Migrants- Skopelos

 

Family Name: Gavalas  
Name: Evangelos
Year of Birth:   1949
Father's Name: Panagiotis
Mother's Name:   Ioulia Pattes 
Siblings:  Efstratios, Loula (Papandreou)
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1965
Sponsor:    Efstratios Pattes 
Married: Voula Kougianni (Kalambaka, Trikala)
Children:  Panagiotis, Alexis
City of Residence: Perth
 Livelihood: Business- construction

 

Above: Piraeus,  1965. From left, we are: Nikos Pattes, me, my brother, Stratis, and Giorgos Pattes.

Above Right:  Outside Steve’s Café in Geralton (1966). From left, we are: Kostas Argyropoulos, my brother, Stratis, my father, Panayiotis and me.

Above:  In 1995, the Mytilenean Brotherhood of Perth and Western Australia honoured surviving members of its Inaugural Committee of 1968. President, Evangelos Gavalas, helps, Perth’s Greek Consul, Theodore Passas, present the memorial plaques to recognise the enormous contribution these Committee Members made to establish the Brotherhood.

Evangelos has been an active member of the Mytilenean Brotherhood of Perth and Western Australia, serving –at various times-on the Committee since 1975. He has been President since 1990.