submitted by Site Administrator on 20.12.2004
Member of the Managing Committee of the Greek Community of New South Wales
This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" :
Mr Gerasimos N. Zervos, who hails from Argostoli, on Cephallonia, is extremely sympathetic and a man of encyclopaedic education. Extremely well-known and generous, he is the favourite son, as it were, of the Greek community of Sydney.
He came to Australia about 10 years ago, where, with all his Greek education, he was not slow to adapt to life in Australia. Yet it is impossible for such ability to languish in obscurity and, lo and behold, Mr. Zervos has earned a name as one of the cleverest businessmen. He is the owner and manager of the extremely splendid Greek club, which stands in one of the central locations of Sydney, 37 Parker St., and which bears the name Greek Club G. Zervos. This was the first Greek club to be founded in Sydney and consists of three floors, including a lounge, a café, a tobacconist’s, a restaurant, a hairdresser, a billiard room and a real estate gent’s office. The clientele is purely Greek.
Furthermore, Mr. Zervos is a property-owner and partner in some of the oldest and most profitable of restaurants. He is already Advisor to the Greek Community of Sydney and of the branch of the Panellinios Synaspismos based in Sydney and has frequently played a leading part in contributing to national or philanthropic goals.
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 Kythera-Family.net 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.
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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