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submitted by Greek-Australian Cafe Culture on 03.01.2012

The mango tree, 1974

After the pictures on Saturday nights the town made for Comino’s to eat mud-crabs that turned brick red when boiled or grilled trumpeter or steaks heaped with onions while Georgi, his coat off and gold watch-chain hung with medallions across his waistcoat, his thin hair plastered in strands across his polished skull, moved among the tables, laughing and shouting orders, while Momma, only five feet one inch high and almost as wide, and strapped in corsets that lifted her large breasts under her ...

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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 20.12.2011

Australia to New Zealand by Kayak

On November 13 2007 James Castrission, Justin Jones, and Lot 41 departed Forster, Australia. 62 days later they arrived in New Plymouth New Zealand.

They had kayaked 3318km, braved 10 metre swells, faced howling winds of over 50 knots, endured severe food and sleep deprivation, wasting muscles and adverse winds and currents to become the first kayak expedition across the tasman sea as well ...

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submitted by Australian Financial Review on 06.12.2011

The tragedy and the trilogy

Australian Financial Review.

December EDITION, 2011

p. 32

Brook Turner

Brothers-in-arms. George Miller (right) with his business partner and collaborator Doug Mitchell

It’s a measure of George Miller’s pulling power that his long-time studio Warner Bros has not only persevered with Mad Max 4: Fury Road, but pumped additional millions into ...

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submitted by Australian Financial Review on 06.12.2011

George Miller’s new script

Australian Financial Review.

December EDITION, 2011

pp. 1 & 28-34

Brook Turner

Dr D studios at Sydney’s CarriageWorks, Redfern, Sydney. Photo by Nic Walker

Millers Crossing

Four years after reaching the pinnacle of his pfofession, George Miller has embarked on a whole new game.

As ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 25.11.2011

Lafcadio Hearn and Haiku


Cor van den Heuvel

Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Santa Maura, originally called Leucadia, in 1850, to an Irish surgeon in the British army and a woman of Maltese ancestry. He and his mother moved to Dublin in 1852 to be with his Irish relatives. His mother went back to Greece two years later leaving Lafcadio in Ireland with a great aunt who sent him to a Catholic school in France in 1862 and the following year to one in England. While there he had ...

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submitted by Sydney Morning Herald on 20.11.2011

George Miller and the value of patience

Garry Maddox

Sydney Morning Herald

November 17, 2011

Photograph: George Miller and Lovelace from Happy Feet

He has been shooting films since Mad Max burst onto the screen more than 30 years ago but George Miller says he is still learning.

"The big thing about animation is you learn much more forensically so much about filmmaking ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 27.10.2011

Lafcadio Hearn at the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC)

Unknown Hellenism Cycle
November 3 2011,
Main Stage

The event is part of the "Cycle" at the OCC

The Hellenic Plan at OCC An event dedicated to the work and unique life of Lafcadio Hearn, the 19th-century writer who, born on Lefkada to a Greek mother and an Irish father, would eventually settle down in Japan, earning a place ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 12.10.2011

Insight into Kytherian-Irish-American who introduced Japan to the world

Photograph: Lafcadio Hearn and his wife Setsuko (or Setsu), in Kobe, with their first child, Kazuo, in 1895

Irish Times, Weds, October 12th, 2011

JOHN MORAN in New York

NEW YORK’s Japanese community turned out in force at the Nippon Club in Manhattan last week for a lecture on the Greek-born Irish-American writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn which was delivered by his great ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 25.10.2011

The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn in New York

Book and Art Exhibition

By Mel Fabrikant

The Paramus Post, Tuesday, September 13, 2011.


The Planning Committee for The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn in New York / Matsue CityCo-organizer:
The Nippon Club
Sponsored by New York Shimane Kenjin-Kai , HANKYU HANSHIN EXPRESS Co., Ltd. , The San-in Godo Bank, Ltd. New York Representative OfficeSupported by J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and ...

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submitted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 14.09.2011

Roger Pulvers discusses Kytherian-Japanese author Lafacdio Hearn

Phillip Adams, on Late Night Live (16th August, 2011), coducted an interview with Roger Pulvers.

During the first part of the interview Roger Pulvers provided an update on how the Japanese are coping with life, four months after being hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

In the second half of the interview Pulvers discusses the life and influence of Kytherian-Japanese author Lafacdio Hearn.

Listen to the interview here:

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.09.2011

Writer Lafcadio Hearn Never Forgot His Greek Heritage or Culture

From suite

• May 29, 2011

• Kathy Warnes

Lafcadio Hearn 18x12x11" Cast Bronze (Ed. of 9)
The Kenny Gallery

Lafcadio Hearn lost his mother as a child and led an erratic writer's life, but he finally found his roots in a combination of Japanese and Greek culture.

"It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern thinkers that mankind ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.09.2011

A journey inside the mind of Lafcadio Hearn

The Japan Times

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010


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 that Hearn wrote his famous "Glimpses ...

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 10.09.2011

Article from "Ta Nea online" about Lafcadio Hearn

reknowned Japanese Kytherian author. (In Greek).

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 23.08.2011

Working Lunch. With Napoleon Perdis.

Culture magazine

When you have a name like ‘Napoleon’, people never forget you. So perhaps it was fate that this exuberant man was bestowed such a title by his parents, considering his incredible journey to become one of Australia’s leaders in the business of beauty. Napoleon Perdis’ remarkable personality combined with his inexhaustible energy are key to his success, and in a similar ...

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submitted by Good Weekend Magazine on 23.08.2011

The Getting of Wisdom. Lessons learnt from life.

Good Weekend Magazine. 20th August, 2011. page 46.

Interview by Donna Walker-Mitchell.


the cosmetics king, 41, tells what he knows about...

His mum

Mum is my original muse. She’s nearly 70 and came from the island of Kythera, Greece. She would wear make-up, her dresses were custom-made and every season she would take us ...

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submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 28.06.2011

Local Author Writes Again.....

Photograph: Ruby Brown Feros signing copies of George: his passion, at the Byron Bay book lauch, May 20th, 2011. Rene Feros, in the foreground.

Chris Plowman's APRIL Newsletter

Page 2. Issue 173, April 2011

Ruby M Brown has been one of my customers for many years. Ruby was one of my clients when I had the pharmacy at 140 Auburn Street. In more recent times Ruby has been a keen user of ...

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submitted by Kytherian Newsflash on 28.06.2011

The ragamuffin who founded multimillion-dollar aged care empire

Photograph: The beautifully appointed Feros Care facility, at Bangalow, northern, NSW.

Northern Star

28th May 20th

Jennie Dell

Contact Jennie, by email

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submitted by Kytherian Newsflash on 28.06.2011

George Feros book tells of Byron Bays past history

Photograph: Member for Richmond, Justine Elliot, with Ruby M Feros at the book launch. Friday 20th May, 2011.

Byron Shire Echo.

Another piece of local history has been published – author Ruby M Feros, daughter of George Feros, has just penned a book about her father, entitled George: his passion.

George was a well regarded identity who worked tirelessly ...

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submitted by Kytherian Newsflash on 28.06.2011

Life with George a time of laughter and tears

Photograph: Ruby Feros with an old Byron Bay schoolmate Col Hadwell at a dinner held after the launch of her book, George: his passion, at Feros Care, Byron Bay, NSW, 20th May, 2011.

By Gary Chigwidden

Byron Shire News, May 26, 2011. page 4.

A time of laughter and tears. That's how Ruby Feros described life with her father George, an eccentric trailblazer who spent 25 years raising funds ...

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submitted by Angelos Grammenos on 08.06.2011

The other life of Vasils Kailas. Η άλλη ζωή του Βασίλη Καΐλα

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Εμεινε στην ιστορία ως το παιδί-θαύμα του ελληνικού κινηματογράφου. Και όσο και αν άλλαξε, παραμένει ακόμη ένα άδολο «παιδί» ...