submitted by Site Administrator on 25.01.2005
This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" :
The life of Mr. N. I. Veneris, who comes from Kythera, is replete with moral instruction and the perfect example of the successful struggle to survive and to create a stable future.
Great misfortune has attended Mr. Veneris, but he has always remained daring and composed. He is never cast down and keeps
before his eyes the prospect of betterment and proceeds fearlessly and stoutly with business enterprises. Thanks, on the one hand, to his persistence and patience and to the help of his brothers, Valerius and Emmanuel, on the other, he now owns a profitable shop in the country town of Many Peaks in Queensland, as a well as a considerable acreage of fruitbearing land.
Mr. Nikolaos Veneris is notable for his generosity and for the support that he offers for every noble purpose or any aim that contributes to the betterment of all, which he himself has been destined.
His commercial name is N. Hellen.
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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