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submitted by O Kosmos on 20.11.2005

George C Poulos. The man behind the Flag.

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O Kosmos,
Young World
Editor, Joan Messaris
Tuesday 25 August 1998.
Cover Page, and page 19/5


When Constantine and Evangelia Tzortzopoulos were growing up in the Kytherian village of Karavas, never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined that they would become husband and wife, migrate to Australia, and that their son George (born and raised in Gilgandra NSW, ...

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submitted by Gilgandra Weekly on 18.11.2005

Gilgandra Cut Price to continue trading.

Gilgandra Weekly, 19th January, 1983.

Following a period of uncertainty over the future of the store Gilgandra Cut Price is to continue trading.

Principals of the store David and Stella Aird and Mrs Chris Kelly told the “Weekly” this week that cut price has been in receivership for the past 2½ years, but finance was obtained just prior to Christmas, and the family feels that, with hard work and the support of the residents of Gilgandra and and District, they ...

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submitted by Gilgandra Weekly on 18.11.2005

ABC Cafe closes. The end of an era at Gilgandra.

Gilgandra Weekly, 1974.

"I am proud to say that during the 44 years I have been in the cafe, not one local person, young or old, has ever been rude to me."

The speaker is Mrs Chris Kelly, who has operatcd the ABC Cafe at Gigandra since 1934.

In a few weeks the cafe will close its doors for the last time.

The premises wi1l he remodelled and wilI open again as a a Cut Price Food Market operated by Mrs Kelly, her son Theo, ...

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submitted by Gilgandra Weekly on 18.11.2005

Mrs Chris Kelly. Chris's 50 Years in Gilgandra.

Gilgandra Weekly, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1984.

On October 14, 1934 a 22 year old Greek woman arrived in Gilgandra to work for her brother in the A.B.C. cafe.

Mrs Chris Kelly, then Miss Chris Poulos, had absolutely no knowledge of the language or the customs of this new country.

Mrs Kelly was born on the Greek island of Kythera, and she arrived in Sydney on October 4, before continuing her journey to Gilgandra.

The building in which ...

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submitted by Gilgandra Weekly on 07.12.2006

Paul Kelly. Obituary.

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Gilgandra Weekly, Wednesday, 12th May, 1971, page 9.

[Paul Kelly (Yiannakellis) was a towering presence in the town of Gilgandra, NSW. He married Kytherian Chrysanthe Georgopoulos (Pronounced Yeoryopoulos, called Poulos) in 1939. His impact on Kytherians and Kytherian affairs was immense - Administrator.]

Mr. Paul Kelly passed away suddenly on Monday May 3 ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 10.05.2006

Ollie Con(standinou) (Tzortzo)Poulos. Searching for baby Ollie. My little sister.

There is a very famous saying by Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw which goes - "If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance".

What it means is - don't hide your skeletons in the cupboard - let them out - make them dance - turn so called negatives into positives - delight in them - transcend the anxiety and fear associated with them.

[Shaw's quote was used by the Casimaty family (Tasmania) to begin their comprehensive 200 page family ...

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submitted by Chris Coroneos on 12.11.2005

History of “Koroneos”

The origins of the name “Koroneos” stem from the ancient city of “KORONEIA” of Viotias, which is, located about 100 kilometres north of Athens. The city was founded in 550 BC by King ATHAMANTA who named it “KORONEIA” in honour of his adopted son “Koroneos”. The first issue of currency displayed the shield of Viotias and the letter “K”. In issues to follow, currency also displayed the bust of a mermaid and the letters “KORO”. The inhabitants of this city were called in ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 16.10.2005

Nikos Kavvadias. Radio operator on the SS Cyrenia, (Kryenia).

Being an adminstrator at kythera-family, can be a priveleged position.

Often interesting correspondence flows into your email box from around the world.

One such email arrived on Oct 1, 2005, from Ioannis Mavridis a journalist/producer at the Greek State channel ERT.

He is involved in researching the life of Greek poet Nikos Kavvadias. Kavvadias was a radio operator on the SS Cyrenia, (Kryenia).

I could find no reference to Nikos ...

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submitted by Betty Summers (nee, Notaras) on 14.10.2005

Brinos Notaras. The Timber King.

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Brinos Notaras with a stack of blackbutt boards air-drying

Blackbutt, or Eucalyptus pilularis, has been one of the mainstays of the New South Wales timber industry for more than a century. Howard Spencer talks to north coast sawmillers Spiro and Brinos Notaras about the quality and various uses of this native timber.

Growing up to a height of 45 metres with a diameter ...

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submitted by Helen Tzortzopoulos on 08.10.2005

Kytherian Events. September 2005.

Events on Kythera.

From the Kytheraismos Newspaper,
www.kyheraismos.gr
info@kytheraismos.gr
published, and distributed throughout the world monthly,

Main News, in English

By Helen Tzortzopoulos


Back from your summer holidays? If so, you will be greeted with “Kalo Himona” (have a good winter) even though it still ...

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submitted by John COMINO on 30.09.2005

KYTHERIAN IDENTITY

Paper delivered by

JOHN COMINO
Dip Law (SAB), Notary Public

to the

1ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF KYTHERAISMOS

Kythera, Greece
September 24-26, 2004


“Η πατριδα ενος ανθρωπου ειναι εκει
που ευδοκιμει και πλουτιςει"
........................Aριστοφανης, 388 π.χ.


KYTHERIAN IDENTITY

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submitted by Coo-ee Calls on 15.09.2005

Memories of the 1955 Gilgandra Flood caught on film.

Written by, Robyn Walton

Coo-ee Calls. Number 81. February, 2005.

Coo-ee Calls is a magazine that has circulated in Gilgandra since the 1990's.

Coo-ee is a call used in the bush to find another person. From Dharuk language guu-wi "come here". To be "within cooee" is to be within hearing range; within easy reach; nearby; close to finishing a project "or aim" or goal.

Coo-ee was made famous, when ...

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submitted by Coo-ee Calls on 15.09.2005

Gilgandra's Big Flood. 1955.

Written by, Robyn Walton

Coo-ee Calls. Number 68. October, 2003.

Coo-ee Calls is a magazine that has circulated in Gilgandra since the 1990's.

Coo-ee is a call used in the bush to find another person. From Dharuk language guu-wi "come here". To be "within cooee" is to be within hearing range; within easy reach; nearby; close to finishing a project "or aim" or goal.

Coo-ee was made famous, when ...

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submitted by Helen Tzortzopoulos on 27.08.2005

Kytherian Events. July 2005.

Events on Kythera.

From the Kytheraismos Newspaper,
www.kyheraismos.gr
info@kytheraismos.gr
published, and distributed throughout the world monthly,

Main News, in English

By Helen Tzortzopoulos

A Fork in the Mediterranean


It so happened that some days ago I found myself in Sydney for another brief visit to see family ...

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submitted by James Gavriles on 24.08.2005

Greek Operational Group Soldier Monument

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January 2003:
The sculptor and four of the surviving members of the Greek-American Operational Group, in the sculptor's studio.
L to R: Sculptor Andrew G. Saffas (seated), Andrew S. Mousalimas, Alex P. Phillips, Nicholas H. Cominos, and Angelo N. Lygizos


My friend Andy Saffas, a very great artist, who is married to a Kytherian lady Nikie Andronicos, has ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 01.09.2005

The Kytherian presence in the town of Gilgandra, NSW.

Gilgandra's Kytherian business history.

1910-2000


The Seven Ages of Man

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
Then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, ...

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submitted by Harry Levantis on 24.08.2005

Harry and Artemis Fardouly. Tingha and Inverell.

The story of my grandparents, my mothers parents (mother, Helen Fardouly) has been recounted by Inverell local historian, Elizabeth Wiedemann, in the book
Holding its own: The Inverell district since 1919 (1998) Published by the Inverell Shire Council (ISBN: 0646348558.

THE IMMIGRANTS: Harry And Artemis Fardouly

From Kythera to Tingha to Inverell


Modern customers eating their ice-cream sundaes on little glass dishes in Byron Street’s ...

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submitted by Gilgandra Weekly on 22.08.2005

Mrs Chris Kellys 90th Birthday

Mrs Crisannthe "Chris" Kelly, (nee, Georgopoulos) - (pronounced Yeoryopoulos) was born in Potamos, Kythera, on the 17th January 1910.


Local identity Mrs Chris Kelly was guest of honour at a 90th birthday after­noon tea held at the Gilgandra Bowling Club on Saturday January 15, 2000.

Over 350 people from Gilgandra and district, Dubbo, Sydney, Canberra and London were in attendance, and as mas­ter of ceremonies Bob Jackson said, “these were only some ...

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submitted by Coo-ee Calls on 16.09.2005

Chris Kelly, and the ABC Cafe. Gilgandra. NSW.

Written by, Robyn Walton

Coo-ee Calls. Number 12. May 1998.

Coo-ee Calls is a magazine that has circulated in Gilgandra since the 1990's.

Coo-ee is a call used in the bush to find another person. From Dharuk language guu-wi "come here". To be "within cooee" is to be within hearing range; within easy reach; nearby; close to finishing a project "or aim" or goal.

Coo-ee was made famous, when the ...

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submitted by Gilgandra Weekly on 20.08.2005

Chris Kelly and the ABC Cafe. Gilgandra.

Written by, Robyn Walton

Coo-ee Calls. Number 12. May 1998.

Coo-ee Calls is a magazine that has circulated in Gilgandra since the 1990's.

Remember the heady smell of steak and onions... .coffee and hot buttered toast... .all wafttng from from the open doorway of the ABC cafe?
Anyone who does remember the big old cafe in Miller Street would have fond memories and also great affection for the wisp of a woman ...