Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos arrived in Australia in May 1926. He was the first member of the Greek Diplomatic Service to hold the position of Consul-General in Australia. [The Telegraph, Fri 21 May 1926 | Page 8]
On Tuesday 18th May 1926, the newspaper The Argus, published a photo of his arrival to Australia with his wife and three children (page 9) with the caption below:
For the first time Greece has appointed a Consul-General in Australia, consular business having previously been transacted by Greek residents of Australia. Mr. L. Chrysanthopoulos, with his wife and three children. Marika, Nicholas, and Themistocles, reached Melbourne by the Maloja yesterday on the way to Sydney.
- Details of his arrival were published in The Sun on Thu 20 May 1926, (Page 5)
GREEK CONSUL CHRYSANTHOPOULOS HERE
The newly appointed’ Consul-General for Greece in Australia-, Mr. N. Chrysanthopoulos, arrived In Sydney by the Maloja today to take up his duties. He was accompanied by his wife and three children. Mr.- Chrysanthopoulos ‘has had wide experience In the Greek Consular service, in England,’ America,” Turkey, Egypt, and North Africa. The new Consul was met at the boat by Mr. D. Kouvaras, president of -the Greek Community; Archbishop Christopher, of the Greek. Church; Mr. E. Andronicus, Vice-Consul, and a large number of the Greek community. It would be his object, he said, to increase trade between his’ country and Australia.