Village- Vatousa

 

Family Name: Kontellis
Name: Ioannis
Year Of Birth:  1927-2015
Father' Name: Paleologos
Mother's Name:   Ekaterini Stamatelli
Siblings:  Vasilios, Fotis, Pavlos, Giorgos, Eleni (Mihalakellis), Andonios, Efstratios, Fotini (Douros)
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1963
Sponsor:    Andonios Kontellis (my brother-in-law)
Married: Myrta Konstantelli (Vatousa)
Children:  Fotios
City of Residence: Sydney
 Livelihood: Dept. Of Main Roads- Supervisor

 

 

 Above: My father, Paleologos (1891- 1975)who was the first in Vatousa to bring a Ford five-seater passenger car. We used to take people to and fro Mytilene, and he often transported the mail around nearby villages- as far as Andissa.

Above Right: My mother, Ekaterini, holding me as a child. Next to us is standing my brother, Vasilios.

 

Above: With my two older brothers, Fotios (left) and Vasilios (right).

Above: The Kontellis Family. In the late 1960's, my father, Paleologos, came to Australia for a holiday. From left, we are: my brother, Giorgos; myself; my sister, Fotini; our father, Paleologos; and my brothers, Vasilios, Andonios and Stratis.

 

Above: With my wife, Myrta.

Above Right: With my wife, Myrta, our son, Fotios, our daughter-in-law, Athina, and our grandson, Ioannis.