submitted by Site Administrator on 22.03.2005
This biography is part of a collection from "Life in Australia" :
One lucrative shop in the country town of Muswellbrook, in New South Wales, and another in Lismore, also in New South Wales, belong to the Andronikos brothers, sons of Fr. Theodoros Andronikos, and to their brother-in-law, who is married to their sister, Mr. Panayiotis Kominos.
The Andronikos brothers and their brother-in-law all hail form Kythera and belong to the ranks of the few Greeks who have combined trade with farming, thereby contributing greatly to the commercial progress of the Greeks of Australia.
Some time ago, they bought considerable amounts of land, which they cultivated scientifically and thus very successfully, thereby developing an animal-rearing business.
Mr. Andronikos, extremely well known for the generosity that always distinguishes him, is as popular among the Greeks as he is among the Australians.
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.
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