Migrants- Ambeliko


Family Name: Despotelli  
Name: Maria   
Year of Birth:   1934
Father's Name: Andonios (Ambeliko)  
Mother's Name:   Angelouda Gazgaliou (Ambeliko)
Siblings:  Efstratios, Georgios  
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1964
Sponsor: Georgios Despotellis (my brother)
Married:   Nikolaos Vetsikas (Ambeliko) 
Children:  Sophia, Angela, Panagiotis 
City of Residence:   Melbourne, Australia
Livelihood:  Small Business- fish & chips shops


Above: My mother, Angelouda, with her mother, Marigo, and brother, Ioannis. 

Above Middle: My paternal grandfather, Efstratios Despotellis. 

Above Right: My paternal grandfather, Marigo Despotellis. 


Above: With my husband, Nikolaos and our koubara, Sophia Paleologou.  

Above Right: Family members. L-R: Mersini Despotelli; myself; my brother, Efstratios Despotellis; my daughter, Sophia; Mersini Chrisafi; my father, Andonios Despotellis; Maria Despotelli;  and Athanasios Chrisafis. 


Above: With my children, Angela, Panagiotis and Sophia. 

Above Right: With my husband, Nikolaos, and our children, Sophia, Panagiotis and Angela. 


Above: For many years I have served on the Women's Auxiliary of the Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne and Victoria. L-R: Calliope Fonia, Angela Iatropoulou, Eleni Kafetzelli, Efstratia Pavli, Dimitra Marmarou, Nitsa Firisi and dina Alexeli. I am in the front. 

Above Right: Dancing in traditional Lesvian dress at the Antipodes Festival, Melbourne (2009). 

Above: At my grandson Spyridonas' wedding with our family.