submitted by James Gavriles on 11.08.2003
My uncle Alex Panaretos with my cousin Ted Panaretos, his son, and one of their creamery trucks from the 1920's.
3 of the 6 Gavriles brothers in 1920's. Detroit , Michigan
left to right: Peter D., Theodore D., and my father, Nicholas D. Gavriles.
submitted by James Gavriles on 22.12.2004
My Uncle Theodore Gavrilys on right with Mr. and Mrs Emanuel Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos), with child, probably one of my cousins. In Detroit Michigan 1920's
My mother and her 2 sisters with brother-in-law. Standing are my mother's eldest sister Aspacia Panaretos and her husband John Nomecos. Seated are my mother Helen Panaretos and her sister Mary Panaretos. Taken in Detroit, Michigan late 20's
My mother's brother Alex Panaretos and his son Theodore. All dressed up for something or just the photo? Detroit, Michigan 1920's. Alex was married to Foto Feros from Kythera. Born in 1893, died in 1962.
Owned a restaurant and also a dairy in the Detroit area.
My uncle John.D.Gavriles who was a wrestler in his youth in Chicago. He was know as John Gabriel with the nickname of "Brokos". Not sure what the nickname was about? He was my father's eldest brother. Born in Logothetianica in 1889. Died in Detroit in 1967. Had one son Demetrios Gavriles, who lived in Pittsburg, and has now died within the last couple of years.
Theodore D. Gavrilys in the teens. My father's second oldest brother. Detroit, Michigan. Born in 1892 in Logothetinica, died in 1973. Had 3 children: Pauline, James, and Zaharias (Jack). Was married to Mary Coucoulis, also from Kythera
submitted by Mary Hope on 05.08.2003
Nick Comino and his wife Margarita (nee Galanis).
Read about them in the oral history section of this website. Simply click here:
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 07.08.2003
Stamatia (Matty) Notaras (nee Tzortzopoulos) pictured here in Greek national dress.
This studio photograph was taken in Greece circa 1937, when Stamatia and her family returned to Kythera for seven years. The Tzortzopoulos family was originally from the village Karavas, Kythera.
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 04.08.2003
Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (left) and friend standing in city street, maybe in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Theodoros was born in Karavas, Kythera. He migrated to Australia around 1919. Initially he settled in Sydney, NSW, and later settled in Crookwell, NSW, where he ran a milk bar business.
submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 31.07.2003
L to R: Emmanuel Dimitrios Notaras and his first cousins Anthony and John Lambrinos Notaras, at Grafton 1912.
Twenty three year old Emmanuel, in partnership with 20yr old Nick Harry Flaskas, took over the Olympia Cafe in Lismore from 'Andronicos Bros & Comino' in late 1915.
They sold out to Theo George Fardouly around late 1918 and went their separate ways; Emmanuel to Rockhampton and Nick to Toogoolawah.
John (1892-1962) and Anthony (1895-1991) Notaras of Friligianika put down roots in Grafton, where their descendants remain prominent citizens to this day.
submitted by Peter Haniotis on 17.07.2003
This fine photo is in my collection but I am not sure of the subjects. I think the man sitting on the right is Adonis Prineas (Dimitrelou). Can anyone help me with the others? It was probably taken in the 1930s in Australia.
submitted by Peter McCarthy on 02.07.2003
Kyriakos Baveas was born on the island of Kythera (Cerigo) 25 December 1880. His father was John Baveas who lived at Potamos.
Kyriakos together with son John Kyriakos Baveas arrived on a German ship the Roon at Sydney in 1908 and worked with other Baveas relatives in Inverell of a year before moving on to Narrabri for another seven years.
Kyriakos returned to Greece and fought in the Great War from 1916-23. It is possible that he may have been in Australia earlier than 1908 as his naturalization papers indicate that he had returned to Greece 1903-1904 to fight in the Balkans War.
He arrived back in Australia 1923/24 and bought the business of Con Peters & Co from Con Emmanuel Fardouly at Tingha which he conducted in his own name.
Kyriakos wife Stavroula (nee Fardouly) was still in Potamos in 1928 when he applied for naturalization as were his other children Metaxia aged 15, Helen 11, Peter 10, and Nicholas 8.
Kyriakos Baveas returned to Kythera 1930 and died shortly afterwards
submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 28.07.2003
L to R: Stan, David and Con Andronicos, the sons of Fr Theo Andronicos of Kousounari. They were in partnership with their brother-in-law, Peter Emmanuel Comino (Gialdelis), in the Olympia Cafe, Lismore, 1910-1915.
David established an Andronicos Bros branch at Tenterfield in 1906, while Charles, the youngest brother, established the main branch at Muswellbrook in 1908. David sold to Cordatos Bros ~1914 and spent a year Lismore until selling out to Notaras & Flaskas and joining Charlie at Muswellbrook.
Con and Stan returned separately to Kythera prewar but came back post war to join David and Charlie at Muswellbrook. Con married Stamatia Michalakaki (Tsicalas) 1912 Potamos.
The brothers finally sold their Niagara Cafe at Muswellbrook to Con Coroneos 1926/27 and went their separate ways.
submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 01.08.2003
Jack Cosma Aroney married Stavroula George Lianos 1917 Sydney. They sold their Murbah shops to Nick Antonios Koukoulis 1921 and after ventures at Southport, Goulburn, Bundarra, Talwood and Cooroy finally settled in Sydney in 1929.
L to R: Peter, Jim and Jack Cosma Aroney (Theodoropoulos) with cousin Anthi Minucoe. Anthi married Tony Manuel Theodorakakis (Cordatos) at Casino in 1916 in the first Greek Orthodox wedding on the North Coast of NSW.
The 3 brothers landed Christmas Day 1899, but Peter and Jim returned to Kythera ~1904. Jim returned 1906 and he and Jack then moved to Murwillumbah to work for Samio & Andronico, subsequently buying the businesses (2 cafes: The Tweed River Oyster Saloon and The Olympic Cafe.)
Peter came back 1908 and went to Maryborough with Jim ~1915, but returned to Kythera with him 1916.
Jack became main face of Murbah business until selling to Nick Antonios Koukoulis 1921.
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 10.06.2003
This wedding portrait celebrates the marriage of Maria Aroney to Dimitri Dorbis. The wedding took place at St Thomas’ Church in Port Macquarie on the 27th June 1951. Father Klavidis was brought up from St Sofia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Sydney to celebrate this marriage.
Back row from left to right:
Steve Aroney (bride’s brother), Mary & Vassili Kyritsis (groom’s sister and brother in law), Dimitri & Maria Dorbis (groom & bride), Efrosini Pentes (bride’s sister),
Maria Levoune (bride’s first cousin), Kos Aroney (bride’s brother).
Front row from left to right:
Stamatia Aroney (bride’s mother), Matina Pentes (bride’s niece), Peter Pentes (bride’s nephew), Dimitri Aroney (bride’s father), Maria Pentes (bride’s niece).
This portrait of Efrosini Aroney in Greek costume was taken in 1939 at a fundraising event organised by the Greek community in Port Macquarie, N.S.W, to raise money for the war effort. Efrosini was 16 years of age at the time this portrait was taken.
Andonis (Tony) Pentopoulos was born in 1912 in the village of Potamos, Kythera. He migrated to Australia in 1928 and took Australian citizenship in 1938. In 1941 he was called to serve in the Australian Army. He served his adopted country for four years during WWII.
This wedding portrait celebrates the marriage of Andonis Pentopoulos to Efrosini Aroney.
The wedding took place at St Thomas’ Church in Port Macquarie on the 16th December in 1942.
For this portrait they caught a taxi after the wedding ceremony to nearest photographers studio in Kempsey.
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