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21159:People > Life Stories

submitted by Kiriaki Orfanos on 05.04.2013

Mr. Ioannis Hlentzos

Mr. Ioannis Hlentzos/Chlentzos

Mr. Ioannis Hlentzos was a chef who lived and worked for Theodore Mavrommattes in the New York Cafe, Nowra, until 1966. Prior to that he had worked for Theodore Pascalis and Ioannis Polyzois in the Spot Cafe in Wollongong. He was the son of George Chlentzos and Stamatiki Kyriakos Combis. His four siblings were Theodore, Vasiliki, Theano and Zoe Skiadas. I don’t have any other details about him at present, but if anyone reading this story can tell me ...

21132:People > Life Stories

submitted by John Sourrys on 27.03.2013

Greek and Kytherian fighting folklore

Did you ever hear of a Peter Potiri from Kythera? Here is a bit of folk lore. A Ron Cann from Hughenden had a rep as a fighter and he offered (to fight) Peter outside at the Grand Hotel. Everybody felt sorry for the poor Greek. They reckoned he was on a hiding to nothing. Peter however could fight. He was very quick with both his fists and his footwork. He gave Ron Cann a beating. The shearers used to treat Peter warily after that.

My father told the story of a Greek who came out ...

21023:People > Life Stories

submitted by Herbert River Express on 05.02.2013

Montana Lower has received national recognition for excellence in a range of fields

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Sky’s the limit for Montana

Download a copy of the Herbert River Express article here:

Montana Lower Full article.pdf

Former Ingham State High School student Montana Lower is still beaming after winning the school’s 2012 Caltex Best All Rounder Award, one of Australia’s most prestigious secondary school prizes.

20991:People > Life Stories

submitted by George N Leontsinis on 20.01.2013

Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor Manuel Aroney

Delivered at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand .

It is with great pleasure that I participate in the 11th Biennial Conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. I would like to express my thanks to the Conference organizing committee, and especially Professor Vrasidas Karalis, for inviting ...

20935:People > Life Stories

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 16.12.2012

Λευκάδιος Χερν – Ο ελληνοϊρλανδός συγγραφέας των τριών ηπείρων

Η Ευρώπη τον εγέννησε, η Ασία τον εδημιούργησε ως λογοτέχνη περιωπής και η Αμερική τον ανέδειξε


Levkathitika Nea

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From a photograph taken of Lafcadio Hearn, 1889

ΓΙΟΣ ΙΡΛΑΝΔΟΥ, ενός στρατιωτικού γιατρού που υπηρετούσε ...

20925:People > Life Stories

submitted by The Age, Melbourne on 14.12.2012

To Crete with love: a thank-you for bonds forged in war

The Age, Melbourne, December 14, 2012

Annabel Ross


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Leslie Manning, 99, meets Glenda Hume, the daughter of Aboriginal Digger Reg Saunders. The two men fought together in Crete. Photo: Joe Armao

''I'VE GOT a lot of kisses for this man,'' says Glenda Hume, planting another one on Leslie Manning's cheek. Ms Hume is the ...

20921:People > Life Stories

submitted by The Age, Melbourne on 09.12.2012

In the footsteps of our father

The Age, November 20, 2010

Mike Sweet

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"I wanted to ring that bell to let him know we're here." GLENDA HUMES, eldest living daughter of Reg Saunders.

Last month, the family of Australia's most celebrated Aboriginal soldier travelled to Greece to walk in his footsteps.

AS THE European ...

20920:People > Life Stories

submitted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 09.12.2012

The Battle of 42nd Street, Crete, and Captain Reg Saunders

The Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust, the Kytherian Association of Australia, and have fostered the work of Maria Hill and others in uncovering details about the Anzac campaign in Greece and Crete during WWII, particularly through Maria Hills exhaustive study - Diggers and Greeks. The extraordinary relationships that developed out of this encounter between Greeks and Australians have endured over two generations, and continue to be maintained.

This story of an ...

20881:People > Life Stories

submitted by The Japan Times on 21.11.2012

A journey inside the mind of Lafcadio Hearn

The Japan Times

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010


Special to The Japan Times

One hundred and twenty years ago, Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn first arrived in Japan; in Matsue, a provincial backwater in Shimane Prefecture, he became Koizumi Yakumo — his adopted Japanese name. Enamored with the city's ancient and enduring culture, he married into a local samurai family: No wonder, then, that it was in Matsue ...

20874:People > Life Stories

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 15.11.2012

Old Greek Fragments. An essay by Lafcadio Hearn

Title: Old Greek Fragments

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

The other day when we were reading some of the poems in "Ionica," I promised to speak in another short essay of Theocritus and his songs or idyls of Greek peasant life, but in speaking of him it will be well also to speak of others who equally illustrate the fact that everywhere there is truth and beauty for the mind that can see. I spoke last week about what I thought the highest possible kind of literary art might ...

20871:People > Life Stories

submitted by Gaye Hegeman on 14.11.2012

A recent email from Ted (Theodore) Panaretos, USA 5-11-12

Quiet day looking over some old Emails. My name is Theodore Panaretos, son of Minas Panaretos. My Grandfather, Theodore had children, Panagiotis, Alexandros, Minas, Aspacia, Maria, and Eleni. Granmother Anthe had lost a child upon leaving Smyrna during the Catastophe.
I recall at the age of 12 or 14 being with my Grandfather at his death. I was born in 1928. I recall that they had put vedouses on his back to try and help him. Did not work --he passed. I had looked at the chart and found a ...

20791:People > Life Stories

submitted by Sunday Telegraph on 01.11.2012

My mystery rash was a cancer

Sunday Telegraph 28th October, 2012

Page 26


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Breast cancer sufferer Patricia Samios is lucky to be alive after her GP and oncologist missed numerous chances to diagnose the deadly disease.

After noticing a rash on her left breast in January the 46-year-old visited her doctor a week later when her condition didn't improve.

"The doctor ...

20763:People > Life Stories

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 26.10.2012

Lafcadio Hearn's great-grandson Bon Koizumi visits New Orleans author's apartment

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Bon Koizumi poses with a portrait of his great-grandfather, Lafcadio Hearn. (Photo by Doug MacCash / The Times-Picayune. )

By Doug MacCash,
The Times-Picayune (Newspaper_ - Greater New Orleans
on October 19, 2012

Lafcadio Hearn’s great-grandson Bon Koizumi said that he was “moved” by his visit to the Cleveland ...

20715:People > Life Stories

submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 14.10.2012

Perivolaris, Anna (1888–1963)

In the time she lived in Sydney, Anna Perivolaris taught many Kytherian children - Ed

by John N. Yiannakis

Anna Perivolaris (c.1888-1963), schoolteacher, was born about 1888 on the island of Samos, Greece, daughter of Constantine Christodoulis, artist, and his wife Anthea, née Chrysakis. Anna arrived with her family at Port Said, Egypt, probably in 1903. There she married John Boreas in 1912; they were to have three children. In the same city in 1917, as a widow, ...

20703:People > Life Stories

submitted by Lafcadio Hearn Files on 03.10.2012

Article about the Kwaidan exhibition held in Japan

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Yet another tribute to Lafcadio Hearn.

As reported in an article in Yaizu.

The exhibition was organised by Takis Efstathiou.

20618:People > Life Stories

submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 24.07.2012

Paul Theodore

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Confucius

This one particular journey started for a young Kytherian boy Paul Theodore when he stepped on board a plane bound for Australia. The world war one twin engine bomber had been converted into a handy passenger plane, and had the capacity to hold approximately nineteen people including pilots.

With nothing but the clothes on his back and a bag ...

20486:People > Life Stories

submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 23.06.2012

Queen honours notable Greek Australians

A high profile jeweller, a property developer and a doctor are just some of the Greek Australians who have been awarded with the Queen's Honours

Neos Kosmos 20 June 2012


A high profile jeweller, a property developer and a doctor are just some of the Greek Australians who have been awarded with the Queen's Honours.

Six Greek Australians have been awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Awards which are given every ...

20471:People > Life Stories

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 20.06.2012

Life Story of Diana (Diamantoula) Rudkin (nee Lianos)

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Diana Rudkin, (nee) Lianos in c. 1950.

Photograph, below. The Lianos sisters.
Standing: Stella and Coralia. Seated: Theodora, Diana, and Aspacia
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Diana (christened Diamantoula), was born in Sydney on the 4th August 1920,the youngest of five sisters and second youngest of the eleven children of George and Agapi Lianos from Kythera.

As ...

20461:People > Life Stories

submitted by Vasilia Uhrweiss (nee Margetis) on 19.06.2012

The Lianos Comino Odyssey

My Grandparents were Agapi and George Lianos from Kythera,Greece. Papou was born on the 9th June1873 in the village of Liananika to Emmanuel and Relia, farm owners. He was the only son and had four sisters, Irene, Kerani, Marigo and Stavroula. Agapi's birth date was in 1867.

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George and Agapi in c. 1900.

He worked on the farm with his parents and at the age of twenty four married Agapi the seventeen year old ...

20446:People > Life Stories

submitted by Alfa Greek Australian Magazine on 17.06.2012

A modern day odyssey one step at a time

By Marcus Megalokonomos

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If there is any truth in the saying that ‘we live in deeds, not years’ then the other day I met two young men who must be nearly as old as their predecessor in adventure, Homer’s Odysseus.

James Castrission a Greek-Australian and his partner in adventure ...