submitted by Dr. Marika A. Leibrandt on 08.06.2014
Order of Australia Medal, Government House, Sydney, 2001.
Photo: Marika A. Leibrandt
submitted by Anna Cominos on 06.06.2014
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submitted by Anna Cominos on 05.05.2014
submitted by Anna Cominos on 02.05.2014
Sometimes the clouds and stars, silently know more than us mortals. The passing of the enigmatic Panayiotis (Peter) Magonezos seems surreal to all, both on Kythera and in Australia. Born on Kythera, on the 23rd April 1957, he was the eldest of 3 children, born to George and Vassiliki. Panayiotis passion was the restoration and renovation of old buildings, his vision of renewing the old can be witnessed as you drive through the winding roads of Aroniadika. Indeed, he did over a hundred such projects on Kythera. Panayiotis met his beloved Australian-born Susan while she was holidaying in 1981. Panayiotis slater came to Australia in 1983 and they were married at St David’s at Boggabilla. Sydney's Lugarno was home for 5 years before Panayiotis, Susan and family, which by then included George and Mario, returned to Kythera where their youngest son Allan was born. There guest house Rouga, still stands as a testament to his passion. Due to the parlous state of the Greek Economy Panayiotis building work began to dry up, so he moved into hospitality.
It was a great fit as Panayiotis was a real people person. In 2012 the family returned to Australia, living for a time in Queensland before settling in Sydney. Several months ago Panayiotis, Susan and the family purchased the business at Avalon. Panayiotis was an avid fisherman, he was passionate about music and played the harmonica, and considered himself to be a master of backgammon. Panayiotis had a great sense of humour and was a friendly, popular man. Above all, Panayiotis had a huge heart…... He was kind and generous and would help out anyone in need, who saw the magic in everyone and everything. My condolences to his wife Susan and his sons George, Marios and Allan, his parents Vassiliki and George, his siblings Toula and Manolis and his nieces and nephews.
submitted by KCA Admin on 16.03.2014
Men carrying loads of furze on pitchforks to feed the fire of a lime kiln, Dokana, 1962. Photo by J.M. Koksma (35 mm colour transparency), Koksma/Bingen Archive.
A functioning lime kiln by the main road, Dokana, 1962. Photo by J.M. Koksma (35 mm colour transparency), Koksma/Bingen Archive.
Celebration of the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece, Market Square, Potamos, 1962. Photo by J.M. Koksma (35 mm colour transparency), Koksma/Bingen Archive.
submitted by KCA Admin on 15.02.2014
Construction of the paved road from Leivadi to Kato Leivadi with volunteer labour, 1966
Installing the piped water network in Potamos, 1962
Ploughing with a team of donkeys or mules, Kythera 1962.
submitted by KCA Admin on 05.02.2014
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 04.02.2014
Author: George N. Helmis
When Published: 1915
Publisher: The Helmis Press, New York City, New York, USA
Available: no longer available
Description: A listing of Greek-American businesses across the USA and Canada in 1915
The book can be viewed online at www.archive.org by clicking on the following link:
United States and Canada business directory
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 03.02.2014
Apo Tin Palaia Kai Sigxroni Kytheraiki Zoi - From the Old and Modern Kytherian LIfe, Part 1
Author: John Kassimates
When Published: 1957
A book of poems and stories by Panos Filis published in 1956
Author: Panos Filis
When Published: 1949
Description: A book of poems and stories
An annual periodical outlining life in Kythera during the period of July 1, 1922 through June 30, 1923 which includes; births, deaths, marriages, and baptisms, as well as social and economic information regarding the people residing in Kythera. Community activities of Kytherains in the USA is included as well.
submitted by Amanda Rosso Buckton on 25.01.2014
submitted by Wendy Cassimaty on 23.01.2014
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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