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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 17.09.2011

Anargyros Stratigos and the Greek Urn

Anargiros Vasslios Stratigos
Anargiros Vassilios Stratigos arrived in Australia from Greece on the Highland Princess disembarking at Sydney, NSW April 1946. This followed an announcement from Athens, 26 February 1946, to ‘confer the Freedom of the City of Athens’ to the Australian Minister of External Affairs, Dr. H. V. Evatt.The diploma and a commemorative medal for Dr. Evatt are being taken to Australia from Athens by Mr. Anargiros Stratigos, vice-chairman of the Athens Grecco-Australian ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 03.05.2011

German Mail Ship SS Roon August 1914

The Roon, Houtman and Tasman

August 1914.

The voyage from Port Said to Australia on the German Mail Steamer Roon by Greek immigrants at the outbreak of World War1, August 1914 is one of the most dramatic voyages in pre WW1 immigration to Australia.

Passengers on the Nordeutscher- Lloyd ships were unaware these modern steamers were included in the German overall strategic plans for at least a decade before the declaration of war on 8 August 1914. Plans ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 12.04.2011

The Peters Enigma - Presentation at Roxy Theatre Bingara 2011

The Peters Enigma

The name Peter has a long association with the naming style of Greek Oyster Saloons and Cafes in eastern Australia. The name Peter and Peters with and without an apostrophe, continued as part of the Greek Café scene from the inception of Peter Phacheas’, S.Peter & Co at Inverell in 1899 through many businesses including, Peters Café at the Roxy Theatre Bingara 1936.

Mrs Peters Refreshment Rooms at 128 Beaumont Street, Hamilton,
NSW, ...

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submitted by Arthur Tasso Velliss on 21.02.2011

Wee Waa, NSW

Dimitrios Megalakonomos, from Mylopotamos, in 1902 purchased the White Rose Cafe in Wee Waa, renamed Olympia Cafe in 1911after rebuilding due to fire.
In 1922 Andrew Comino, from Perlegianika, and his partner Andrew Megalokonomos from Mylopotamos, purchased the Olympia Cafe in Wee Waa (trading as Comino Bros).
In the 1950's to mid 1960's Comino Bros Cordials operatied from behind the Olympia Cafe in Wee Waa (refer Stories of Wee Waa by Ian Thompson printed in 2000, pg 193-200)
In ...

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submitted by O Kosmos on 13.11.2009

Life in Australia book launch. O Kosmos, Sydney article.

Hard working life in Australia pays off after 93 years.

Page 1, and 30, O Kosmos, Sydney, Friday 6th November, 2009.


Given the current heightened emotions surrounding migration to Australia it is refreshing to read an account of happily integrated arrivals to our shores.

Life in Australia, written in 1916, stressed that virtues ...

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 29.09.2009

The Genesis and History of the book - Life in Australia

Written by Hugh Gilchrist, and initially published in Australians and Greeks: Volume II. The Middle Years.

Ghilchrist section Epilogue.pdf

Hugh Gilchrist kindly gave permission for this background history of the book, Life in Australia, to be reproduced in the Epilogue of the 2009 facsimile reproduction of the book, which is now available for sale.

The facsimile ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 26.05.2009

Armidale A.H.E.P.A. 1934

Foregather At Armidale
Service at St. Peter’s Cathedral
A large number of members of the Australian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association from all parts of the North and North-west, and from as far south as Gosford met in conference at Armidale today. The members were, in many cases, accompanied by their wives and families and about 200 people were included in the party.
Prior to going into conference a full service, ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 09.04.2009

The film, Dall'Italia All'Australia (From Italy To Australia).

Rare footage of 1920s Melbourne has finally surfaced.

In 1924, the steamship Regina D'Italia set sail from the Italian port of Genoa. Its seven-week journey took it through the Mediterranean Sea to the Suez Canal, on to Sri Lanka and Australia.

*More than 100 Greek immigrants travelled on this ship - many of them Kytherians.

As was often the case in those days, a cameraman, Angelo Drovetti ...

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submitted by Peter Trearchis on 23.02.2008

Triarchis/Triarhi/Trearhis Families from Around the World

Here is what I have been able to gather on all Triarchis families (all variant spellings) from around the world. Anyone with information on any Triarchis family please contact me. Also any additional information, corrections, etc. would be great.
Peter Trearchis (age 17)
P.S. Please note some of this information came from the family tree of Theodora Boukouvalas here on this site. I have tried to contact her, but she has not responded to my emails.

Triarchis ...

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submitted by nadia bowler/spyridopoulou on 10.01.2008


I am tring to find everyone who is connected to Spyridpoulou who arrived in Australia between 1900 & 1940.If anyones can they please email me on thank you very much.

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 31.07.2007

Repatriate Kytherians

Repatriate Kytherians are those Kytherians who have emigrated to other countries principally to Australia and the USA returned to live in Kythera and Greece.


Spyridon Panayiotis PANARETOS(ΠΑΝΑΡΕΤΟΣ)
b 1877 Potamos
Arrived Australia 1895
Sydney,Moree, Inverell
Returned to Kythera c1905
Died 1964 Buried Potamos

Constantine Emmanuel Fardouly (ΦΑΡΔΟΥΛΗΣ)
b 10 Jan 1872 Potamos ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 27.06.2007

J. Comino 1866- Australia

The first Kytherian Emmanuel Kritharis is reported to have arrived in Australia as early as 1852.
Another possible Kytherian J. Comino (age 19) arrived at Port Phillip Melbourne Victoria in November 1866 on the ship Albion
Peter Makarthis
June 2007

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 18.06.2007

Diacopoulos 1901

A child Diacopoulos (Karavas) arrived on the French ship Ville de la Ciotat March 1901 in Australia.
This child aged eight(8) years arrived without parents represents the youngest Kytherian lone immigrant to Australia.

Peter McCarthy
Inverell Australia

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 17.06.2007


Smithopoulos (Σμιδοπουλος)
Aka Smith O’Poulos - Initials J.C (apologies to William McInnes the Australian actor)

Date of birth c1890
Place – small gold mining site now beyond a fading memory at the back of Bingara (?) NSW.

Smithopoulos is the offspring of an illegitimate liaison between a young wholesome lass by the name of Smith and a handsome transient Greek miner – perhaps both minors.

Like the paternal transient miner, ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 26.03.2007

Arrivals Sydney NSW 1931-32

Kytherian and Greek passengers during 1931-32 observed the final phase of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as they disembarked at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour in Sydney NSW.
1931-32 listed arrivals and ships:-
Mr G.C.Callakoudis (Oranto)27 Oct 1931
Mrs C Calocherinos (Oranto)31 Mar 1931
Mr J. Calocherinos (Oranto) 31 May 1931
Mr L. Conomos (Orama) 23 June 1931
Mr P. Critharis (Orama)23 June 1931
Mr C. Koutaris(Orsova)26 May ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 17.04.2012

Emmanuel Kritharis & the SS Great Britain

Emmanuel Crithary is listed as a passenger aboard the SS Great Britain on a voyage from Melbourne Victoria to Liverpool England in June 1870. A search of the passenger list suggests he was the lone Greek on the voyage.

Emmanuel Crithari (Kritharis) is noted on the arrival of unassisted immigrants on the SS Great Britain at Melbourne, in the Colony of Victoria Australia 21 February 1872.

His age is noted as 38 Years. He was accompanied by another Greek Demetrius Constantine ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 05.03.2007

George Miller, Happy Feet cartoon.

By reknowned cartoonist Rocco Fazzari.

happy feets.pdf

The cartoon accompanied the following article:

Author: Anthony Stavrinos

Publisher: Fairfax

Publication: Sun Herald , Page 53 (Sun 21 Jan 2007)


From dancing penguins to singing pigs, this Greek-Australian is a colourful storyteller. But, ...

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submitted by Pneuma Website on 28.11.2006

Document in which EVERY English word has a Greek derivation.

Οι λόγοι του Ζολώτα στην "αγγλική"

Στη σελίδα αυτή παρατίθενται οι εκπληκτικά ευρηματικοί λόγοι που εκφώνησε ο καθηγητής πανεπιστημίου, ακαδημαϊκός και πρώην πρωθυπουργός Ξενοφών Ζολώτας το 1957.
Σε αυτούς, μολονότι το κείμενο είναι γραμμένο στην αγγλική γλώσσα, ...

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 24.08.2006

Kythera Survey October 2004

In 2004 the website team in colaboration with Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou who is a research fellow at the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens. Below are the results of the more than 100 responses we had to the survey.


Note: For some questions the participant could choose more than one option, that is why some tallies exceed 100%. And some tallies are under 100% because the question was not applicable ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 16.08.2006

Abbreviations for States in the United States of America.

As Kytherians from around the world slowly and inexorably make contact with their cousins in the United States of America, they sometimes have trouble deciphering the meaning of IL GA & CT; all abreviations of states of America.

The following list may prove very helpful.

AL Alabama
AK Alaska
AZ Arizona
AR Arkansas
CA ...