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submitted by Gilgandra Historical Society on 27.12.2005

The original Gilgandra Telephone Exchange, with numerous "antique" telephone handsets.

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Gilgandra Rural Museum contains an extraordinary array of realia from Gilgandra's past.

[Gilgandra is known as the town of windmills - probably having more windmills per head of population than any other town in Australia. Hence the massive windmill at the front of the Rural Museum.]

Not to be confused with the The Coo-ee Heritage Centre, which is located adjacent to the Museum.

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submitted by Gilgandra Historical Society on 27.12.2005

Wide collection of realia inside the Gilgandra Rural Museum.

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Gilgandra Rural Museum contains an extraordinary array of realia from Gilgandra's past.

[Gilgandra is known as the town of windmills - probably having more windmills per head of population than any other town in Australia. Hence the massive windmill at the front of the Rural Museum.]

Not to be confused with the The Coo-ee Heritage Centre, which is located adjacent to the Museum.

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submitted by Gilgandra Historical Society on 29.12.2005

Gilgandra Rural Museum, Dubbo Road, Gilgandra.

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Gilgandra Rural Museum contains an extraordinary array of realia from Gilgandra's past.

[Gilgandra is known as the town of windmills - probably having more windmills per head of population than any other town in Australia. Hence the massive windmill at the front of the Rural Museum.]

Not to be confused with the The Coo-ee Heritage Centre, which is located adjacent ...

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submitted by Dean Coroneos on 19.08.2005

Floods of 1955.

Occurred over a large area of central New South Wales, devastating many Kytherian families and businesses.

What was your experience of the 1955 floods?


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Rainfall isohyets (in mm) for the “Maitland flood” event of February 1955.

Hunter Valley, February 1955

The Hunter Valley floods of late February 1955 have, in many people’s minds, come to symbolise flooding ...

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submitted by Peter Bouras on 15.08.2005

History of Cominos House. Arts and Environment Centre.

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From:

http://cwpp.slq.qld.gov.au/cominos/removal.htm

http://cwpp.slq.qld.gov.au/cominos/history2.htm

Cultural Hub of Cairns

Donation of Cominos House

REMOVAL OF BUILDING TO PRESENT SITE 1988


"Cominos House", built in the late 1880’s, was under threat of demolition when its site on the corner of Abbott (104 Abbott St.) and Florence ...

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submitted by Jim Tzannes on 11.08.2005

Comino - Bulmer families. The Connection.

An extensive family tree beginning in the 19th century can be found at

http://users.tpg.com.au/battler/f37.htm

Husband: Nicolas Comino
Born: Abt 1874 - NSW or Overseas?
Christened:
Died: 1923 - Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Buried:

Marriage: 1894 - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Wife: Harriett Bulmer

Born: 1870 - Woodford Island, Maclean, NSW, Australia
Christened: ...

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submitted by Peter Trearchis on 10.08.2005

History/Genealogy of Panaretos/Trifillis Family 2

Here is the continuation of the descendants of Capt. Minas Panaretos and Fotini Melitas.

14. Eleni TREEFULL/TRIFLLIS. Born in Kythera, Greece. Eleni died in Kythera, Greece.
 
Eleni married Charlambos MELITAS.
 
They had the following children:
                        i. Kalliope (before 1918-)
                       ii. Ioannis (-2003) married Penelope and had a son Charalambos and daughter Eleni.

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submitted by Peter Trearchis on 10.08.2005

History and Genealogy of the Panaretos/ Trifillis Family

Here is now what we know on the descendants of a Captain Minas Panaretos and his wife Fotini Melitas. Additions, Corrections, Comments are welcome. Also anyone going to Kythera this month if you hear any of these names while you are there I would appreciate very much if someone could tell me. I know for a fact that there cousins of mine in Trifylianika Vasiliki (Trifillis) Gerakitis/Gerakites and her children, grandchildren, etc. Any info on them or on anyone else mentioned below would be an enormous ...

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submitted by Dimitri Kepreotes on 05.09.2005

Brief history of the 'Kepreotes' surname

THE HISTORY OF THE SURNAME ‘KEPREOTES’* ACCORDING TO THE BOOK BY EMM. P. KALLIGEROS ‘KYTHIRAIKA EPONYMA’
(ATHENS 2002, pp. 386-388)



This surname is not widespread in Kythera, although the small village of Kipriotianika, once known as Drimonari, owes its name to it.

The surname ‘Kepreotes’ belongs to the place-specific category of names and means one who is a descendant of Cyprus.

Deriving from a large island such as ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 02.06.2005

Petros Michelides

(Factory Proprietor)

Consul of All the Russias and
French Consular Agent in Western Australia



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


Mr. P. Michelides, Russian Consul and French Consular Agent in Western Australia, was born on Castellorizo, in 1882. Completing his primary education at his local school, he migrated at an extremely young age and settled, together with his family, ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 02.06.2005

Ioannis N. Kateris

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


Mr. I. N. Kateris, one of the most pleasant members of the Greek community of Melbourne, comes from Bathy, on Samos, and is a shopkeeper of excellent repute. He was born in the aforementioned island in 1881 and during his youth pursued various professions to ensure a living. In 1902, he decided to migrate to Australia. He settled initially in Sydney and thereafter in Karona, in New South ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 02.06.2005

Ioannis Kanellos or Linos

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


The unresting Mr. Ioannis Kanellos (or Linos), the business partner of Mr. Valsamis, is a similarly pleasant and charming personality. Born in 1890, in the Peiraeus, he early gave himself over to the business of realizing his pleasant dreams of establishing himself. The energy and ability that distinguishes this pleasant young man speedily brought about in him the inclination to migrate. ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 02.06.2005

Stamatios Ioannou Maroukis

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


In the Greek community of Melbourne, a large Samiot family includes among its members the well-known Mr. Stamatis I. Maroukis. Mr. Maroukis, who is famous for his commercial verve, was born on 20 October 1883 in Palaio Karlovasio, in Samos. He completed his preliminary studies at school in Neo Karlovasio. Having a particular affection for the nautical life, which was the profession of ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 02.06.2005

Apostolos Valsamis

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


Mr. Apostolos Valsamis is an extremely promising young man from Samos, who is to be numbered among the youngest and most sympathetic of Greek shopkeepers from Melbourne.

Born in 1891 in Palaio Karlovasio, on Samos, he was a brilliant school student. He gradually engaged in various forms of commercial activity in his birthplace. His tendency, however, for betterment ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 02.06.2005

Theodoros N. Politis

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


Mr. Politis is most charming and likeable. He hails from the village of Kontaraina, on the island of Lefkada, where he was born in 1881. He studied for a few years in the school in his village, before engaging, at an extremely early age, upon the path of one who fights to survive. He was taken on as an employee by traders who were acquaintances of his in Lefkada, where he lived for some ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 30.05.2005

Nikolaos Ioannou Kontoyiannis

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


Mr. N. I. Kontoyiannis, who is vice-president of the Greek Community of Melbourne, is certainly one of the most important personalities of the Greek Community there. He, too, springs from Samos, rich in splendid men, where he was born in 1875 in Palaio Karlovasio. Here, upon completion of his preliminary studies, at a very early age he addressed himself to the business of assuring himself ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 30.05.2005

Ioannis E. Alexandratos

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


To be numbered among the most charming members of the Greek community Melbourne, Mr. I. E. Alexandratos comes from Ithaki, rich in great men.

Born in Ithaki in 1881 and completing his preparatory studies in the Peiraeus, he gradually engaged in the professions of money-changer and bookseller, in which he particularly distinguished himself.

Being, ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 30.05.2005

Konstantinos G. Tsiros

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


Among the resourceful businessmen that the Greeks of Australia have to show, Mr. K G. Tsiros occupies a notable place. Mr. Tsiros comes from Sparta, in Lacedaemon, and has fared gloriously in trade in Brisbane, Queensland.

While still extremely young, he left his birthplace to move to America, where, full of determination and daring, he pursued the fulfillment of his ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 27.05.2005

Anastasios P. Kominos

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


In the small country town of Guyra, in New South Wales, one may meet the extremely young and very charming Mr. Anastasios P. Kominos, who is but 19 years old and who comes from Kythera. With the help of his uncle, he succeeded a short time ago in purchasing an establishment in Guyra, housed in buildings belonging to the Kodratos (or Theodorakakis) brothers.

The country ...

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submitted by Site Administrator on 27.05.2005

The brothers Vretos and Emmanouil Georg. Alfieri

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


The spread-out country town of Wellington, in New South Wales, lies northwest of Sydney and is linked to it by rail. The establishment of the Alifieris brothers, Vretos and Emmanouil, sons of Georgios, who hail from Potamos, on Kythera, is located here. They bought the shop in mid-1914.

Although they came to Australia but a short
time ago, they have nevertheless, ...