submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 22.12.2004
Maria kindly allowed me to publish this photo in the interest of identifying the culprits. The very handsome bloke sitting on the ground at left is the spitting image of my yet unborn father. His father, George Spiro Tsicalas, was supposedly on the Tablelands in 1916, aged 36, and, according to family folklore, didn’t come back to the Northern Rivers until 1917. But…you never know?
Known to be in Lismore in 1916 were:
Peter Emmanuel and Kalliopi (nee Andronicos) Comino (aged 46 and 38), with their children Stella (19) and Muriel (17), living in North Lismore, but also with a residence on their farm at Nimbin.
Emmanuel Dimitrios Notaras (24), Nick Harry Flaskas (21) and George Hlentzos (40) at the Olympia Café in Molesworth St.
George Poulos (32), (but probably the same George Theo Georgopoulos, or Tzortzopoulos, aged 23 in 1916, who married Zafiria Dimitrios Crethary 1929 Lismore with Dorothy Poulos of Cobar as bridesmaid), Nick Poulos (35), Zenah Poulos (22) and John Prineas (17) at the Busy Bee café (and possibly the Canberra café at the time) in Woodlark St.
Peter Nick Theodore (10) who went to Muswellbrook, probably with his parents, in early 1916.
Archie Panaretos (23) who went to Mullumbimby around early 1916.
Mick Catsoulis (34), the son of Charles and Marigo, nee Panaretos, who established a wholesale fruit business in Woodlark St around late 1916.
Peter Harry Flaskas (18) who came from Maclean, and Harry James Flaskas (22) who came from Cowra, around late 1916.
Harry Angelo Logus (24) who supposedly left the Olympia in 1915/16 and went to Musswellbrook with the Andronicos Bros.
Athena Andrulakis/Lakis (Ithacan aged 48) who owned a couple of shops in Woodlark St, but was at Bangalow in 1916 when she married a fellow Ithacan, Conis/Ionis Vervorakis (23). Her Aust born son, Con/Foiti, was probably minding one of the Lismore shops. Another son, Harry (21), with wife Cecila, was somewhere around the place.
Paul Spiro Coronakis, aged 26 of Corfu, was also around the place somewhere. He took over the Canberra café, one of the Poulos cafes, an ex Andrulakis shop, in 1919/20.
Residents from Casino, Ballina, etc, also may have been present for the get-together. Other known females and children around in 1916 were Cornelia Cordato (nee Chambiras), aged 30, and children Catherin (6), Hariklia (5) and Emmanuel (3), of Casino, and Anthie Minucoe of Kyogle (married Tony Cordato 1916 Casino.)
I’m in the process of identifying all the Greeks in this neck of the woods, so I’d be grateful for anybody taking a stab at putting names to faces.
See other local photos and Maria’s scholarly ground breaking work at http://www.cybernaut.com.au/greeksinoz/
submitted by James Gavriles on 09.03.2004
My Uncle Theodore D. Gavrilys in the US Army WW I. Fought in France in the trenches against the Germans.I think this is how he became a U.S citizen as many did back then.
submitted by James Gavriles on 03.04.2004
A family gathering at my Uncle Peter D. Gavrilis home in Athens, Ampelokipi area.
The lady at far left seated is Pagonitsa Gavriles, my aunt. Lady with white scarf Androniki Lahanas, next to her her husband Gerasimos Lahanas. In the sailors outfit is John Lahanas, brother of Androniki. Lady seated next to Androniki is Chrysi Simos. Behind her is her daughter Stamatia. Next to John is my cousin Tassos Lourandos. Next to him is Hori Sophios, daughter of Costas Pagonis, who is next to her. He is brother of my Aunt Pagonitsa. The man seated seated at far right is my Uncle Peter Gavriles.
Stamatia standing on far right. Her son might be the one standing on far left.
submitted by James Gavriles on 06.01.2006
Foto Panaretos (nee Firopoulos). Was my Uncle Alex Panaretos's wife. They had one son, Theordore A. Panaretos, seen in other pictures in this website as a soldier in WW II. Not sure what village she was from in Kythera, but part of the Firopoulos clan.
My mother, Helen (nee Panaretos), and father Nicholas Gavriles in front of their Model A Ford 1929. Parked next to our restaurant "The Atlas Cafe", Highland Park, Michigan. The restaurant was 2 blocks away from the original Ford Model T plant where mass production originated
My mother Helen, far right, and her siblings, while living in Smyrna. There were several other brothers, not in the picture.
Not sure as to the last names of the men on the left. I think the man in the middle is Kassimatis. He was responsible for building the hospital over in Logothetianica by having fund-raising events in various US cities here in the 50's to raise money for the hospital. The man on the far right is my Uncle Theodore D. Gavrilys. This is in front of the Ship-A-Hoy restaurant in New York. Maybe someone else is more familiar?
Having fought in France during WW I in the US Army, my uncle Theodore Gavrilys re-enlisted in the Army for WW II and was a seargent. This time he didn't have to go over to Europe. He was stationed in the States in charge of armaments. Always proud to have served his adopted country he always managed to attend the VFW functions in the US in his uniform.
submitted by James Gavriles on 22.12.2004
Kytherian Brotherhood Detroit, Michigan.
Top row: 3rd from left Nick Cominos, 2nd from right Paul Galacatos, far right Theodore Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos).
Bottom row: 2nd from left Emmanuel Georgopoulos (Tzortzopoulos), 2nd from right Nick Galacatos, far right, my Father Nick Gavriles. The others, I don't know who they are.
submitted by Peter Samios on 07.03.2004
My father George Peter Samios, saying a poem at a Greek school concert, Sydney in 1960.
submitted by Peter Samios on 08.04.2010
Samios Family photo, taken in Sydney, about 1940.
Front row (left to right) Panayioti Samios and Alkiviadis Samios.
Back row (left to right) Spiro, George and Frank Samios.
Father of Penelope Samios, Aloizianika. Taken in about 1920.
Photo taken at wedding, 1934, shows:
In front row (right to left) Panayioti and Penelope Samios, Panayioti and Katerina Samios/Dimitropolous.
In back row (right to left) Yiannoula Samios (later Milonopoulos), Mina and Dimitra Samios (groom's parents), Maria Samios (bride's mother), Alkiviadis Samios and Kalliope Samios.
Penelope and Panayioti were engaged in 1933 and married in 1934 in Aloizianika, Kythera.
submitted by James Gavriles on 20.01.2004
State Bar Mourns the Loss of Former Justice Theodore Souris
State Bar leaders have expressed deep sadness on the death of Theodore Souris, a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, who succumbed to leukemia on June 21st, 2002 in Chicago. He was 76 years old.
Souris was first appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in January 1960 by former governor G. Mennen Williams, and elected in November the same year to a term expiring in 1969. At age 33, he was the youngest justice to have served on the high court. He was also the first person of Greek heritage to serve on any state's highest appellate court. He returned to private practice, concentrating on business law, after his service to the Supreme Court.
"Ted Souris was one of the finest lawyers who ever practiced in this state," said Bruce W. Neckers, president of the State Bar of Michigan. "He had a remarkable career as a lawyer and jurist and he will be missed by all of us."
The executive director of the State Bar, John T. Berry said he learned of the tremendous integrity of Justice Souri early in his tenure. "I was fortunate to begin corresponding with him recently and learned of his gracious manner. It is a great loss to us all and my prayers go out to his family and friends," Berry said.
Born and raised in Detroit, Souris served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and returned to earn his law degree at the University of Michigan in 1949. Other career highlights include serving as general counsel for the Office of Price Stabilization in Michigan and as Wayne County circuit court judge. He was also the first chairman of the State board of Canvassers from 1954 to 1959 and, a member of the state's Board of Ethics from 1974 to 1984. Justice Souris was the founding member of the Hellenic American Bar Association.
His wife, Karla Scherer, four children and seven grandchildren survive Souris.
submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 14.01.2004
Stratis Tzannes (third from right) about to leave Greece for Australia with his bride Phofo (nee Panaretos) (third from left). Also pictured, Peter Crithary (left) and Phofo’s father Spiros Panaretos (second from left)
Family name: Panaretos & Tzannes
Village of origin: Potamos & Livadi
Photo taken: Greece 1939
Spiros Panaretos and Eleni Gengos were married on Kythera in 1906. They had seven children, five of whom came to Australia. The second youngest Phofo married Stratis Tzannes from Livadi in 1939.
Family name: Panaretos
Village of origin: Potamos
Photo taken: Kythera, 1906
From left to right: Manoli Travis, Maria Travis (nee Tzannes), Stratis Tzannes, Annetta Tzannes, Arhondo Tzannes (nee Panaretos), Manoli Tzannes and Kalomira Tzannes (their mother and mother in law)
Family name: Tzannes
Village of origin: Livadi
Photo taken: 1938-9
From left to right: brothers Con, Jack, Charles and Stratis Tzannes.
Stratis, the eldest brother, had arranged for three of his four surviving brothers to migrate to Australia. The fourth and youngest brother Dimitri remained in Greece.
Family name: Tzannes
Village of origin: Livadi
Photo taken: Armidale, NSW c1945
When Stratis and Phofo (nee Panaretos) married they had to go to Athens to find a priest who would marry them because Stratis’ brother had earlier married Phofo’s sister and the Kytherian priests would not marry them.
Family name: Tzannes & Panaretos
Village of origin: Livadi & Potamos
Photo taken: May 1939 in Athens
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