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Georgios S. Sotiropoulos

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When scarcely twenty two years old, Mr. G.S. Sotiropoulos, who comes from Akrata, near Aigialeia, bought a shop in the small country town of The Rock, in New South Wales, after two years of continuous work in Australia.

Mr. Sotiropoulos is guided by straightforward principles and sincere feelings, which, linked with his natural ability, will quickly take him to a position ...

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Konstantinos Ant. Kanellis and Vretos Vas. Kritharis

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Two extremely young Greek shopkeepers have been established since 1913 in the small country town of Stroud, in New South Wales, which lies a few miles distant by motor transport from the railway station of the same name. Young in age and small in size, Mr. Kanellis, 22, who comes from Athens, and Mr. Kritharis, 19, arrived in Australia two years ago. After working unceasingly and exercising strong ...

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Dimitrios A. Megalooikonomos

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The establishment of Mr. Dimitrios A. Megaloïkonomos, in small and attractive
country town of Wee Waa, in New South
Wales, is the sole outlet for nearly every type of goods. Mr. Megaloïkonomos comes from Mylopotamos, on Kythera.

Mr. Megaloïkonomos is a plain Kytherian, but is very clever and never rests. He opened his shop in the middle of 1912. ...

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Panayiotis Sp. Karkantzis

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Mr. Panayiotis Sp. Karkanztis, who hails from Tegea, in Arcadia, came to Australia in 1893, together with his younger brother, Dimitrios. Starting work promptly, they gathered a small amount of capital, which they invested in a business. This was followed by another business and they now own a most attractive establishment in Mullumbimby, in New South Wales. It is admitted by all that ...

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Panayiotis Geor. Panopoulos or Soulos

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A child of truth, full of ideals and noble sentiments, Mr. G. Panopoulos (or Soulos)hails from Tegea, in Arcadia.

Aiming at betterment since childhood, Mr. Panopoulos moved to America and thence to Australia. Here, alongside his brother, Konstantinos, his splendid and brilliant future was created.

Mr. Panopoulos is also one of the most important ...

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submitted by Katherine Alfieris-Stathis on 27.10.2011

Kytherian-American Immigrants

“KYTHERIAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES
IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES”

A Presentation to the Kytherian Conference
Kythera, September, 2001

Delivered by

Dr. John Mavromatis, Coordinator of Greek Language Teaching, Greek Consulate, San Francisco, California

Dr. Theodore Sougiannis. University of Illinois, Athens Laboratory of Business (ALBA)

Translated from Greek to English by Panagiotis Coukoulis, Long ...

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The Anglo-American Company

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The Anglo-American Company was established around the end of 1913 in Sydney. It is one of the largest such Greek companies in Australia and owns five splendid and profitable establishments. The founders and owners of the company are Messrs. the Panopoulos or Soulos brothers, from Tegea, in Arcadia, and Antonios Iliopoulos or Loizos. Over a period of two years, the company has made extremely ...

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Antonios Dim. Iliopoulos

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Endowed with all the natural talents required to better himself, Mr. Antonios D. Iliopoulos, who is twenty two and who hails from Kythera, came to Australia in 1910. While still very young, he moved to Athens, where he worked for about two years, before moving to America. Moving thence to Australia, he began to engage in commercial activity, from which he has derived very satisfactory profits. ...

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Nikolaos P. Karydis

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The establishment belonging to Mr. Nikolaos Karydis, who comes from Phalaisia, in Arcadia, stands in the most central of locations in Sydney. The business is the creation, on the one hand, of persistence and patience, and of honesty and economies, on the other.

Mr. Karydis came from Athens to Australia in 1910. During the time that he worked alongside his fellow ...

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Nikolaos Dim. Katsoulis and Panayiotis I. Veneris

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Of the two brothers, Antonios came to Australia in 1899 and Georgios in 1903. Both of them settled in West Maitland in 1910, thanks to their purchase of the two establishments mentioned above. These two establishments are among the best and most profitable of their kind in Maitland.


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John Drakos. Cobar, NSW. Death Certificate. 1956.

When I asked one of the attendants at the Cobar Heritage Museum, Cobar, about Greeks who may have lived in Cobar in the past; she provided me with two death certificates that she had on file. The first of these was for Panigota Drakos (nee, Sourry), 1946. [See previous entry].
The second was that of her husband, John Drakos, 1956. [See entry below].

Her children, Argero and Helen were aged 29 and 22 respectively in 1956.
If they are still alive in 2005, they would now ...

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Panagiota Drakos (nee, Sourry). Cobar, NSW. Death Certificate. 1946.

When I asked one of the attendants at the Cobar Heritage Museum, Cobar, about Greeks who may have lived in Cobar in the past; she provided me with two death certificates that she had on file. The first of these was for Panigota Drakos (nee, Sourry), 1946.
The second was that of her husband, John Drakos, 1956. [See the next entry].

Her children, Argero and Helen were aged 18 and 11 respectively in 1946.
If they are still alive in 2005, they would now be 77 and 70 respectively.

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The brothers Antonios and Georgios Emm. Kalopaidis

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Messrs. the brothers Antonios and Georgios Kalopaidis, sons of Emmanouil, who come from Potamos, on Kythera, possess two shops, a pastry shop and a restaurant, in the country town of West Maitland, in New South Wales.

Of the two brothers, Antonios came to Australia in 1899 and Georgios in 1903. Both of them settled in West Maitland in 1910, thanks to their purchase ...

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Spyridon Theod. Kritharis

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Mr. Spyridon Theod. Kritharis, who is extremely polished in his ways, is 24 years old and hails from Potamos, on Kythera. Mr. Kritharis came to Australia in 1913.

In the same year, he purchased a shop in the small country town of Murrarandi, in New South Wales. The shop stands in the centre of the town, which is linked by rail to Sydney.


This ...

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Ioannis Sp. Morphesis

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Noted for his hospitality and diligence, Mr. Ioannis Morphesis, who is twenty four and who hails from Vathy, on Ithaki, came to Australia in 1908.

After a period of continuous and persistent work for two whole years, he purchased a shop in the country town of Lithgow, in New South Wales. He now manages this with great skill and care. He enjoys all the good things that ...

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Xenophon N. Karandreou

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Mr. Xenophon N. Karandreou, who comes from Samos and who arrived in Australia about seven years ago, is 26 years old. Thanks to his economies and to his native ability, he succeeded, at the beginning of 1914, in opening a shop in the
small country town of Barmedman, in New South Wales. Barmedman lies west of Sydney and is linked to it by rail.


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Nikolaos G. Kalokairinos

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The small New South Wales country town of Walgett lies northwest of Sydney. Here resides Mr. Nikolaos G. Kalokairinos, who hails from Kythera. After a lengthy sojourn in Athens, he came to Australia in 1905, being but only 18 years old. Within a short time of his arrival, he was successfully set up and in a partnership with his cousin, Mr. Petros N. Kaligeros. Mr. Kalokairinos is extremely ...

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Ioannis Ap. Moulos

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Coming from Kousounaria, on Kythera, Mr. I. A. Moulos came to Australia in 1908. In 1911, in partnership with his younger brother, who came to Australia after him, he bought a lucrative shop in the country town of Singleton, in New South Wales. Thanks to their unity and to their commercial acumen, they have raised their business to a very gratifying level. Furthermore, they always eagerly ...

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Stylianos Andronikos, son of Fr. Theodoros Andronikos

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One lucrative shop in the country town of Muswellbrook, in New South Wales, and another in Lismore, also in New South Wales, belong to the Andronikos brothers, sons of Fr. Theodoros Andronikos, and to their brother-in-law, who is married to their sister, Mr. Panayiotis Kominos.

The Andronikos brothers and their brother-in-law all hail form Kythera and belong to the ranks ...

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Emmanouil Vas. Zervos

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At 12 Melbourne St., one of the most attractive and central streets of the great city of Brisbane, stands the establishment of Mr. Emmanouil Zervos. Mr. Zervos, who comes from Mylopotamos, on Kythera and who is now 30 years old, opened his shop four years ago. He came to Australia 13 years ago. There, after many deprivations, hard work and great persistence, he succeeded in opening his ...