Biography Category: "Who was Who"

Alfred George KOURIS OAM

Alfred George Kouris OAM… Philanthropist, Patriot, Community Leader, Visionary, Educator, Playwright, Journalist, Author, Businessman, Builder and Retailer.   From the 2013 biography written by Clancy Tucker, journalist, author and human rights activist Alfred Kouris was born in July 1927 at

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Antonios ARISTODEMOU

Antonios Aristodemou was born in 1929, in Limassol, Cyprus. He was a virtuoso chanter who taught and celebrated the liturgical music of the Orthodox Church in Sydney and Adelaide respectively. To honour and recognise his significant contribution, the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Archbishop Stylianos HARKIANAKIS

On 3 February 1975, Harkianakis was elected Archbishop of Australia and Exarch of Oceania. He arrived in Sydney on 15 April and was enthroned on 26 April (Saturday of Lazarus). In this role, he engaged in many dialogues between Orthodoxy and other Christian groups, most prominently as co-chairman of the theological dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church, but also as co-chairman of the dialogue with the Anglican churches.

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Dimitri GOGOS

Dimitri Gogos was a huge advocate of multiculturalism, a humanitarian, a fighter for the social justice of immigrants and the creator of Greek festivals that have ensured that the Greek culture will continue to thrive in Australia for years to come  [Olympia Valance, granddaughter]

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Dorothy BUCKLAND-FULLER

Dorothy Buckland-Fuller was a sociologist and social activist of some longstanding, with a distinguished career in ethnic and multicultural politics, particularly as they impact upon women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She was a peace activist, an environmentalist, a feminist and committed to the cause of reconciliation with indigenous Australia. She was seen as the first to stand out in defence of ethnic women’s needs and rights in the public sphere.

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Eva KOUSSIDIS

Eva Koussidis was appointed by Don Dunstan in 1975 as the Inquiry Officer to assist migrants, particularly the Greek community with their problems.

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Fotos STAVROU

Fotos Stavros speaks to George Michelakakis about the early years in Cairo, World War II, his migration to Australia and his friendship with Chrysostomos Mandourides…

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George FEROS

George Feros, a ‘loveable eccentric’, humble man. He lived most of his seventy-eight years in Byron Bay. The story of George’s exploits has been recorded in a book, George his Passion, written by his daughter, Ruby. He was proud to be a Kytherian-Australian. George was born in Mitata in September 1903. He was one of eight children who survived to adulthood. The children included: Irene, Michael, John (known as Jack), Peter, Nicholas (Nick), George, Anthony and Kerani. George’s father was James (Dimitrios) and his mother Maria Sklavos.

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Harry CORONES

Harry (Haralambos) Corones was born on the 17th September 1883, at Kithira, Greece to Panayiotis Coroneos and Stamatea (nee Freeleagus). Harry migrated to Australia on the 10th August 1907. For full biography, please refer to Greek tab.   Timeline: 1909:

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James KALDIS

Date of Birth: 20/08/1932 Place of Birth: Greece Date of Death: 03/03/2007 Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   James (Takis) Kaldis was a Greek-born Australian politician. Kaldis was born in Greece in the village Boros (today known

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