Migrants- Gera

 Life Story

Name: Onoufriades 
Name: Efstratios 
Life:     1932-2010
Father's Name: Mihail (Taifir, Eastern Thrace) 
Mother's Name:   Areti (Agia Paraskevi)
Siblings:  Onoufrios, Athanasios, Efthimios 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1954
Sponsor:    Mersini Papantoniou (my fiance at the time)
Married:  Mersini Papantoniou (Skopelos) 
Children:  Mihail, Areti (Rita)
City of Residence: Geralton, Western Australia and Sydney, Australia
Livelihood:  Small Business- shops (milk bar, travel agency, reception lounge)

  

Above: The Onoufriades family. The photograph was taken before I left for Australia. Standing are my brothers, Onoufrios, Athanasios, Efthimios (Father Magdalinos) and myself. Sitting are our parents, Mihail and Areti- with my niece, Aretoula.
Above Right: With my brother, Athanasios (Nasos).

 

Above: Members of Theatrical Group performing the love story Esme. In the top row, we are: myself, Mihail Vouyioukas, Mihail Giannikos, Nikolaos Thomas and Aliki Tzaneti. Sitting are: Maria Tzaneti, Korolia Hatzigiannaki and Simos Thomadiades. Circa 1950.
Above Right: Visiting my parents while on leave (from the army). From left, we are: my parents, Mihail and Areti, Stratoula- who is working on our family's field- and myself. 
 
 
 
Above: At the panygiri of Agia Magdalene in Skopelos. From left, we are: myself, unknown, Mihail Fotiades, Simos Thomadiades, unknown and Panagiotis Mihalakellis. The panygiri is held on July 22, and it is a pan-lesvian occasion.
Above Right: A portrait.
 
 
 
Above: Geralton, Western Australia. At a social dance in Railway Hall in the late 1950's. I am playing the guitar. Standing behind me is Xenophon Kamberis (from Loutra, Lesvos).
Above Right: Visiting my parents in 1967.