Marselou. They are shop keepers in the country town of Narrandera, in New South Wales and are from Kythera.

Although they are still young and despite not having been in Australia long, they have managed, thanks to their conscientiousness and their commercial acumen, ...

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Georgios P. Kominos

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North of Sydney stands the large country town of Armidale. Here stands the impressive establishment that one belonged to the Kodratos or Theodorakakis brothers and which now belongs to Mr. George P. Kominos, who hails from Kythera.

Mr. Kominos came to Australia from Athens in 1906 and, after working for five years in various positions alongside fellow Greeks, he succeeded ...

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Georgios Ion. Sklavos

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Hailing from the village of Mitata on Kythera, Mr. G. Sklavos left while still a child for Smyrna and from there, scarcely 20 years old, he came to Australia in search of better fortune.

After many years of work, during which he was engaged in various business activities, he formed a partnership with some other fellow Greeks and succeeded but three years ago in founding ...

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The Kalligeros Brothers and Minas Kalopaidis

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The Kalligeros brothers and Mr. G. Kalopaidis, possess two extremely profitable shops, one of which stands in the country town of Temora, in New South Wales, with the well-known name of Calogeros Bros., whilst the other stands in West Wyalong, with the name Calopedis and Calogeros. Both the Kalligeros brothers and Mr. Calopaidis hail from Kythera.

Originally Mr. Dimitrios ...

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Georgios Em. Potiris and Georgios Dam. Andronikos

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Georgios Em. Potiris and Georgios Dam. Andronikos are the names of two cousins, hailing from Mylopotamos of Kythera, who are closely linked with the commercial progress of the Greeks of Australia, since they are from among the first Greeks to have brought a hotel in New South Wales.

In the wealthy and charming New South Wales country town of Walcha, which lies northwest ...

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Charalambos Pan. Koronis

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Hailing from Kythera, Mr. Haralambos P. Koronis, having performed his military service in Greece, came to Australia, under the impetus of the desire to achieve his goal.

There here worked alongside various fellow Greeks as an employee for nearly two years, before founding an establishment in the country town of Charleville, in Queensland, which today belongs to him.

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Nikolaos Dam. Andronikos

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One of the monuments to Greek ability and progress abroad is the establishment, of three storeys, owned by Mr. Nikolaos Andronikos, from Mylopotamos on Kythera. It was built by Mr. Andronikos in 1912 in a central location in Sydney. Mr Andronikos, following the flow of migrants that holds sway in Greece, came to Australia in 1897. Completely unknown to all, he found work at the side of ...

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The Protopsalti Brothers

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The brothers Ioannis, Nikolaos and Kosmas Protopsalti, offspring of Dimitris Protopsalti, of Mitata in Kythera, are to be numbered among th eextremely well established Greeks of Sydney, young as they are and despite the fact that they arrived but a few years ago.

They are the owners of two splendid establishments, located in the centre of Sydney, one of which stands ...

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The Brothers Antonios and Dimitrios (Kosma) Souri

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The brothers Antonios and Dimitrios Kosma Souri, who hail from Agia Anastasia, on Kythera, are the possessors of a total of three establishments. Two of these are located in the country town of Orange and the third stands in Uralla, in New South Wales. Many fellow Greeks work in these businesses, towards whom the managers, Messrs. the brothers Souri, behave with great solicitude. The Souri ...

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The Phrylingou Brothers

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A clear picture of straightforward brotherly co-operation, persistence, love and great willpower is given by our splendidly established fellow Greeks of Brisbane, the Phrylingou brothers. Of these, the first to arrive in Australia were Panayiotis, who is also the eldest of all, and Christos, in 1901.

These two were the founders and the linchpins for all the success ...

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The Brothers Ioannis and Giorgios Kasimatis

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Taree is an attractive riverside country town of New South Wales, linked by rail to Sydney and famous for the quality of the oysters produced in the area.

Thus the town greatly aided the brothers Messrs. Ioannis and Giorgios Kasimatis, sons of Michaelis Kasimatis, to settle successfully.

After a period of some years in Athens, the brothers arrived ...

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The Kritharis and Tzortzopoulos Brothers

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Two splendid and extremely profitable shops, located in the city of Glenn Innes, in New South Wales, do worthy honour to the Greek name. The shops, both of which stand on the central streets of the city, are run by the young and ambitious brothers Messrs. Theodoros and Panayiotis Kritharis, sons of Evangelos Kritharis, and their cousins, Messrs. Minas and Theodoros Tzortzopoulos, all of ...

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Nikolaos P. Aronis (or Liapis) and the Tzentzou Brothers

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North of Sydney and lying on a straight line are the country towns of Moree and Inverell, distinguished for their wealth. Moree is particularly noted for its healing sulphur springs, to which many resort for a cure, even from as far afield as England.

In these country towns are located five ...

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Michael K. Koronis

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Among those who have speedily settled in Australia is to be included Mr. Michael Koronis, who hails from Kythera and is highly educated. After sojourns in London and Port Said, where his family also was, he arrived in Australia in 1909. After a period of only five months, he brought an extremely profitable shop in Goulbourn, a city of New South Wales, whose beauty vies with that of the ...

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The Kordatou or Theodorakaki Brothers

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Of the Kordatou brothers, who come from Kythera, Kyriakos was the first to arrive, disembarking in Australia in 1901. He became the principal support of his other brothers who came after him, Stylianos, Antonios, Georgios, Dimitrios and Ioannis.

In 1903, one of the brothers, Kyriakos, established a magnificent shop in Armidale, which still exists. This was sold recently and ...

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Theodoros St. Kominos

(Treasurer of the Greek Community in Brisbane)


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Among those who posses an enviable commercial position in Brisbane is to be included Mr. Theodoros St. Kominos, who hails from Dourianika on Kythera. After a short stay in Athens, at the age of only 18 years, Mr. Kominos departed for Australia in 1901. Having at the beginning various jobs, he succeeded with his brothers, ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 14.02.2005

Nicholas M. Aroney - Nikolaos M. Aronis

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Mr. N. Aronis is one of the splendid offspring of the of the fatherland, who, migrating to distant lands, never cease to live with their dream and to take every breath accompanied by it. The offspring of a priest and hailing from Kythera, the distinguished Greek Mr. N. Aronis, formerly a teacher, spent some time as a merchant in Smyrna. He then chose to migrate, arriving in Sydney in 1902. He has ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 12.10.2011

The Andronikou Brothers

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Left to Right: Kosmas, Emmanuel & John

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The brothers Minas, Kosmas, Emmanuel and Ioannis Andronikou, sons of Damianos Andronikou, hail from Kythera and but a few short years ago settled in Sydney. They are the only Greeks who have devoted themselves to work of a purely commercial nature, under the name of “Andronicus Bros”, ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.12.2004

Genealogical Research aids. Odyssey Magazine. Jan-Feb 2004.

The Jan-Feb 2004 edition of Odyssey magazine*, includes an article on Family Trees with Greek roots, on pp. 60-62.

The article, written by Tania Kollias has a largely American and Canadian focus, but contains a good directory of helpful web-sites for Greeks atempting to discover their roots.

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This excerpt provides information about how to obtain essential records, such as ...