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Matty Lech (nee, Coroneos)

Statutory Declaration (Part 1) by Chris Coroneos (Christoforos Dimitriou Coroneos) Melasofaos in order to obtain Naturalisation Papers.

Dated: 18th December, 1924.

[The second part of this Declaration is featured as the next document].

Chris was born in Karavas, Kythera.

Chris's parents were Anna Kritharis, and Demetrios Melasofaos Koroneos.

Chris Coroneos (Christoforos Dimitriou Coroneos) Melasofaos married Melba Comino (Melpomeni Kosmas Kominos) in Goulburn, NSW, on the 3rd July, 1924. A photograph of the wedding party can be viewed at Photography Diaspora, subsection, Weddings and Proxenia. A copy of their wedding certificate can be viewed at History, subsection, Documents.

Soon after they moved to the small town of Gunning, in southern NSW.

They bought the Busy Bee Cafe. They worked hard in the Cafe from 1924 to the end of 1951, when they retired to Sydney because of Chris's ill-health.

They had six children, James, Charles, Annie, Matty, George and Peter.

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