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submitted by Site Administrator on 22.03.2005

Charalambos Kosma Andronikos

This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" :

Toowoomba is the second inland city of the state of Queensland and is linked by rail to the capital, Brisbane. Here, in Toowoomba, stands the smart and attractive shop belonging to Mr. Haralambos Andronikos, from Mylopotamos, on Kythera. Mr. Andronikos is now 32 years old.

His establishment includes a restaurant, a wine shop, a grocery shop and a pastry shop, the first of its kind in Toowoomba. Mr. Andronikos opened this establishment after many other business enterprises and did so by means of hard work and will power. Mr. Andronikos is extremely popular and liked in Toowoomba and has succeeded in earning the affection and admiration of the inhabitants.

This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" published in 1916 by John Comino. It is an important book as it was one of the first Greek books published in Australia for the Greeks back in the homeland. If they needed any more convincing of the golden opportunities awaiting them in Australia, it probably helped create interest amongst young Kytherians and other Greeks. Each of the men portrayed in the book paid for the honour, which, considering their reputation for thriftiness, must have made the decision a hard one for many a Kytherian.

The team, with the support of the Nicolaus Aroney Trust and other generous sponsors, has undertaken to transcribe the entire book for the website and to translate it into English for the non-greek-speaking diaspora community. We hope to also produce a printed version of the translation of Life in Australia sometime in 2005.

For valuable information about the historical background of the publication of Life in Australia, please read the entry by Hugh Gilchrist I ZOI EN AFSTRALLIA in the History, General History section.

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