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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 12.05.2005

Australians on Kythera 1945

For the record, in early 1945 the British identified 76 Australian citizens (aka British Subjects) and their families marooned on Kythera. Numbers were greater than this, but these were the ones who requested assistance with remittance of funds tied up in Australia:
(Ref National Archives document A1066 – IC45/20/1/1/23)

Alfris, Con Emmanuel, landed Aust 1921, returned Kythera 1938. +1 dependant.
Aroney, Mrs, wife of Emmanuel Dimitri of Barraba. +2 sons.
Aroney, ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 26.04.2008

The Kasimatis Family-Grigorios Georgiou Kasimatis

Café proprietor, fish merchant, property and farm owner, born 6th January 1890 in Kythera Greece, eldest son of Georgios Grigoriou Kasimatis.
Gregory received only primary school education. At 14 ½ he was sent to Australia in 1905 by his father who had worked there from 1891-96. Gregory’s first job was as a kitchen hand at the Acropolis café, Sydney for 5/- per week. Nine months later he went to Queensland, then returned to Sydney in 1911 where he found work for 2 pounds a week.
In ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 26.07.2004

The Kasimatis Family-Elenie Kasimati

Elenie Kasimati (Helen) 1888-1976
Elenie, first child of Georgios and Stamatina was born in Kythera.
Elenie married Panagiotis (Peter) Kasimatis (1881-1974, no relation) in 1912.
Peter had emigrated to Sydney in 1901 and then returned to Greece. In 1914 Elenie and Peter set out for Australia and spent some time in Hobart before moving to Sydney. Elenie appears in an early photograph outside the Britannia Café. She returned to Greece in 1925 and Peter in 1927. In 1946 Stamatina ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 26.07.2004

The Kasimatis Family-Georgios Grigoriou Kasimatis

Georgios Grigoriou Kasimatis 1866-1959
Married Stamatina Kastrisios 1868-1952 in 1887. They had four children:
Elenie (Helen) born in Kythera 1888-1976
Grigorios Georgiou (Gregory) 1890-1972
Antonios Georgiou (Anthony) 1897-1977
Vasilios Georgiou (Basil) 1903-1962
George emigrated to Australia in 1891 leaving in Greece his wife and two children. He worked in the Woolloomooloo Fish Markets and in 1896 he returned to Greece. Two more sons were born after his ...

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submitted by Matina Kasimatis on 26.07.2004

The Kasimatis Family intro

During the Venetian domination, the Kasimatis family emigrated from Crete to Kythera early in the fourteenth century and developed into one of the largest and most important families on the island. The Kasimatis are said to have originated in Constantinople and to have emigrated from there to Crete. Venetian administration offered various privileges to certain Cretan noblemen with the aim of encouraging then to settle on Kythera and organise the social structure on the Venetian model.
The ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 12.05.2004

The Culture and Politics of the Diaspora Conference - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Culture and Politics of the Diaspora Conference

held at, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
23-27 February 1998


In 1988, The Centre for European Studies organised a cross-disciplinary conference on The Culture and Politics of the Diaspora at the Vallentine Annexe conference centre* at UNSW, in association with the Centre for Intercultural Jewish Studies, Sydney, the Australian Association for Jewish Studies, and Modern Greek Studies ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.05.2004

Page 91 of Church of St George, Potamos, parish register 1826-1865.

Page 91 of Church of St George, Potamos, parish register 1826-1865. [[picture:"page 91 of Church of St George, Potamos, parish register 1826-1865.jpg" ID:2517]]

Most Kytherians have probably never seached the records of the Parish Registers from Kythera. I have added a copy here to introduce the "style" of entry in the parish registers.

All are readily available in Australia and the USA. The method for obtaining copies of these records has been clearly enunciated in ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 09.05.2004

National Library of Australia - repository of numerous Kytherian photographs, oral histories and realia

This photographic portrait, of Frank Zantiotis, Brisbane, Australia, is held at the National Library of Australia, along with an ORAL HISTORY interview.

[[picture:"Zantiotis, Frank, Brisbane Australia.bmp" ID:2499]]

Go to,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an11206296

There are numerous Kytherian photographs/oral histories/realia of this type held in repository at the National Library of Australia.

It would be extremely valuable if ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 07.05.2004

In Their Own Image. Greek Australians - the Exhibition.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

http://www.austhistmuseum.mq.edu.au/greek/intro.htm

Instigated by photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski in 1982, the In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians project is attempting a detailed documentation of the historical and contemporary presence of Greek-Australians in both Australia and Greece.

The project's archives on Greek-Australians is one of the largest such collections held within Australia, and is both ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 28.05.2004

Genealogy Research Aids - in Australia

Written by Peter Tsicalas some years ago. However, still a very useful point of departure for would-be genealogy researchers into the 21st century.

The following ultra-helpful tips about how to conduct genealogy research in Australia has been appropriated from,

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/3728/genea2.html

Genealogy Research in Australia

History of Migration

Greeks had a presence in Australia, as either convicts ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 26.03.2007

Arrivals Australia 1915-1930

Last updated 26Mar2007

1915
CALOPEDIS, Benetos Nick, b. 14Oct1890, landed 22May1915 per ‘Oysterley’ after 18yrs Egypt.
CHRISTIANOS, Menas Nick Theo, b. 2May1881, landed with wife Maria 27Jul1915 per ‘Orentes.’ (Maria and Aust born children returned mid 1920s and Menas ~1930.]
BELLESSSIS, Harry John Harry, b. 27Sep1902, landed 1914 (sic) per ‘Orontes’ with Uncle Mina Christian.
GALLIGEROS, Nick, b. 17Jul1881 Kalokerines, landed 10Sep1915 ...

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submitted by George T. Sofios (Sophios) on 20.10.2003

Gerge Sofios tou Thedorou 5 Y.O. at Agia Marina Stavli

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submitted by MARY CONOMOS on 21.08.2003

Some Early Kytherian Arrivals in Australia

1911
Dimitrios Giorgos Zantiotis (James Zantis)
b.1896 Panagia Despina, landed March,1911, per Messageries Maritimes.

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 07.06.2009

Arrivals Australia 1854-1914

Last updated 26Mar2007

1854
KRITHARIS, Emmanuel George, b. 1832/34, landed somewhere Aust 1854, allegedly after leaving Kythera ~1850. [Apparently left Aust at some stage and relanded Melbourne from Liverpool 21Feb1872 per 'SS Great Britain.' (16yr old Demetrius Constantine also on board.)]

1861
BIDZANIS, Miltiades Demetrios, (aka Michael De Diar), b. 1835 Kythera or Hania, Crete, landed Adelaide 1861 as crew on ‘Sir John Lawrence.’

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 04.07.2003

R-Z QLD 1916 Greek Census

1916 Greek Census of QLD
(Extracted from National Archives
Document A385/1/9)

Letters R - Z


Name, Age, Occupation, Street No, Street, Town

Puntazy, Nikles, 28, cane cutter, Long Pocket, Ingham

Raftopoulos, Nicholas, 28, waiter, Flinders St, Townsville

Raftopoulos, Sanetos, 38, waiter, Flinders St, Townsville

Raines, Peter, 60, labourer, Rollingstone, Townsville

Raises, ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 04.07.2003

H-P QLD 1916 Greek Census

1916 Greek Census of QLD
(Extracted from National Archives
Document A385/1/9)

Letters H - P


Name, Age, Occupation, Street No, Street, Town

Helentsos, George, 31, labourer, Babinda

Hellenic Club, 39, 41, 43, Adelaide St, Brisbane

Hellens Bros, , Many Peaks

Hellens, Denis, 20, farm hand, Littlemore

Hellens, Emanuel, 40, farmer, Littlemore

Hellens, ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 04.07.2003

A-G QLD 1916 Greek Census

1916 Greek Census of QLD
(Extracted from National Archives
Document A385/1/8)

Letters A - G


Name, Age, Occupation, Street No, Street, Town

Aivaliotes, Manolin, 32, oyster saloon proprietor, Babinda

Alexandron, George, 30, fishmonger, Stanley St, Brisbane, South

Alexin, John, 24, cane cutter, Long Pocket, Ingham

Alexious, George, 23, café waiter, Gordonvale

Alexison, ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 04.07.2003

R-Z NSW 1916 Greek Census

1916 Greek Census of NSW
(Extracted from National Archives
Document A385/1/8)

Letters R - Z


Name, Age, Occupation, Street No, Street, Town

Rafakis, Cris, 56, Confectioner, 639, George St, Sydney

Raftakis, C, 50, Confectioner, 14, Market St, Sydney

Raftopoulos, Arthur, 42, Shop Assistant, 143, Hunter St, Newcastle

Raftopoulos, Chris, 16, Fruiterer, 703, Hunter St., West, Newcastle

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 04.07.2003

H-P NSW 1916 Greek Census

1916 Greek Census of NSW
(Extracted from National Archives
Document A385/1/8)

Letters H - P


Name, Age, Occupation, Street No, Street, Town

Haniotis, Oyster Saloon, 787, George St, Sydney

Hantzantana, Con, 21, Shop Assistant, 143, Hunter St, Newcastle

Hlenyos, George, 40, Cook, Molesworth St, Lismore

Hodge, Nicholas, 65, Fisherman, Launch 'Miama', Botany Bay

Holder, ...

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 23.12.2004

A-G NSW 1916 Greek Census

1916 Greek Census of NSW
(Extracted from National Archives
Document A385/1/8)


Letters A - G

Name, Age, Occupation, Street No, Street, Town

Agalianos, Con, 26, Café Proprietor, Henty

Agalianos, George, 37, Market Gardener, Henty

Agalis, George, 21, Shop Assistant, Culcairn

Akon, Harry, 35, Café Proprietor, Station St, Bogan Gate

Akon, Peter, 16, Café Assistant, ...