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submitted by Logothetianika News on 27.12.2012

The assembled dinner party guests listened attentively

as Theothori Koukoulis,Mayor of Kythera, and a proud Logothetiani, delivers a speech.

At the dinner, held on the 13th November, 2013, at the Mallos household in South Coogee.

Michael Mallos has ventured to Logothetianika, Kythera, in the summer, every year, for the past 15 years. WIth his brother, her maintains the 'patriko spitti' in Logothetianika.

The Mayor was very touched by this gesture of friendship, and was pleased to see so many Logothetiani gathered together - many of whom he had not seen for some time.

Michael and Theothori attended Logothetianika Infants and Primary school together, until Michael migrated to Australia as a 12 year old. Their teachers were the two parents of Theothori Koukoulis, who taught many future immigrants to Australia and America.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 27.12.2012

Mayor Theothori Koukoulis flanked by Michael and Carol Mallos

whilst he delivers a speech. At the dinner, held on the 13th November, 2013, at the Mallos household in South Coogee.

The event celebrated the visit to Australia of another Logothetiani - the Mayor of Kythera, Theothori Koukoulis.

Michael Mallos has ventured to Logothetianika, Kythera, in the summer, every year, for the past 15 years. WIth his brother, he maintains the 'patriko spitti' in Logothetianika. Carol often accompanies him.

The Mayor was very touched by this gesture of friendship, and was pleased to see so many Logothetiani gathered together - many of whom he had not seen for some time.

Michael and Theothori attended Logothetianika Infants and Primary school together, until Michael migrated to Australia as a 12 year old. Their teachers were the two parents of Theothori Koukoulis, who taught many future immigrants to Australia and America.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 27.12.2012

Michael and Carol Mallos hosted a large group of Logothetiani

for dinner, on the 13th November, 2013, at his house in South Coogee.

The event celebrated the visit to Australia of another Logothetiani - the Mayor of Kythera, Theothori Koukoulis.

Michael Mallos has ventured to Logothetianika, Kythera, in the summer, every year, for the past 15 years. WIth his brother, her maintains the 'patriko spitti' in Logothetianika.

The Mayor was very touched by this gesture of friendship, and was pleased to see so many Logothetiani gathered together - many of whom he had not seen for some time.

Michael and Theothori attended Logothetianika Infants and Primary school together, until Michael migrated to Australia as a 12 year old. Their teachers were the two parents of Theothori Koukoulis, who taught many future immigrants to Australia and America.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 26.12.2012

Theothori Koukoulis and Con Poulos

Outside the Peters retail fish mega-store, at the Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont. November 14th, 2012.

Con is an Anastaso(poulos).

Con is a co-owner of Poulos Brothers, Fish Wholesalers.

Theothori Koukoulis, the Mayor of Kythera, and resident of Logothetianika, was accompanied to the Sydney Fish Markets, by Kytherian Association committee men, Michael Mallos and George Poulos.

Con Poulos, along with Andy Coombis and his family, and Con Gavriles, and with assistance from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust - contributed towards the cost of restoring the Logothetianika bell and clock tower (καμπαναριό, πύργος του ρολογιού), which had been inoperative for 17 years.

All are proud Logothetiani.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 26.12.2012

Theothori Koukoulis and Con Poulos

On the northern balcony, at Poulos Brothers fish headquarters, November 14th, 2012.

At the Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont. The Anzac Bridge is in the background.

Poulos headquarters is founded on piers that which have allowed the building to be partly built over the water.

Con is an Anastaso(poulos).

Con is a co-owner of Poulos Brothers, Fish Wholesalers.

Theothori Koukoulis, the Mayor of Kythera, and resident of Logothetianika, was accompanied to the Sydney Fish Markets, by Kytherian Association committee men, Michael Mallos and George Poulos.

Con Poulos, along with Andy Coombis and his family, and Con Gavriles, and with assistance from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust - contributed towards the cost of restoring the Logothetianika bell and clock tower (καμπαναριό, πύργος του ρολογιού), which had been inoperative for 17 years.

All are proud Logothetiani.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 26.12.2012

George Poulos, Michael Mallos, Theothori Koukoulis & Con Poulos

November 14th, 2012.

Con is an Anastaso(poulos).

Con is a co-owner of Poulos Brothers, Fish Wholesalers.

Outside the Peters retail fish mega-store, at the Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont.

Theothori Koukoulis, the Mayor of Kythera, and resident of Logothetianika, was accompanied to the Sydney Fish Markets, by Kytherian Association committee men, Michael Mallos and George Poulos.

Con Poulos, along with Andy Coombis and his family, and Con Gavriles, and with assistance from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust - contributed towards the cost of restoring the Logothetianika bell and clock tower (καμπαναριό, πύργος του ρολογιού), which had been inoperative for 17 years.

All are proud Logothetiani.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 26.12.2012

Theothori Koukoulis, Mayor of Kythera, outside Con Gavriles Astor Base Metals factory

Theothori Koukoulis, the Mayor of Kythera, and resident of Logothetianika, was accompanied to Astor Base Metals, by Kytherian Association committee men, Michael Mallos and George Poulos.

Con Gavriles, along with Andy Coombis and his family, and Con Poulos (Poulos Brothers, Fish Wholesalers), and with assistance from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust - contributed towards the cost of restoring the Logothetianika bell and clock tower (καμπαναριό, πύργος του ρολογιού), which had been inoperative for 17 years.

All are proud Logothetiani.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 26.12.2012

Theothori Koukoulis with Con Gavriles at Astor Base Metals

Astor Base Metals is owned by Con Gavriles.

Theothori Koukoulis, the Mayor of Kythera, was accompanied to Astor Base Metals, by Kytherian Association committee men, Michael Mallos and George Poulos.

Con Gavriles, along with Andy Coombis and his family, and Con Poulos (Poulos Brothers, Fish Wholesalers), and with assistance from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust - contributed towards the cost of restoring the Logothetianika bell and clock tower (καμπαναριό, πύργος του ρολογιού), which had been inoperative for 17 years.

All are proud Logothetiani.

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submitted by Logothetianika News on 26.12.2012

Andy Coombis and Theothori Koukoulis in Andy's kitchen in Orange in New South Wales

Early on the 9th November, 2012, Michael Mallos, Kytherian Association of Australia Committee man, drove the Mayor of Kythera, Theothori Koukoulis, to Orange, to meet the Coombis family.

Andy and his family, along with Con Gavriles, (Astor Base Metals), and Con Poulos (Poulos Brothers, Fish Wholesalers), and with assistance from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust - contributed towards the cost of restoring the Logothetianika bell and clock tower (καμπαναριό, πύργος του ρολογιού), which had been inoperative for 17 years.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 24.12.2012

Maria Koukoulis in front of the Library at Kythera House

On the occasion of her December visit to Australia.

She accompanied her father, Mayor of Kythera, Theothori Koukoulis, for a portion of his visit.

Maria was very impressed with the scope of the books in the Library at Kythera House.
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submitted by Κυθέρεια Newspaper on 24.12.2012

"Thank you Australia" double page spread

In this month's Κυθέρεια Newspaper.

It is a photographic record and acknowledgement of thanks to George Hatziplis and family, and to all Kytherians in Australia - by recent visitors to Australia, the Metropoliti of Kythera, Father Petros from Ayios Theothoros, and the Mayor of Kythera, Theothori Koukoulis.

View / download a copy of the 2-page spread as a .pdf here:

Kythereia Thank you Australia pages.pdf

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submitted by ANZACS In Greece on 22.12.2012

This Sunday on ERT world - Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi, the Greek State Television Network

http://www.ert.gr

Invoking the Anzac legend in Greece. Sunday Dec 23. 8.00pm EDT.

The Xylouris Ensemble and friends - Live at Federation Square, Melbourne - a special feature on an unforgettable night.

This is the recorded version of the concert that occurred from 7:30 pm, on 14th Dec, 2012.

Yiorgos Xylouris' ARIA award-winning Ensemble played one of Melbourne's most sophisticated Yarra-side venues in this special fundraising concert - a night of music, magic and dance celebrating the eternal connection forged in WWII between Australia and Greece.

An initiative of the PanCretan Association of Melbourne sponsored by HACCI and Fed Square. Further sponsorship opportunities will be available on an ongoing basis.

All proceeds will go to the creation of an Anzac memorial at '42nd Street', Crete, on the currently unmarked site of the last battle fought by the last ANZACS.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 20.12.2012

Anthea Toda (nee, Notaras), with her daughter Mia

On the occasion of Anthea's father, Angelo Notaras receiving the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

On the 10th December, 2012, at a ceremony at the Athenian Restaurant, Barrack Street, Sydney, attended by family, friends, and members of the Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, Angelo Notaras was presented with the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Kytherian Medal of Honour, Reverse side.

He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition which read:

Hellenic Republic

Municipality of Kythera

Honorary Award

KYTHERIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR

To

Evangelos Notaras,

in recognition of his achievements for the Greek Orthodox Church

and his social and cultural contribution

to Greek-Australian & Kytherian Culture

both in Australia and in Kythera

Kythera, December 1, 2012,

The Mayor of Kythera

Theodore Koukoulis

The Medal of the Municipality of Kythera
awarded by Professor George Leontsinis,
Municipal Councillor,
Representative of the Municipality of Kythera

Angelo Notaras received the award for the following services:

Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).


Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera
.

In 2000 Angelo Notaras was a member of the Millennium Heritage Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame. The Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame ensured recognition for Australian athletes of Greek heritage who had represented Australia and had attained prominent positions in Australian sport. The Millennium Heritage Committee formed the Provicare Foundation, a charity established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church to aid disadvantaged persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Funding for the Provicare Foundation was undertaken on an Australia-wide basis under the direction of Angelo Notaras and Father Steven Scoutas of St Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Angelo Notaras and Father Steven developed a proposal under which Angelo and John manufactured (all at their own cost) moulds to create thousands of hollow plastic batons, fashioned to resemble Greek columns, that were distributed to communities and parishes throughout Australia, to be filled with coin donations. They also coordinated the packaging, transport and delivery of the plastic batons to every single Greek Orthodox parish and community across Australia, as well as monitoring and accounting for the returns after nine months. The initial efforts raised $500,000 and, with subsequent distribution and collection of batons, the final fundraising amount totalled some $700,000. This amount has been used to further the aims of the Provicare Foundation, focusing particularly on the Sydney metropolitan area. The success of these achievements is principally due to the inspiration, financial support and commitment of Angelo Notaras.

Angelo Notaras also participated in further fundraising for the purposes of refurbishing premises provided by the NSW Government at Marine Parade, Brighton-le-Sands; a sum in excess of $100,000 was raised for the Provicare Foundation and the Greek Welfare Centre to provide social services to disadvantaged persons.

As a result of these acts of beneficence, Angelo was awarded the "Cross of St. Andrew", the Greek Orthodox Church's highest award. The medal was presented on 28 November 2003 for “valuable services to the Church and the community”. (A photograph of Angelo Notaras, with wife Mary, taken on the day of presentation, is included with this nomination).
Services to the island of Kythera, Greece, and the Greek-Australian and Kytherian-Australian community.

Kythera is a small island that lies at the tip of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The large island of Crete is located to the South of Kythera. Since 1854, a majority of the islands’ residents have chosen to migrate to Australia. 3000 Kytherians live on the island. There are 60,000 Kytherians and their descendants’ resident in Australia.

In 2003 James Prineas, a Kytherian-Australian living in Germany, devised the concept of an electronic cultural archive, based on an open access web-site. He proposed that www.kythera-family.net be established, and that instead of being based on the ‘standard’ principle of a ‘central’ web master, monitoring and ordering web content – the kythera-family site should be accessible to all. Kytherians from all around the world were empowered to upload photographs, stories and audio-files, directly onto the site. The concept sounds passé, 10 years ‘down the track’, but at the time, it was revolutionary.

Angelo Notaras recognised immediately that the idea was brilliant. He and John agreed to provide a substantial sum as seed capital to establish the web-site. With his contribution, and his imprimatur, the site became operational very quickly. In the past 10 years the site content has grown to almost 18,000 entries. It is construed as the ‘Encyclopaedia Kytherianika’ in the world, as well as an electronic museum of Kythera. Major encyclopaedias utilise its content. It is used by many universities for educational purposes and has already been the subject of a Master’s and Ph.D thesis. It is the envy of other Greek-Australian, and cultural institutions in Australia, and around the world. (See the original ‘prospectus’ form for the website which accompanies this nomination).
In 2005, Angelo Notaras was instrumental in setting up the Kytherian World Heritage Fund. (A 4-page brochure, summarising the achievements of the KWHF to 2010 is included with this nomination). The main aim of the fund was to preserve the Kytherian heritage for the benefit of Kytherians worldwide.

Kytherian World Heritage Fund

The work of the fund grew out of Angelo Notaras’ initiative, along with brothers John and Mitchell, to personally fund, the publication of former Ambassador to Greece, Hugh Gilchrist’s comprehensive historical research, detailing the relationship between Greeks and Australians. Australians and Greeks, Volume 1 was published in 1992. A large print run of 5000 units was produced.

Angelo Notaras also contributed funds to the second volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 2 published in 1997. And to the third volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 3, published in 2004. The three volumes are the definitive history of the Greek presence in Australia.
Since 1992, under Angelo Notaras’ stewardship, the KWHF has gradually evolved into a minor publishing house, with 22 books on its publication list. Over time the KWHF has either published, or been heavily associated with the best three volumes of the history of the Greeks in Australia, as well as the best individual volumes on Greek Life in Australia in 1916, Greeks in Queensland, Greeks in Australian Cafes, Greeks in Australian cinemas, and the Greeks relationship with the Australian military. Excellent individual biographies and life stories of Greek and Kytherian Australians also form part of the publication list. As does a very good Greek cookbook.

Kytherian history is also well represented. The Kytherian World Heritage Fund have produced a general history of Kythera, and specific histories of Kythera under British occupation, the origins of Kytherian Surnames, the history of the town of Potamos, books of vintage photographs taken on Kythera during the early part of the twentieth century, and the best DVD historical and tourist guide for Kythera, ever produced. All are in print, and available.

In 2012, KWHF plans to print four additional books, including Kytherian Surnames, which traces the derivation of every Kytherian surname, and a photographic book, detailing the island of Kythera from the air.

A book list can be downloaded at
/download/KWHFBookPriceList.pdf

Kytherian Photography & Realia. The plate glass negative collection of Panayotis Fatseas – 1,800 valuable prints – which would have been lost to posterity, without the intervention of Angelo Notaras (Sydney), the Kythera Cultural Association, (Potamos, Kythera), under the Directorship of John Stathatos, and the KWHF. Plate glass negatives photographs taken on Kythera from the 1920’s to 1940’s were deteriorating in a storeroom on the island. Angelo Notaras provided computers, scanners, printers, archiving material, and secure storage containers for this important preservation project. This led to a major exhibition at the prestigious Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, and to the publication of Panayotis Fatseas. Faces of Kythera, 1920-1938. (2008).
Angelo Notaras has also been involved with a number of Special Projects on the island of Kythera.

Eye Clinic on Kythera. KWHF provided some input into conceiving the idea. It was actioned by Professor Minas Coroneo, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of NSW. Minas mobilised ophthalmologists and optometrists from Europe and Australia, brought sophisticated equipment to the island, and tested the eye sight of many residents, and treated their eyes, en masse.

Medical Equipment containers to Kythera for distribution to the Hospital (Potamos), and Aged Care Facility, (Potamos). Financial and logistical aid in collecting, packing, and shipping beds, with internal moving parts, and equipment to enhance resident and patient mobility on the island. A 20ft container was sent in 2007, and a 40ft container in 2009. This should provide the residents on the island of Kythera with access to wheel chairs and other aids, for years to come.

Library Shelving for Kythera. Logistical and financial support to despatch library shelving, from Alhambra, Los Angeles, USA, to Kythera. (2009). These shelves will form part of the first lending library to be instigated on the island of Kythera. The projects was instigated and superbly managed by Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis, California, USA.

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).

Angelo Notaras joined the Board of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 2005 and has had a profound impact on its activities. He has made a significant contribution in both terms of advice to and mentoring of the younger members of the Board .

Since his appointment to the Board his influence has been widespread and includes the following:
Angelo has encouraged a sharper focus on cultural issues, particularly through www.kythera-family.net and the book publishing arm of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund, with the result that the Association now expends far more funds on important cultural activities than it had done hitherto. As a result, many important works - in both the English and Greek language - have been published and made available for the first time.

With his proven business acumen, Angelo has provided wise counsel at the time the Association’s Board evaluated and purchased a building for investment purposes and for the creation of a substantial cultural resource centre and library in Rockdale known as Kythera House.

Angelo advised the Board on how to best achieve the refurbishment of Kythera House in order to provide a high quality cultural centre, which would be attractive to both members and friends of the Association, in order to promote greater use of the facility and the resources amongst members of the Kytherian and wider Greek-Australian community.

He has encouraged the setting up of record and account systems to increase the Association’s membership base.

Angelo has also determinedly pursued the revised and updating of the Association’s Constitution in order to help meet the needs of a 21st century cultural organisation.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 20.12.2012

Mary Notaras (nee Kalokerinos) with two of her grandchildren, Elizabeth & Alexandria

Elizabeth Notaras' parents are Anthony Notaras and Anna Sallos. Alexandra Notaras' parents are William and Monica Notaras.

Elizabeth & Alexandria gave speeches in recognition of their pappou's achievements on the evening.

On the occasion of Angelo Notaras receiving the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

On the 10th December, 2012, at a ceremony at the Athenian Restaurant, Barrack Street, Sydney, attended by family, friends, and members of the Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, Angelo Notaras was presented with the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Kytherian Medal of Honour, Reverse side.

He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition which read:

Hellenic Republic

Municipality of Kythera

Honorary Award

KYTHERIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR

To

Evangelos Notaras,

in recognition of his achievements for the Greek Orthodox Church

and his social and cultural contribution

to Greek-Australian & Kytherian Culture

both in Australia and in Kythera

Kythera, December 1, 2012,

The Mayor of Kythera

Theodore Koukoulis

The Medal of the Municipality of Kythera
awarded by Professor George Leontsinis,
Municipal Councillor,
Representative of the Municipality of Kythera

Angelo Notaras received the award for the following services:

Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).


Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera
.

In 2000 Angelo Notaras was a member of the Millennium Heritage Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame. The Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame ensured recognition for Australian athletes of Greek heritage who had represented Australia and had attained prominent positions in Australian sport. The Millennium Heritage Committee formed the Provicare Foundation, a charity established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church to aid disadvantaged persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Funding for the Provicare Foundation was undertaken on an Australia-wide basis under the direction of Angelo Notaras and Father Steven Scoutas of St Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Angelo Notaras and Father Steven developed a proposal under which Angelo and John manufactured (all at their own cost) moulds to create thousands of hollow plastic batons, fashioned to resemble Greek columns, that were distributed to communities and parishes throughout Australia, to be filled with coin donations. They also coordinated the packaging, transport and delivery of the plastic batons to every single Greek Orthodox parish and community across Australia, as well as monitoring and accounting for the returns after nine months. The initial efforts raised $500,000 and, with subsequent distribution and collection of batons, the final fundraising amount totalled some $700,000. This amount has been used to further the aims of the Provicare Foundation, focusing particularly on the Sydney metropolitan area. The success of these achievements is principally due to the inspiration, financial support and commitment of Angelo Notaras.

Angelo Notaras also participated in further fundraising for the purposes of refurbishing premises provided by the NSW Government at Marine Parade, Brighton-le-Sands; a sum in excess of $100,000 was raised for the Provicare Foundation and the Greek Welfare Centre to provide social services to disadvantaged persons.

As a result of these acts of beneficence, Angelo was awarded the "Cross of St. Andrew", the Greek Orthodox Church's highest award. The medal was presented on 28 November 2003 for “valuable services to the Church and the community”. (A photograph of Angelo Notaras, with wife Mary, taken on the day of presentation, is included with this nomination).
Services to the island of Kythera, Greece, and the Greek-Australian and Kytherian-Australian community.

Kythera is a small island that lies at the tip of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The large island of Crete is located to the South of Kythera. Since 1854, a majority of the islands’ residents have chosen to migrate to Australia. 3000 Kytherians live on the island. There are 60,000 Kytherians and their descendants’ resident in Australia.

In 2003 James Prineas, a Kytherian-Australian living in Germany, devised the concept of an electronic cultural archive, based on an open access web-site. He proposed that www.kythera-family.net be established, and that instead of being based on the ‘standard’ principle of a ‘central’ web master, monitoring and ordering web content – the kythera-family site should be accessible to all. Kytherians from all around the world were empowered to upload photographs, stories and audio-files, directly onto the site. The concept sounds passé, 10 years ‘down the track’, but at the time, it was revolutionary.

Angelo Notaras recognised immediately that the idea was brilliant. He and John agreed to provide a substantial sum as seed capital to establish the web-site. With his contribution, and his imprimatur, the site became operational very quickly. In the past 10 years the site content has grown to almost 18,000 entries. It is construed as the ‘Encyclopaedia Kytherianika’ in the world, as well as an electronic museum of Kythera. Major encyclopaedias utilise its content. It is used by many universities for educational purposes and has already been the subject of a Master’s and Ph.D thesis. It is the envy of other Greek-Australian, and cultural institutions in Australia, and around the world. (See the original ‘prospectus’ form for the website which accompanies this nomination).
In 2005, Angelo Notaras was instrumental in setting up the Kytherian World Heritage Fund. (A 4-page brochure, summarising the achievements of the KWHF to 2010 is included with this nomination). The main aim of the fund was to preserve the Kytherian heritage for the benefit of Kytherians worldwide.

Kytherian World Heritage Fund

The work of the fund grew out of Angelo Notaras’ initiative, along with brothers John and Mitchell, to personally fund, the publication of former Ambassador to Greece, Hugh Gilchrist’s comprehensive historical research, detailing the relationship between Greeks and Australians. Australians and Greeks, Volume 1 was published in 1992. A large print run of 5000 units was produced.

Angelo Notaras also contributed funds to the second volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 2 published in 1997. And to the third volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 3, published in 2004. The three volumes are the definitive history of the Greek presence in Australia.
Since 1992, under Angelo Notaras’ stewardship, the KWHF has gradually evolved into a minor publishing house, with 22 books on its publication list. Over time the KWHF has either published, or been heavily associated with the best three volumes of the history of the Greeks in Australia, as well as the best individual volumes on Greek Life in Australia in 1916, Greeks in Queensland, Greeks in Australian Cafes, Greeks in Australian cinemas, and the Greeks relationship with the Australian military. Excellent individual biographies and life stories of Greek and Kytherian Australians also form part of the publication list. As does a very good Greek cookbook.

Kytherian history is also well represented. The Kytherian World Heritage Fund have produced a general history of Kythera, and specific histories of Kythera under British occupation, the origins of Kytherian Surnames, the history of the town of Potamos, books of vintage photographs taken on Kythera during the early part of the twentieth century, and the best DVD historical and tourist guide for Kythera, ever produced. All are in print, and available.

In 2012, KWHF plans to print four additional books, including Kytherian Surnames, which traces the derivation of every Kytherian surname, and a photographic book, detailing the island of Kythera from the air.

A book list can be downloaded at
/download/KWHFBookPriceList.pdf

Kytherian Photography & Realia. The plate glass negative collection of Panayotis Fatseas – 1,800 valuable prints – which would have been lost to posterity, without the intervention of Angelo Notaras (Sydney), the Kythera Cultural Association, (Potamos, Kythera), under the Directorship of John Stathatos, and the KWHF. Plate glass negatives photographs taken on Kythera from the 1920’s to 1940’s were deteriorating in a storeroom on the island. Angelo Notaras provided computers, scanners, printers, archiving material, and secure storage containers for this important preservation project. This led to a major exhibition at the prestigious Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, and to the publication of Panayotis Fatseas. Faces of Kythera, 1920-1938. (2008).
Angelo Notaras has also been involved with a number of Special Projects on the island of Kythera.

Eye Clinic on Kythera. KWHF provided some input into conceiving the idea. It was actioned by Professor Minas Coroneo, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of NSW. Minas mobilised ophthalmologists and optometrists from Europe and Australia, brought sophisticated equipment to the island, and tested the eye sight of many residents, and treated their eyes, en masse.

Medical Equipment containers to Kythera for distribution to the Hospital (Potamos), and Aged Care Facility, (Potamos). Financial and logistical aid in collecting, packing, and shipping beds, with internal moving parts, and equipment to enhance resident and patient mobility on the island. A 20ft container was sent in 2007, and a 40ft container in 2009. This should provide the residents on the island of Kythera with access to wheel chairs and other aids, for years to come.

Library Shelving for Kythera. Logistical and financial support to despatch library shelving, from Alhambra, Los Angeles, USA, to Kythera. (2009). These shelves will form part of the first lending library to be instigated on the island of Kythera. The projects was instigated and superbly managed by Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis, California, USA.

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).

Angelo Notaras joined the Board of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 2005 and has had a profound impact on its activities. He has made a significant contribution in both terms of advice to and mentoring of the younger members of the Board .

Since his appointment to the Board his influence has been widespread and includes the following:
Angelo has encouraged a sharper focus on cultural issues, particularly through www.kythera-family.net and the book publishing arm of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund, with the result that the Association now expends far more funds on important cultural activities than it had done hitherto. As a result, many important works - in both the English and Greek language - have been published and made available for the first time.

With his proven business acumen, Angelo has provided wise counsel at the time the Association’s Board evaluated and purchased a building for investment purposes and for the creation of a substantial cultural resource centre and library in Rockdale known as Kythera House.

Angelo advised the Board on how to best achieve the refurbishment of Kythera House in order to provide a high quality cultural centre, which would be attractive to both members and friends of the Association, in order to promote greater use of the facility and the resources amongst members of the Kytherian and wider Greek-Australian community.

He has encouraged the setting up of record and account systems to increase the Association’s membership base.

Angelo has also determinedly pursued the revised and updating of the Association’s Constitution in order to help meet the needs of a 21st century cultural organisation.

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submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 20.12.2012

Angelo Notaras surrounded by his grandchildren

From the back – the two older children are Charlie and Mia Toda, children of Anthea.

On the right hand side is Mariana Notaras whose parents are William and Monica Notaras.

The 'littlies' are Elizabeth, whose parents are Anthony Notaras and Anna Sallos, and Alexandra whose parents are William and Monica Notaras, and then Nicholas whose parents are Anthony Notaras and Anna Sallos.

Angelo Notaras's entire family attended this important ceremony.

On the 10th December, 2012, at a ceremony at the Athenian Restaurant, Barrack Street, Sydney, attended by family, friends, and members of the Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, Angelo Notaras was presented with the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Kytherian Medal of Honour, Reverse side.

He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition which read:

Hellenic Republic

Municipality of Kythera

Honorary Award

KYTHERIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR

To

Evangelos Notaras,

in recognition of his achievements for the Greek Orthodox Church

and his social and cultural contribution

to Greek-Australian & Kytherian Culture

both in Australia and in Kythera

Kythera, December 1, 2012,

The Mayor of Kythera

Theodore Koukoulis

The Medal of the Municipality of Kythera
awarded by Professor George Leontsinis,
Municipal Councillor,
Representative of the Municipality of Kythera

Angelo Notaras received the award for the following services:

Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).


Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera
.

In 2000 Angelo Notaras was a member of the Millennium Heritage Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame. The Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame ensured recognition for Australian athletes of Greek heritage who had represented Australia and had attained prominent positions in Australian sport. The Millennium Heritage Committee formed the Provicare Foundation, a charity established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church to aid disadvantaged persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Funding for the Provicare Foundation was undertaken on an Australia-wide basis under the direction of Angelo Notaras and Father Steven Scoutas of St Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Angelo Notaras and Father Steven developed a proposal under which Angelo and John manufactured (all at their own cost) moulds to create thousands of hollow plastic batons, fashioned to resemble Greek columns, that were distributed to communities and parishes throughout Australia, to be filled with coin donations. They also coordinated the packaging, transport and delivery of the plastic batons to every single Greek Orthodox parish and community across Australia, as well as monitoring and accounting for the returns after nine months. The initial efforts raised $500,000 and, with subsequent distribution and collection of batons, the final fundraising amount totalled some $700,000. This amount has been used to further the aims of the Provicare Foundation, focusing particularly on the Sydney metropolitan area. The success of these achievements is principally due to the inspiration, financial support and commitment of Angelo Notaras.

Angelo Notaras also participated in further fundraising for the purposes of refurbishing premises provided by the NSW Government at Marine Parade, Brighton-le-Sands; a sum in excess of $100,000 was raised for the Provicare Foundation and the Greek Welfare Centre to provide social services to disadvantaged persons.

As a result of these acts of beneficence, Angelo was awarded the "Cross of St. Andrew", the Greek Orthodox Church's highest award. The medal was presented on 28 November 2003 for “valuable services to the Church and the community”. (A photograph of Angelo Notaras, with wife Mary, taken on the day of presentation, is included with this nomination).
Services to the island of Kythera, Greece, and the Greek-Australian and Kytherian-Australian community.

Kythera is a small island that lies at the tip of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The large island of Crete is located to the South of Kythera. Since 1854, a majority of the islands’ residents have chosen to migrate to Australia. 3000 Kytherians live on the island. There are 60,000 Kytherians and their descendants’ resident in Australia.

In 2003 James Prineas, a Kytherian-Australian living in Germany, devised the concept of an electronic cultural archive, based on an open access web-site. He proposed that www.kythera-family.net be established, and that instead of being based on the ‘standard’ principle of a ‘central’ web master, monitoring and ordering web content – the kythera-family site should be accessible to all. Kytherians from all around the world were empowered to upload photographs, stories and audio-files, directly onto the site. The concept sounds passé, 10 years ‘down the track’, but at the time, it was revolutionary.

Angelo Notaras recognised immediately that the idea was brilliant. He and John agreed to provide a substantial sum as seed capital to establish the web-site. With his contribution, and his imprimatur, the site became operational very quickly. In the past 10 years the site content has grown to almost 18,000 entries. It is construed as the ‘Encyclopaedia Kytherianika’ in the world, as well as an electronic museum of Kythera. Major encyclopaedias utilise its content. It is used by many universities for educational purposes and has already been the subject of a Master’s and Ph.D thesis. It is the envy of other Greek-Australian, and cultural institutions in Australia, and around the world. (See the original ‘prospectus’ form for the website which accompanies this nomination).
In 2005, Angelo Notaras was instrumental in setting up the Kytherian World Heritage Fund. (A 4-page brochure, summarising the achievements of the KWHF to 2010 is included with this nomination). The main aim of the fund was to preserve the Kytherian heritage for the benefit of Kytherians worldwide.

Kytherian World Heritage Fund

The work of the fund grew out of Angelo Notaras’ initiative, along with brothers John and Mitchell, to personally fund, the publication of former Ambassador to Greece, Hugh Gilchrist’s comprehensive historical research, detailing the relationship between Greeks and Australians. Australians and Greeks, Volume 1 was published in 1992. A large print run of 5000 units was produced.

Angelo Notaras also contributed funds to the second volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 2 published in 1997. And to the third volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 3, published in 2004. The three volumes are the definitive history of the Greek presence in Australia.
Since 1992, under Angelo Notaras’ stewardship, the KWHF has gradually evolved into a minor publishing house, with 22 books on its publication list. Over time the KWHF has either published, or been heavily associated with the best three volumes of the history of the Greeks in Australia, as well as the best individual volumes on Greek Life in Australia in 1916, Greeks in Queensland, Greeks in Australian Cafes, Greeks in Australian cinemas, and the Greeks relationship with the Australian military. Excellent individual biographies and life stories of Greek and Kytherian Australians also form part of the publication list. As does a very good Greek cookbook.

Kytherian history is also well represented. The Kytherian World Heritage Fund have produced a general history of Kythera, and specific histories of Kythera under British occupation, the origins of Kytherian Surnames, the history of the town of Potamos, books of vintage photographs taken on Kythera during the early part of the twentieth century, and the best DVD historical and tourist guide for Kythera, ever produced. All are in print, and available.

In 2012, KWHF plans to print four additional books, including Kytherian Surnames, which traces the derivation of every Kytherian surname, and a photographic book, detailing the island of Kythera from the air.

A book list can be downloaded at
/download/KWHFBookPriceList.pdf

Kytherian Photography & Realia. The plate glass negative collection of Panayotis Fatseas – 1,800 valuable prints – which would have been lost to posterity, without the intervention of Angelo Notaras (Sydney), the Kythera Cultural Association, (Potamos, Kythera), under the Directorship of John Stathatos, and the KWHF. Plate glass negatives photographs taken on Kythera from the 1920’s to 1940’s were deteriorating in a storeroom on the island. Angelo Notaras provided computers, scanners, printers, archiving material, and secure storage containers for this important preservation project. This led to a major exhibition at the prestigious Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, and to the publication of Panayotis Fatseas. Faces of Kythera, 1920-1938. (2008).
Angelo Notaras has also been involved with a number of Special Projects on the island of Kythera.

Eye Clinic on Kythera. KWHF provided some input into conceiving the idea. It was actioned by Professor Minas Coroneo, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of NSW. Minas mobilised ophthalmologists and optometrists from Europe and Australia, brought sophisticated equipment to the island, and tested the eye sight of many residents, and treated their eyes, en masse.

Medical Equipment containers to Kythera for distribution to the Hospital (Potamos), and Aged Care Facility, (Potamos). Financial and logistical aid in collecting, packing, and shipping beds, with internal moving parts, and equipment to enhance resident and patient mobility on the island. A 20ft container was sent in 2007, and a 40ft container in 2009. This should provide the residents on the island of Kythera with access to wheel chairs and other aids, for years to come.

Library Shelving for Kythera. Logistical and financial support to despatch library shelving, from Alhambra, Los Angeles, USA, to Kythera. (2009). These shelves will form part of the first lending library to be instigated on the island of Kythera. The projects was instigated and superbly managed by Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis, California, USA.

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).

Angelo Notaras joined the Board of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 2005 and has had a profound impact on its activities. He has made a significant contribution in both terms of advice to and mentoring of the younger members of the Board .

Since his appointment to the Board his influence has been widespread and includes the following:
Angelo has encouraged a sharper focus on cultural issues, particularly through www.kythera-family.net and the book publishing arm of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund, with the result that the Association now expends far more funds on important cultural activities than it had done hitherto. As a result, many important works - in both the English and Greek language - have been published and made available for the first time.

With his proven business acumen, Angelo has provided wise counsel at the time the Association’s Board evaluated and purchased a building for investment purposes and for the creation of a substantial cultural resource centre and library in Rockdale known as Kythera House.

Angelo advised the Board on how to best achieve the refurbishment of Kythera House in order to provide a high quality cultural centre, which would be attractive to both members and friends of the Association, in order to promote greater use of the facility and the resources amongst members of the Kytherian and wider Greek-Australian community.

He has encouraged the setting up of record and account systems to increase the Association’s membership base.

Angelo has also determinedly pursued the revised and updating of the Association’s Constitution in order to help meet the needs of a 21st century cultural organisation.

Photos > Diaspora Social Life

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 20.12.2012

John Comino, Betty Summers (nee, Notaras) & Paul Summers

On the occasion of Angelo Notaras receiving the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Betty is Angelo Notaras's youngest sister.

Paul is holding up the first draft of the English translation of Kosmas Megalokonomos' History of Potamos. Kosmas is a cousin to Angelo and Betty. The book will be mass printed shortly, and will be available for sale through the Kytherian World Heritage Fund

On the 10th December, 2012, at a ceremony at the Athenian Restaurant, Barrack Street, Sydney, attended by family, friends, and members of the Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, Angelo Notaras was presented with the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Kytherian Medal of Honour, Reverse side.

He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition which read:

Hellenic Republic

Municipality of Kythera

Honorary Award

KYTHERIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR

To

Evangelos Notaras,

in recognition of his achievements for the Greek Orthodox Church

and his social and cultural contribution

to Greek-Australian & Kytherian Culture

both in Australia and in Kythera

Kythera, December 1, 2012,

The Mayor of Kythera

Theodore Koukoulis

The Medal of the Municipality of Kythera
awarded by Professor George Leontsinis,
Municipal Councillor,
Representative of the Municipality of Kythera

Angelo Notaras received the award for the following services:

Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).


Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera
.

In 2000 Angelo Notaras was a member of the Millennium Heritage Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame. The Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame ensured recognition for Australian athletes of Greek heritage who had represented Australia and had attained prominent positions in Australian sport. The Millennium Heritage Committee formed the Provicare Foundation, a charity established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church to aid disadvantaged persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Funding for the Provicare Foundation was undertaken on an Australia-wide basis under the direction of Angelo Notaras and Father Steven Scoutas of St Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Angelo Notaras and Father Steven developed a proposal under which Angelo and John manufactured (all at their own cost) moulds to create thousands of hollow plastic batons, fashioned to resemble Greek columns, that were distributed to communities and parishes throughout Australia, to be filled with coin donations. They also coordinated the packaging, transport and delivery of the plastic batons to every single Greek Orthodox parish and community across Australia, as well as monitoring and accounting for the returns after nine months. The initial efforts raised $500,000 and, with subsequent distribution and collection of batons, the final fundraising amount totalled some $700,000. This amount has been used to further the aims of the Provicare Foundation, focusing particularly on the Sydney metropolitan area. The success of these achievements is principally due to the inspiration, financial support and commitment of Angelo Notaras.

Angelo Notaras also participated in further fundraising for the purposes of refurbishing premises provided by the NSW Government at Marine Parade, Brighton-le-Sands; a sum in excess of $100,000 was raised for the Provicare Foundation and the Greek Welfare Centre to provide social services to disadvantaged persons.

As a result of these acts of beneficence, Angelo was awarded the "Cross of St. Andrew", the Greek Orthodox Church's highest award. The medal was presented on 28 November 2003 for “valuable services to the Church and the community”. (A photograph of Angelo Notaras, with wife Mary, taken on the day of presentation, is included with this nomination).
Services to the island of Kythera, Greece, and the Greek-Australian and Kytherian-Australian community.

Kythera is a small island that lies at the tip of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The large island of Crete is located to the South of Kythera. Since 1854, a majority of the islands’ residents have chosen to migrate to Australia. 3000 Kytherians live on the island. There are 60,000 Kytherians and their descendants’ resident in Australia.

In 2003 James Prineas, a Kytherian-Australian living in Germany, devised the concept of an electronic cultural archive, based on an open access web-site. He proposed that www.kythera-family.net be established, and that instead of being based on the ‘standard’ principle of a ‘central’ web master, monitoring and ordering web content – the kythera-family site should be accessible to all. Kytherians from all around the world were empowered to upload photographs, stories and audio-files, directly onto the site. The concept sounds passé, 10 years ‘down the track’, but at the time, it was revolutionary.

Angelo Notaras recognised immediately that the idea was brilliant. He and John agreed to provide a substantial sum as seed capital to establish the web-site. With his contribution, and his imprimatur, the site became operational very quickly. In the past 10 years the site content has grown to almost 18,000 entries. It is construed as the ‘Encyclopaedia Kytherianika’ in the world, as well as an electronic museum of Kythera. Major encyclopaedias utilise its content. It is used by many universities for educational purposes and has already been the subject of a Master’s and Ph.D thesis. It is the envy of other Greek-Australian, and cultural institutions in Australia, and around the world. (See the original ‘prospectus’ form for the website which accompanies this nomination).
In 2005, Angelo Notaras was instrumental in setting up the Kytherian World Heritage Fund. (A 4-page brochure, summarising the achievements of the KWHF to 2010 is included with this nomination). The main aim of the fund was to preserve the Kytherian heritage for the benefit of Kytherians worldwide.

Kytherian World Heritage Fund

The work of the fund grew out of Angelo Notaras’ initiative, along with brothers John and Mitchell, to personally fund, the publication of former Ambassador to Greece, Hugh Gilchrist’s comprehensive historical research, detailing the relationship between Greeks and Australians. Australians and Greeks, Volume 1 was published in 1992. A large print run of 5000 units was produced.

Angelo Notaras also contributed funds to the second volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 2 published in 1997. And to the third volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 3, published in 2004. The three volumes are the definitive history of the Greek presence in Australia.
Since 1992, under Angelo Notaras’ stewardship, the KWHF has gradually evolved into a minor publishing house, with 22 books on its publication list. Over time the KWHF has either published, or been heavily associated with the best three volumes of the history of the Greeks in Australia, as well as the best individual volumes on Greek Life in Australia in 1916, Greeks in Queensland, Greeks in Australian Cafes, Greeks in Australian cinemas, and the Greeks relationship with the Australian military. Excellent individual biographies and life stories of Greek and Kytherian Australians also form part of the publication list. As does a very good Greek cookbook.

Kytherian history is also well represented. The Kytherian World Heritage Fund have produced a general history of Kythera, and specific histories of Kythera under British occupation, the origins of Kytherian Surnames, the history of the town of Potamos, books of vintage photographs taken on Kythera during the early part of the twentieth century, and the best DVD historical and tourist guide for Kythera, ever produced. All are in print, and available.

In 2012, KWHF plans to print four additional books, including Kytherian Surnames, which traces the derivation of every Kytherian surname, and a photographic book, detailing the island of Kythera from the air.

A book list can be downloaded at
/download/KWHFBookPriceList.pdf

Kytherian Photography & Realia. The plate glass negative collection of Panayotis Fatseas – 1,800 valuable prints – which would have been lost to posterity, without the intervention of Angelo Notaras (Sydney), the Kythera Cultural Association, (Potamos, Kythera), under the Directorship of John Stathatos, and the KWHF. Plate glass negatives photographs taken on Kythera from the 1920’s to 1940’s were deteriorating in a storeroom on the island. Angelo Notaras provided computers, scanners, printers, archiving material, and secure storage containers for this important preservation project. This led to a major exhibition at the prestigious Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, and to the publication of Panayotis Fatseas. Faces of Kythera, 1920-1938. (2008).
Angelo Notaras has also been involved with a number of Special Projects on the island of Kythera.

Eye Clinic on Kythera. KWHF provided some input into conceiving the idea. It was actioned by Professor Minas Coroneo, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of NSW. Minas mobilised ophthalmologists and optometrists from Europe and Australia, brought sophisticated equipment to the island, and tested the eye sight of many residents, and treated their eyes, en masse.

Medical Equipment containers to Kythera for distribution to the Hospital (Potamos), and Aged Care Facility, (Potamos). Financial and logistical aid in collecting, packing, and shipping beds, with internal moving parts, and equipment to enhance resident and patient mobility on the island. A 20ft container was sent in 2007, and a 40ft container in 2009. This should provide the residents on the island of Kythera with access to wheel chairs and other aids, for years to come.

Library Shelving for Kythera. Logistical and financial support to despatch library shelving, from Alhambra, Los Angeles, USA, to Kythera. (2009). These shelves will form part of the first lending library to be instigated on the island of Kythera. The projects was instigated and superbly managed by Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis, California, USA.

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).

Angelo Notaras joined the Board of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 2005 and has had a profound impact on its activities. He has made a significant contribution in both terms of advice to and mentoring of the younger members of the Board .

Since his appointment to the Board his influence has been widespread and includes the following:
Angelo has encouraged a sharper focus on cultural issues, particularly through www.kythera-family.net and the book publishing arm of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund, with the result that the Association now expends far more funds on important cultural activities than it had done hitherto. As a result, many important works - in both the English and Greek language - have been published and made available for the first time.

With his proven business acumen, Angelo has provided wise counsel at the time the Association’s Board evaluated and purchased a building for investment purposes and for the creation of a substantial cultural resource centre and library in Rockdale known as Kythera House.

Angelo advised the Board on how to best achieve the refurbishment of Kythera House in order to provide a high quality cultural centre, which would be attractive to both members and friends of the Association, in order to promote greater use of the facility and the resources amongst members of the Kytherian and wider Greek-Australian community.

He has encouraged the setting up of record and account systems to increase the Association’s membership base.

Angelo has also determinedly pursued the revised and updating of the Association’s Constitution in order to help meet the needs of a 21st century cultural organisation.

Photos > Diaspora Social Life

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 20.12.2012

Angelo Notaras, with good friends Rene Condoleon, and Irinie and Angelo Crones

On the occasion of Angelo Notaras receiving the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

On the 10th December, 2012, at a ceremony at the Athenian Restaurant, Barrack Street, Sydney, attended by family, friends, and members of the Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, Angelo Notaras was presented with the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Kytherian Medal of Honour, Reverse side.

He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition which read:

Hellenic Republic

Municipality of Kythera

Honorary Award

KYTHERIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR

To

Evangelos Notaras,

in recognition of his achievements for the Greek Orthodox Church

and his social and cultural contribution

to Greek-Australian & Kytherian Culture

both in Australia and in Kythera

Kythera, December 1, 2012,

The Mayor of Kythera

Theodore Koukoulis

The Medal of the Municipality of Kythera
awarded by Professor George Leontsinis,
Municipal Councillor,
Representative of the Municipality of Kythera

Angelo Notaras received the award for the following services:

Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).


Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera
.

In 2000 Angelo Notaras was a member of the Millennium Heritage Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame. The Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame ensured recognition for Australian athletes of Greek heritage who had represented Australia and had attained prominent positions in Australian sport. The Millennium Heritage Committee formed the Provicare Foundation, a charity established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church to aid disadvantaged persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Funding for the Provicare Foundation was undertaken on an Australia-wide basis under the direction of Angelo Notaras and Father Steven Scoutas of St Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Angelo Notaras and Father Steven developed a proposal under which Angelo and John manufactured (all at their own cost) moulds to create thousands of hollow plastic batons, fashioned to resemble Greek columns, that were distributed to communities and parishes throughout Australia, to be filled with coin donations. They also coordinated the packaging, transport and delivery of the plastic batons to every single Greek Orthodox parish and community across Australia, as well as monitoring and accounting for the returns after nine months. The initial efforts raised $500,000 and, with subsequent distribution and collection of batons, the final fundraising amount totalled some $700,000. This amount has been used to further the aims of the Provicare Foundation, focusing particularly on the Sydney metropolitan area. The success of these achievements is principally due to the inspiration, financial support and commitment of Angelo Notaras.

Angelo Notaras also participated in further fundraising for the purposes of refurbishing premises provided by the NSW Government at Marine Parade, Brighton-le-Sands; a sum in excess of $100,000 was raised for the Provicare Foundation and the Greek Welfare Centre to provide social services to disadvantaged persons.

As a result of these acts of beneficence, Angelo was awarded the "Cross of St. Andrew", the Greek Orthodox Church's highest award. The medal was presented on 28 November 2003 for “valuable services to the Church and the community”. (A photograph of Angelo Notaras, with wife Mary, taken on the day of presentation, is included with this nomination).
Services to the island of Kythera, Greece, and the Greek-Australian and Kytherian-Australian community.

Kythera is a small island that lies at the tip of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The large island of Crete is located to the South of Kythera. Since 1854, a majority of the islands’ residents have chosen to migrate to Australia. 3000 Kytherians live on the island. There are 60,000 Kytherians and their descendants’ resident in Australia.

In 2003 James Prineas, a Kytherian-Australian living in Germany, devised the concept of an electronic cultural archive, based on an open access web-site. He proposed that www.kythera-family.net be established, and that instead of being based on the ‘standard’ principle of a ‘central’ web master, monitoring and ordering web content – the kythera-family site should be accessible to all. Kytherians from all around the world were empowered to upload photographs, stories and audio-files, directly onto the site. The concept sounds passé, 10 years ‘down the track’, but at the time, it was revolutionary.

Angelo Notaras recognised immediately that the idea was brilliant. He and John agreed to provide a substantial sum as seed capital to establish the web-site. With his contribution, and his imprimatur, the site became operational very quickly. In the past 10 years the site content has grown to almost 18,000 entries. It is construed as the ‘Encyclopaedia Kytherianika’ in the world, as well as an electronic museum of Kythera. Major encyclopaedias utilise its content. It is used by many universities for educational purposes and has already been the subject of a Master’s and Ph.D thesis. It is the envy of other Greek-Australian, and cultural institutions in Australia, and around the world. (See the original ‘prospectus’ form for the website which accompanies this nomination).
In 2005, Angelo Notaras was instrumental in setting up the Kytherian World Heritage Fund. (A 4-page brochure, summarising the achievements of the KWHF to 2010 is included with this nomination). The main aim of the fund was to preserve the Kytherian heritage for the benefit of Kytherians worldwide.

Kytherian World Heritage Fund

The work of the fund grew out of Angelo Notaras’ initiative, along with brothers John and Mitchell, to personally fund, the publication of former Ambassador to Greece, Hugh Gilchrist’s comprehensive historical research, detailing the relationship between Greeks and Australians. Australians and Greeks, Volume 1 was published in 1992. A large print run of 5000 units was produced.

Angelo Notaras also contributed funds to the second volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 2 published in 1997. And to the third volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 3, published in 2004. The three volumes are the definitive history of the Greek presence in Australia.
Since 1992, under Angelo Notaras’ stewardship, the KWHF has gradually evolved into a minor publishing house, with 22 books on its publication list. Over time the KWHF has either published, or been heavily associated with the best three volumes of the history of the Greeks in Australia, as well as the best individual volumes on Greek Life in Australia in 1916, Greeks in Queensland, Greeks in Australian Cafes, Greeks in Australian cinemas, and the Greeks relationship with the Australian military. Excellent individual biographies and life stories of Greek and Kytherian Australians also form part of the publication list. As does a very good Greek cookbook.

Kytherian history is also well represented. The Kytherian World Heritage Fund have produced a general history of Kythera, and specific histories of Kythera under British occupation, the origins of Kytherian Surnames, the history of the town of Potamos, books of vintage photographs taken on Kythera during the early part of the twentieth century, and the best DVD historical and tourist guide for Kythera, ever produced. All are in print, and available.

In 2012, KWHF plans to print four additional books, including Kytherian Surnames, which traces the derivation of every Kytherian surname, and a photographic book, detailing the island of Kythera from the air.

A book list can be downloaded at
/download/KWHFBookPriceList.pdf

Kytherian Photography & Realia. The plate glass negative collection of Panayotis Fatseas – 1,800 valuable prints – which would have been lost to posterity, without the intervention of Angelo Notaras (Sydney), the Kythera Cultural Association, (Potamos, Kythera), under the Directorship of John Stathatos, and the KWHF. Plate glass negatives photographs taken on Kythera from the 1920’s to 1940’s were deteriorating in a storeroom on the island. Angelo Notaras provided computers, scanners, printers, archiving material, and secure storage containers for this important preservation project. This led to a major exhibition at the prestigious Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, and to the publication of Panayotis Fatseas. Faces of Kythera, 1920-1938. (2008).
Angelo Notaras has also been involved with a number of Special Projects on the island of Kythera.

Eye Clinic on Kythera. KWHF provided some input into conceiving the idea. It was actioned by Professor Minas Coroneo, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of NSW. Minas mobilised ophthalmologists and optometrists from Europe and Australia, brought sophisticated equipment to the island, and tested the eye sight of many residents, and treated their eyes, en masse.

Medical Equipment containers to Kythera for distribution to the Hospital (Potamos), and Aged Care Facility, (Potamos). Financial and logistical aid in collecting, packing, and shipping beds, with internal moving parts, and equipment to enhance resident and patient mobility on the island. A 20ft container was sent in 2007, and a 40ft container in 2009. This should provide the residents on the island of Kythera with access to wheel chairs and other aids, for years to come.

Library Shelving for Kythera. Logistical and financial support to despatch library shelving, from Alhambra, Los Angeles, USA, to Kythera. (2009). These shelves will form part of the first lending library to be instigated on the island of Kythera. The projects was instigated and superbly managed by Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis, California, USA.

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).

Angelo Notaras joined the Board of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 2005 and has had a profound impact on its activities. He has made a significant contribution in both terms of advice to and mentoring of the younger members of the Board .

Since his appointment to the Board his influence has been widespread and includes the following:
Angelo has encouraged a sharper focus on cultural issues, particularly through www.kythera-family.net and the book publishing arm of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund, with the result that the Association now expends far more funds on important cultural activities than it had done hitherto. As a result, many important works - in both the English and Greek language - have been published and made available for the first time.

With his proven business acumen, Angelo has provided wise counsel at the time the Association’s Board evaluated and purchased a building for investment purposes and for the creation of a substantial cultural resource centre and library in Rockdale known as Kythera House.

Angelo advised the Board on how to best achieve the refurbishment of Kythera House in order to provide a high quality cultural centre, which would be attractive to both members and friends of the Association, in order to promote greater use of the facility and the resources amongst members of the Kytherian and wider Greek-Australian community.

He has encouraged the setting up of record and account systems to increase the Association’s membership base.

Angelo has also determinedly pursued the revised and updating of the Association’s Constitution in order to help meet the needs of a 21st century cultural organisation.

Photos > Diaspora Social Life

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 20.12.2012

Professor George Leontsinis, who is also a Councillor on the Municipality of Kythera Council

....making the speech before conferring upon Angelo Notaras, the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

On the 10th December, 2012, at a ceremony at the Athenian Restaurant, Barrack Street, Sydney, attended by family, friends, and members of the Committee of the Kytherian Association of Australia, Angelo Notaras was presented with the Kytherian Medal of Honour.

Kytherian Medal of Honour, Reverse side.

He was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition which read:

Hellenic Republic

Municipality of Kythera

Honorary Award

KYTHERIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR

To

Evangelos Notaras,

in recognition of his achievements for the Greek Orthodox Church

and his social and cultural contribution

to Greek-Australian & Kytherian Culture

both in Australia and in Kythera

Kythera, December 1, 2012,

The Mayor of Kythera

Theodore Koukoulis

The Medal of the Municipality of Kythera
awarded by Professor George Leontsinis,
Municipal Councillor,
Representative of the Municipality of Kythera

Angelo Notaras received the award for the following services:

Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).


Services to the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and the Greek community & Kytherian community in Australia & on Kythera
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In 2000 Angelo Notaras was a member of the Millennium Heritage Committee of the Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame. The Greek Australian Sports Hall of Fame ensured recognition for Australian athletes of Greek heritage who had represented Australia and had attained prominent positions in Australian sport. The Millennium Heritage Committee formed the Provicare Foundation, a charity established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church to aid disadvantaged persons suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Funding for the Provicare Foundation was undertaken on an Australia-wide basis under the direction of Angelo Notaras and Father Steven Scoutas of St Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Angelo Notaras and Father Steven developed a proposal under which Angelo and John manufactured (all at their own cost) moulds to create thousands of hollow plastic batons, fashioned to resemble Greek columns, that were distributed to communities and parishes throughout Australia, to be filled with coin donations. They also coordinated the packaging, transport and delivery of the plastic batons to every single Greek Orthodox parish and community across Australia, as well as monitoring and accounting for the returns after nine months. The initial efforts raised $500,000 and, with subsequent distribution and collection of batons, the final fundraising amount totalled some $700,000. This amount has been used to further the aims of the Provicare Foundation, focusing particularly on the Sydney metropolitan area. The success of these achievements is principally due to the inspiration, financial support and commitment of Angelo Notaras.

Angelo Notaras also participated in further fundraising for the purposes of refurbishing premises provided by the NSW Government at Marine Parade, Brighton-le-Sands; a sum in excess of $100,000 was raised for the Provicare Foundation and the Greek Welfare Centre to provide social services to disadvantaged persons.

As a result of these acts of beneficence, Angelo was awarded the "Cross of St. Andrew", the Greek Orthodox Church's highest award. The medal was presented on 28 November 2003 for “valuable services to the Church and the community”. (A photograph of Angelo Notaras, with wife Mary, taken on the day of presentation, is included with this nomination).
Services to the island of Kythera, Greece, and the Greek-Australian and Kytherian-Australian community.

Kythera is a small island that lies at the tip of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. The large island of Crete is located to the South of Kythera. Since 1854, a majority of the islands’ residents have chosen to migrate to Australia. 3000 Kytherians live on the island. There are 60,000 Kytherians and their descendants’ resident in Australia.

In 2003 James Prineas, a Kytherian-Australian living in Germany, devised the concept of an electronic cultural archive, based on an open access web-site. He proposed that www.kythera-family.net be established, and that instead of being based on the ‘standard’ principle of a ‘central’ web master, monitoring and ordering web content – the kythera-family site should be accessible to all. Kytherians from all around the world were empowered to upload photographs, stories and audio-files, directly onto the site. The concept sounds passé, 10 years ‘down the track’, but at the time, it was revolutionary.

Angelo Notaras recognised immediately that the idea was brilliant. He and John agreed to provide a substantial sum as seed capital to establish the web-site. With his contribution, and his imprimatur, the site became operational very quickly. In the past 10 years the site content has grown to almost 18,000 entries. It is construed as the ‘Encyclopaedia Kytherianika’ in the world, as well as an electronic museum of Kythera. Major encyclopaedias utilise its content. It is used by many universities for educational purposes and has already been the subject of a Master’s and Ph.D thesis. It is the envy of other Greek-Australian, and cultural institutions in Australia, and around the world. (See the original ‘prospectus’ form for the website which accompanies this nomination).
In 2005, Angelo Notaras was instrumental in setting up the Kytherian World Heritage Fund. (A 4-page brochure, summarising the achievements of the KWHF to 2010 is included with this nomination). The main aim of the fund was to preserve the Kytherian heritage for the benefit of Kytherians worldwide.

Kytherian World Heritage Fund

The work of the fund grew out of Angelo Notaras’ initiative, along with brothers John and Mitchell, to personally fund, the publication of former Ambassador to Greece, Hugh Gilchrist’s comprehensive historical research, detailing the relationship between Greeks and Australians. Australians and Greeks, Volume 1 was published in 1992. A large print run of 5000 units was produced.

Angelo Notaras also contributed funds to the second volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 2 published in 1997. And to the third volume, Australians and Greeks, Volume 3, published in 2004. The three volumes are the definitive history of the Greek presence in Australia.
Since 1992, under Angelo Notaras’ stewardship, the KWHF has gradually evolved into a minor publishing house, with 22 books on its publication list. Over time the KWHF has either published, or been heavily associated with the best three volumes of the history of the Greeks in Australia, as well as the best individual volumes on Greek Life in Australia in 1916, Greeks in Queensland, Greeks in Australian Cafes, Greeks in Australian cinemas, and the Greeks relationship with the Australian military. Excellent individual biographies and life stories of Greek and Kytherian Australians also form part of the publication list. As does a very good Greek cookbook.

Kytherian history is also well represented. The Kytherian World Heritage Fund have produced a general history of Kythera, and specific histories of Kythera under British occupation, the origins of Kytherian Surnames, the history of the town of Potamos, books of vintage photographs taken on Kythera during the early part of the twentieth century, and the best DVD historical and tourist guide for Kythera, ever produced. All are in print, and available.

In 2012, KWHF plans to print four additional books, including Kytherian Surnames, which traces the derivation of every Kytherian surname, and a photographic book, detailing the island of Kythera from the air.

A book list can be downloaded at
/download/KWHFBookPriceList.pdf

Kytherian Photography & Realia. The plate glass negative collection of Panayotis Fatseas – 1,800 valuable prints – which would have been lost to posterity, without the intervention of Angelo Notaras (Sydney), the Kythera Cultural Association, (Potamos, Kythera), under the Directorship of John Stathatos, and the KWHF. Plate glass negatives photographs taken on Kythera from the 1920’s to 1940’s were deteriorating in a storeroom on the island. Angelo Notaras provided computers, scanners, printers, archiving material, and secure storage containers for this important preservation project. This led to a major exhibition at the prestigious Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, and to the publication of Panayotis Fatseas. Faces of Kythera, 1920-1938. (2008).
Angelo Notaras has also been involved with a number of Special Projects on the island of Kythera.

Eye Clinic on Kythera. KWHF provided some input into conceiving the idea. It was actioned by Professor Minas Coroneo, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of NSW. Minas mobilised ophthalmologists and optometrists from Europe and Australia, brought sophisticated equipment to the island, and tested the eye sight of many residents, and treated their eyes, en masse.

Medical Equipment containers to Kythera for distribution to the Hospital (Potamos), and Aged Care Facility, (Potamos). Financial and logistical aid in collecting, packing, and shipping beds, with internal moving parts, and equipment to enhance resident and patient mobility on the island. A 20ft container was sent in 2007, and a 40ft container in 2009. This should provide the residents on the island of Kythera with access to wheel chairs and other aids, for years to come.

Library Shelving for Kythera. Logistical and financial support to despatch library shelving, from Alhambra, Los Angeles, USA, to Kythera. (2009). These shelves will form part of the first lending library to be instigated on the island of Kythera. The projects was instigated and superbly managed by Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis, California, USA.

Services to the Kytherian Association of Australia (established 1922).

Angelo Notaras joined the Board of the Kytherian Association of Australia in 2005 and has had a profound impact on its activities. He has made a significant contribution in both terms of advice to and mentoring of the younger members of the Board .

Since his appointment to the Board his influence has been widespread and includes the following:
Angelo has encouraged a sharper focus on cultural issues, particularly through www.kythera-family.net and the book publishing arm of the Kytherian World Heritage Fund, with the result that the Association now expends far more funds on important cultural activities than it had done hitherto. As a result, many important works - in both the English and Greek language - have been published and made available for the first time.

With his proven business acumen, Angelo has provided wise counsel at the time the Association’s Board evaluated and purchased a building for investment purposes and for the creation of a substantial cultural resource centre and library in Rockdale known as Kythera House.

Angelo advised the Board on how to best achieve the refurbishment of Kythera House in order to provide a high quality cultural centre, which would be attractive to both members and friends of the Association, in order to promote greater use of the facility and the resources amongst members of the Kytherian and wider Greek-Australian community.

He has encouraged the setting up of record and account systems to increase the Association’s membership base.

Angelo has also determinedly pursued the revised and updating of the Association’s Constitution in order to help meet the needs of a 21st century cultural organisation.

Photos > Diaspora Social Life

submitted by Neos Kosmos, Melbourne on 20.12.2012

Sydney Symposium reveals hidden history

Anzac Greek connections re-appraised at 70th anniversary event

Photograph: Speakers and guests at the 70th Anniversary of Greek and Crete campaigns symposium in Sydney,including, from left to right: his excellency Mr Harris Dafaranos, Ambassador of Greece, Consul General of Greece, Vasilios Tollios, and Darren Mitchell, Director Veteran's Affairs, NSW Government.

Neos Kosmos, 18 Dec 2012

MICHAEL SWEET


More than 170 people attended last weekend's Symposium held in Sydney to explore and re-evaluate the connections between Australia and Greece forged in WWII. Convenor Dr Maria Hill told Neos Kosmos that the event was undertaken to raise awareness of the Greek and Crete campaigns and highlight the latest research on the subject.

"It was organised to encourage further scholarship, inform the broader community, and to encourage the Federal government to consider striking a medal for the veterans who fought there," said the author and historian.

Opened by Chair of the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle of Crete and Greek campaign - Mr James Jordan, the event was graced with the presence of many dignitaries including his excellency, Mr Harris Dafaranos, Ambassador of Greece. Speakers included author Professor Joy Damousi, Dr Brain Taafe, archaeologist Dr Michael Bendon and writer Susanna De Vries.

Also on the platform was Victorian MP John Pandazopoulos and Joint Committee member Nick Andriotakis. One of those in the audience was the celebrated Victorian author Gregory Day, whose new novel will explore the story of an Australian soldier hidden on Crete after the Allied surrender. Day has been working on the manuscript for three years and told Neos Kosmos that the symposium had been a valuable source of information, and had unveiled some new layers to the story of Anzac and British forces in Greece and Crete.

"It was very useful with such a variety of presentations," said the author, adding that his own particular interest lay in the cultural backdrop behind the Anzac story in Crete. "The story is immense and is particularly loaded. . You have a culture that goes back to the Minoan, Classical, Mythological period, interacting with a culture like Australia. "These soldiers from a young culture going to a very old culture, and the interchange that happens. "For a lot of the Australian soldiers the scales fell from their eyes - what it is to be a culture, what it is to be alive, and the nature of war."

The perfect source someone researching the subject, Day picked out New Zealand historian Ian Frazer's presentation as one of the most interesting in the day long event. Frazer - the son of an Anzac who went on the run in Crete - is the world's expert on the subject. "In history we look for the good stories; the feel-good connections, and of course it wasn't all like that in Crete. In Australia we're obsessed with creating positive legends," said Day. "Frazer's presentation struck an authentic note when he talked about the effect on the Cretan people of SOE [British secret service operations] during the occupation.

It was a very dangerous situation." Alf Carpenter, a 95-year-old veteran who fought in Greece and Crete with the 2/4th Infantry Battalion also attended the symposium. Carpenter applauded the organisation of the event. "It was well-run and they did a good job getting it all together," said the former RSM. Alf was based in Heraklion during the Battle of Crete and was evacuated just before it fell.

"The support we're getting from the Greek community is good, and it's important to keep things going this way," he said. "Somehow we have to get these stories through. The Greece and Crete campaigns was just seen as an offshoot. In my opinion it was just as important as the Gallipoli campaign as far as World War II was concerned".

Sydney-based Joint Committee member Nick Andriotakis said the symposium had been an unqualified success and has prepared the ground for new initiatives. "Our next step is to prepare for the Centenary of Anzac, where we and other organisations in NSW and Victoria, can come together to help commemorate and further recognise the contribution of the Anzacs in the Greek campaign and Battle of Crete.

"We'll also be continuing our campaign to persuade the Australian government to strike a medal for the Anzacs of the Greek campaign," said Mr Andriotakis.

Photos > Diaspora Social Life

submitted by Kytherian Association Of Australia on 26.12.2012

The Metropoliti of Kythera, Alexia Hatziplis-Photios, and George Hatziplis

Alexia Hatziplis-Photios, is the daughter of JIm Photios and Maria Hatziplis.

Photograph taken at the main table.

At the Kytherian Association of Australia dinner dance held on November 9th, 2012 at the Westside Lounge, Marrickville.

It was held in honour of the Metropoliti of Kythera, Father Petros, from Ayios Theothoros, and the Mayor of Kythera, Theothori Koukoulis.

A massive crowd of 500 members and guests attended.

Dance groups of all ages entertained the audience.

The Westside lounge is owned by the Hatziplis family.

The visit of the Kytherian visitors was sponspored by George Hatziplis. This significant act of beneficence on George Hatziplis' behalf has been much appreciated, and will reap significant benefits for Kythera and Kytherians, well into the future.