There is a history in all men's lives.
submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 30.11.2010
Story number 1:
Damian N Andronicus (Diamianos Andronikos) ……the last man standing…..
Damian N Andronicus, in his home, September, 2010
Life in Australia , written in 1916, was the first book published in the Greek language in Australia. It was also an important first chronicle of ...
submitted by O Kosmos on 14.12.2009
O Kosmos, NEWS IN ENGLISH FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2009 page 29
The magnificent book, Life in Australia, in both Greek and English editions, was launched at MacLaurin Hall, Sydney University, on Wednesday 9th December 2009.
It was a very well organized evening that reminded us once again how proud we should feel of our Greek ...
submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 14.12.2009
Sydney Morning Herald, December 9, 2009 page 10.
Photo by Jack Patty 's son, Manuel Patty
A newly reprinted book reveals the story of early Greek migrants in Australia, writes Anna Patty.
submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 11.11.2009
How the books were conceived, composited, designed, and printed
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The initial impetus arose out of collecting research material for the web-site www.kythera-family.net. It became very obvious to James Prineas, Angelo Notaras and George C Poulos, Administrators of the website that Life in Australia, (1916), was a seminal and important book in Greek-Australian history.
Angelo Notaras states in his article ...
submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 01.11.2009
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MacLaurin Hall, view from the South.
Venue for the launch of the recently published books, Life in Australia (1916) in GREEK, and Life in Australia (1916) in ENGLISH.
This is yet, another Kytherian World Heritage (mega) Event, conducted under the auspices of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund.
To download a superb 4-page brochure about ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 05.07.2009
Reprinted from the Montclarion Newspaper
July 3, 2009
By Martin Snapp
One of the most historic places in Oakland is the King's X, the first sports bar in the Bay Area. It was the birthplace of not one but two cultural icons: fantasy football, which started at the King's X in the early 60s, and trivia contests, which started at the King's X in 1970.
That's where I came in. I had graduated ...
submitted by Kytherian Publishing & Media on 02.06.2009
Dr Maria Hill asks why do Australian and Greek authorities ignore the significance of the Battle of Crete?
18 May 2009, Neos Kosmos
Dr Maria Hill
Buy the book, Diggers and Greeks
"The campaign on Crete lasted ten days and led to the capture of over 3,000 Australian soldiers, the death of over 6,000 civilians and the burning of Cretan villages ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 25.05.2009
Greeks Visit Armidale
Service in Peter’s Cathedral
Greek residents from the North, North Coast, the North West and as far south as Gosford, will attend a meeting of the newly formed Australian-Hellenic Education and Progressive Association at Armidale on Wednesday.
His Grace Archbishop Timotheos Evangelinidies, accompanied by three other members of the Greek clergy in Sydney will be present, and will conduct a service in St Peter’s ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 19.05.2009
Greeks Regina D’Italia 1924
The list of passengers who embarked at Port Said Egypt on the Regina D'Italia.
This list includes all nationalities. Some of the names included are those that survived the Smyrna 1922 incident
Passengers embarking Port Said arriving Fremantle WA 24 Sep 1924
AKSARLIS, Orestis to Melbourne
AMARAETE, Rierre to Sydney
ANDRAKIS, Alessandro to Fremantle
ANTOINE D, Platis to Adelaide
ANTONION, Demetrius to Melbourne,
submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 18.05.2009
Many Greeks and Kytherians were also on board the 'Re d'Italia'.
What follows is a review of the book In Search of Kings, Tony de Bolfo from the Australian Book Review, February 2003
Then a brief profile of Tony de Bolfo, and how he came to discover and relate the story of the voyage of the 'Re d'Italia'.
Visits Home: Migration Experiences ...
submitted by Hariklia Castrisos on 24.06.2008
Translated by Hariklia Castrisios
Towards the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th there lived on Kythera the priest Gregorios Logothetis, father of Basil Logothetis, who was the mayor of Fratsia after the union (enosis)(1). He served for approximately 30 years as rector of the Holy Church of St. Charalambos in Mylopotamos; during this period he wrote the chronicles which cover the years from 1780 to 1817. These Chronicles present us with a picture of public and private ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 23.06.2008
The first windmill on Kythera was built by Vretos Antonis Frilingos and completed on 6 September 1805. This event was recorded in the Kytherian Chronicle of Father Gregorios Logothetis the rector of the Holy Church of St Charalambos in Mylopotamos 1780 – 1817.
Parocco Pappa Grigorio Logoteti – b. 1753
is recorded at the Parish of San Soso in Milopotamo 1784, 1788.
Vretos Antonis Frilingo, wife Maria and daughter Ellena are recorded living at Chiperi ...
submitted by Jean Bingen on 20.03.2008
Below and in the included documents is my short story of a special Dutch tie to Kythira:
To cut short a long story:
Since 1962 I am a regular “visitor” at Kythera and known as Yannis, John or Zan, pending the period and the place I made new friends. In 1966 I met my future wife, Ina, from Holland, in Kato Livadi. Nearly every year afterwards we went to Kythira, also with our two kids who got to love the island as well. We stayed with friends or rented an apartment ...
submitted by Effy Alexakis And Leonard Janiszewski on 26.10.2007
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A major photographic social history exhibition Selling an American Dream: Australian’s Greek Café, will open in Chicago in 2007, and travel to Washington, D.C., and New York before touring Australia. The exhibition challenges existing notions of how Australian culture, particularly in regard to its food style, was Americanised. Historian Leonard Janiszewski and documentary photographer Effy Alexakis, the exhibit curators, ...
submitted by George Poulos on 12.10.2007
I recently spent 22 days in the USA, visiting various Kytherians and Hellenes in 5 States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, & California.
It has always intrigued me why the vast majority of Kytherians did not emigrate to the United States, given its proximity to Europe.
The answer appears to be that just as emigration from Greece was "ramping up", the United States introduced a number of laws which restricted the number and the source of immigrants ...
submitted by George Vardas on 30.05.2007
It was the winter of 1973 and it was my first trip to the island of Kythera. At once I was drawn to the intriguing history and architecture of this island and to the beautiful vistas of what was then a cold and wind-swept landscape. Although based in Livadi we ventured out to explore the island and one of the towns that stood out and which has always remained vivid in my mind was the village of Mitata in the verdant centre of the island. As the author Peter Prineas in his recent book, Katsehamos ...
submitted by Peter Makarthis on 18.05.2007
The Australia Café and Jim Boutieris
A Touch of Greece in Otho Street
The attrition of time has also taken its toll and little remains to mark many café sites of the past in Inverell. Jindabyne House (Williams & Son 1902), Byron Arcade (A.B.C. Tea Rooms 1904), Phoenix Chambers (S.Peter & Co1914), Grove House (Strand Café 1916) and The Regent Café site in Byron Street have been left standing that housed these businesses. The old Royal Hotel building on the corner ...
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 14.05.2007
The Greek Heritage Society of Southern California
FLOGA (ΦΛΟΓΑ) Project
FLOGA (ΦΛΟΓΑ) in Greek means FLAME, and signifies PASSING THE TORCH from generation to generation.
Concurrent with the production of the documentary series, the Greek Heritage Society's FLOGA Project is documenting the story of early Greek immigrants and highlighting the continuity of subsequent generations.
submitted by Bingara Advocate on 04.05.2007
...and, the book by Peter Prineas, Katsehamos and the Great Idea. Held on the 15th April, 2007, at the Cyprus Club, West End, Brisbane, Australia.
Sandy McNaughton, Manager of the Roxy Theatre, Bingara, had given a talk at the launch, about the Kytherian involvement in the town, the restoration of the Roxy, the purchase of "Kytherian shop fittings" from Inverell (Fardoulys) by the Council, a proposal to purchase the freehold, & finance, and operate ...
submitted by Hellenic World on 03.05.2007
To view/download a .ppt pn the Greeks military contribution to World War 2:
Greeks In WWII.pps
on a clear day from the lower half of the island you can see one of our neighbours.. CRETE ...in...
If you're interested in books on Kythera here is the updated Book/CD/DVD order form from the Kytherian World Heritage Fund....
wonderful old byzantine church near the village of zaglanikianika with potamos in the background ...
in its time aroniathika was a very large village, noth of the island near potamos, walk through this lovely classical...
About 5 minutes into the program Ada Margariti, who is an Attorney at Law, speaks about how she came to...
Interviewed during his visit to Australia, 2013.
August 17, 2010
103.2 HOPE - radio station
You’ve heard of PhDs in science, medicine and education but have you...
Brisbane kytherians at paliochora excursion ..exploring the wonderful site and seeing all the churches .. this one is called ' e...
Gorgeous Ruby! Ruby's father was Evangelo Megaloconomos born 7 September 1891, died 29 January 1983
Ruby was born 16 September...
10.05.2020 (Message Board)
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