Migrants- Plomari

 

Family Name: Sotirhou 
Name: Despina 
Life: 1906- 1990
Father's Name: Ioannis (Plomari) 
Mother's Name:   Persephone Maistrelli (Plomari) 
Siblings:  Irini (Pastelide), Georgios, Marianthi (Koundouri), Panagiotis, Pelagia (Savva), Dimitrios, Sofia (Psaltogianni)
Year of Arrival in New Zealand: 1930
Sponsor:    Georgios Sotirhos (her brother) 
Married: Mihail Giasoumis (Marathovouni, Cyprus) 
Children:  Persephone, Sophia, Andreas
City of Residence: Wellington, New Zealand 
Livelihood: Dressmaker

 

  

Above: Her parents, Ioannis and Persephone- with her sister, Sophia.

Above Middle: Three sisters. L-R: Sophia, Despina herself, and Pelagia. 

Above Right: A portrait. 

 

Above: Family, Wellinton (New Zealand). Standing are: Despina herself; her sister-in-law, Marika; and her brother, Georgios. The baby is Despina's daughter, Persephone, and the young girl is her niece, Polydora. 

Above Right: Walking in Wellington with her daughter, Persephone. 

 

Above: With her husband, Mihail. 

Above Right: With her children, Persephone, Sophia and Andrea- at Persephone's wedding.