Migrants- Stypsi


Family Name: Vaxevanis 
Name: Mersina "Mersa" 
Year of Birth:      1939
Father's Name: Fotios (Tsipni, Asia Minor/Agia Paraskevi)
Mother's Name:   Marianthi Voulouda (Stypsi)
Siblings:  Vasilios, Elpida 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1958
Sponsor:    Apostolos Sapounas (my fiance at the time) 
Married:  Apostolos Sapounas (Agia Paraskevi)
Children:  Angela, Chrysostomos 
City of Residence: Sydney, Australia
Livelihood:  Small Business- shops


Above: With my father, Fotios, my sister, Elpida and our cousin, Alexandra Seretis ("Hatzidimitriou"). I am on the right. 

Above Middle: With my mother, Marianthi, and sister, Elpida.

Above Right: My brother, Vasilios (left) during his National Service. 


Above: With my friend, Aglaia (right). 

Above Right: With my sister, Elpida, on my wedding day. 


Above: My wedding day. With my husband, Apostolos, and on the left is my sister, Elpida and her husband, Georgios, and our koubaro, Dimitrios Andreou. 

Above Right: On my honeymoon, with my husband, Apostolos. 


Above: With my husband, Apostolos, and our daughter, Angela. 

Above Right: Boarding the R.H.M.S. Patris with my husband, Apostolos; we are off to a holiday to Greece (1967). 


Above: On the R.H.M.S. Patris (1967). After winning the costume competition, my son, Chrysostomos "Chris" addresses the crowd. 

Above Right: With my husband, Apostolos, and our children, Angela and Chrysostomos. 

Above: With my mother, Marianthi, and my sister, Elpida.