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It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins (1968-)

This is where people of Kytherian decent who have contributed to their community in an extraordinary way will be featured. They need not be "famous" is the usual sense of the world, simply extraordinary.

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submitted by Angelos Grammenos on 15.06.2011

Vasilis Kailas

Child prodigy of Greek cinema and theatre was born of Kytherian parents (from Mitata) in Athens, on June 16, 1953. He began his career is movies at a very young age, appearing in 1957 in the film The Last Lie. He very soon established a distinctive record as a young supporting actor. He also played lead roles in films such as Mary Plyta Loustrakos’, Salesman.

Watch cinema performances of Vasili as a child ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 18.05.2011

Panayoitis & Theophanis Leousi

The Brothers Leousi and The Sydney Musical Society.
“ The brothers, Panayoitis and Theophanis G. Leousi, distinguished for the melody of their voices, are the first to have formed a musical group in Sydney.” – Life in Australia 1916 p171
Two photographs from the collection of ‘Beatty’ Calliope Psaros-nee Phacheas - show the cast of a production performed by this musical group c 1922 in Sydney.
Panayoitis and Theophanis Leousi, arrived in Australia c 1910 from Athens, ...

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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 16.04.2011

Simoni Zafiropoulou

Was born in Athens, and continues to live in Athens. She is the widow of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor, Edwin Kuh. (More about Edwin Kuh, at the end of this brief biography of Simoni).

In 2006 she adopted, the then 7 year old, Katya.

From 2004 she has maintained the position of Honorary ...

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submitted by Gwydir Shire Council on 27.03.2011

Sandy McNaughton

Sandy McNaughton is one of the great Philokytherians and Philohellene's.

Her endeavours in helping refurbish and establish the Roxy Cinema, Roxy Cafe and Roxy Museum at Bingara, in northwestern New South Wales, has been extraordinary.

The establishment of these Hellenic "sacred sites" in Bingara will have deep and long-lasting effects, not only in Australia, but throughout the Hellenic world.

You can ...

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submitted by George Crethar on 19.03.2011



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submitted by Kytherian Biographies Project on 14.03.2011

Leonard (Len) George Notaras

AM 2003. LL.BA (Hons), BMed, MHA, DipComm (Newcastle), AFCHSE, MA (Military History);

Son of George and Mary-Theresa Notaras, born May 29, 1951, Educated at Marist Brothers, Newcastle. Married to Robyn Cahill.

Executive Director, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre 2009-current.

General Manager Royal Darwin Hospital 2007-2009; Northern Territory Principal Medical Consultant, ...

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submitted by James Gavriles on 23.06.2010

Dr. Joseph Stratigos

Joseph S. Stratigos M.D.
Aug. 31, 1922 - June 19, 2010
SOUTH BEND - Joseph Spyridon Stratigos, M.D., 87, of Notre Dame, IN, and Naples, FL, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, in the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, surrounded by his family. He was born August 31, 1922, in South Bend, IN, the son of the late Spyridon G. and Mary (Miller) Stratigos. On January 26, 1947, in Battle Creek, MI, Joseph married the former Elizabeth "Betty" J. Gaza, who survives. ...

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submitted by Kytherian Historical Record on 14.11.2009

Anthony JJ Lucas

The publication of Life in Australia (2009 edition), has sparked interest in the first Greek Consul to Australia. (See Consul photographs on pages 81 & 82 pf the book.

Anthony John Jereos Lucas (Lekatsas) (1862-1946) was in influential Greek Australian businessman noted for his philanthropic activities and construction of numerous public and private buildings in Melbourne, Australia. Ultimately, Anthony Lucas ...

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submitted by Alexander Riedmüller on 12.08.2013

Alexander Riedmüller

Alexander Riedmüller is currently researching his Ph.D. thesis at the chair for European Ethnology at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (Germany).

His PhD research is centered on the mutual entwining of virtual and analog “life-worlds” and the impact of virtual „ethnoscapes“ like on concepts of culture, ethnicity, community and identity in post-traditional societies. ...

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submitted by Kytherian Historical Record on 11.10.2011

John Damianos Andronicus

(1894-1973), coffee merchant, was born on 23 October 1894 at Mylopatamo (Potamós), Kythera, Greece, youngest of eleven children of Damianos Nicholas Andronicus, fisherman, and his wife Vassiliki, née Karidis.

The pressure of population on limited resources encouraged migration, as it had done in Greece for centuries. John followed five of his brothers to Australia, reaching Sydney in the Bremen on 10 November 1908. ...

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submitted by Kytherian Historical Record on 22.09.2009

Anna Patty

Education Editor Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney

Anna Patty really mixed the practical with the theoretical when she completed her Master of Arts (Journalism) degree at the University of Wollongong in 1992.

Anna was a young journalist at the Illawarra Mercury when she studied at UOW, working the late “police rounds” shift from 6pm to 1.30am. She’d finish work, grab a few ...

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 03.07.2009

Theodore Simos

Address at the Memorial Service for Theodore Simos
St. Francis of Assisi Church Paddington on 26 June 2009

The practice of law is an honourable profession. And there are many who make their mark in different ways. The quiet and dignified man whose memory we now honour, ranks amongst the most loved and respected barristers and judges of our time. For all his extraordinary intellect, that which marks him out may be summed up in the following words: he was a true ...

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 09.11.2008

Bartolomeo Comino

Bartolomeo Comino – Kytherian or not Kytherian that is the question.
Shakespearian as Hamlet and Othello, Bartolomeo Comino plays a significant dual role as the Secretary of the Council of Ten and Secretary of the Inquisitors in the Serene Republic of Venice from 1609-1619.
The cold war power play between Spain and Serene Republic of Venice in the early 1600’s appears to have a similar scenario to East West cold war activities of post World War 2 adversaries.
Jonathan ...

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submitted by Panagiotis Tzortzopoulos on 12.12.2007

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submitted by MARY CONOMOS on 11.01.2010

Valerios Stais

Valerios Stais (1857-1923)
Valerios Stais was born in Kythera. He was appointed Director of the 'National Archaelogical Museum" Athens 1887 and held the post until his death. He also organised excavations at Epidaurus, Argolis, Attica, and Antikythera.

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submitted by University Of Queensland on 04.01.2012

Toni Risson

Kytherian Researcher & Philokytherian.

Doctor of Philosophy.

Bachelor of Contemporary Studies

Children's author and UQ Ipswich graduate Toni Risson will soon publish a book based on studies of migrants in Ipswich called Aphrodite and the Mixed Grill.

She recently won a scholarship to start her PhD and a University Medal due to her high grades during her undergraduate studies.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Queensland on 11.10.2007

Kos Sclavos

National President,
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Kos Sclavos is only the 7th National President in the long history of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Having just completed the first year of his term Kos can already mark the important restructuring of the PBS and the long term sustainability of the PBS as an important achievement. Kos and the Guild have begun the task of generational change with a key focus on IT enablement for the profession. Previous to his national ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 27.02.2011

Panayiotis (Peter) Patrikios

Biography of Dr Panayiotis Patrikios

Dr Patrikios is a neurologist and research neuropathologist in the field of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He is the inaugural Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Brain Bank which is based at the University of Sydney. The brain bank is an initiative of MS Research Australia and the University of Sydney.

Dr Patrikios is from Gympie, Queensland, Australia. His family had a ...

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submitted by George Poulos on 03.07.2007

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submitted by Kytherian Cinema Review on 18.03.2010

Angelika Pentsi

Angelika is a true Philokytherian.

She is currently researching her M.A. (Masters of Arts) thesis.

Her research is centred on Kytherians' involvement with

In April, 2007, she travelled to Australia, and interviewed numerous Kytherians in both Brisbane & Sydney.

Angelika ...