Migrants- Filia

 

Maria was ten year's old when her family moved to Dafia

Family Name: Contellis
Name: Maria 
Year of Birth:  1929
Father's Name: Stylianos (Tsakrani, Asia Minor) 
Mother's Name:   Melpomeni Aliveris (Filia) 
Siblings:  Ralou (Kougiou), Dimitra (Kioulafi), Georgia (Kondila), Ypsipili (Vaxevani), Panagiotis
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1965
Sponsor:    Christos Ntais (my husband) 
Married: Christos Ntais (Dafia)
Children:  Violeta Evangelia, Georgia, Melpomeni, Dimitrios 
City of Residence: Sydney 
Livelihood: Factory Hand 

 

Above: My mother, Melpomeni (Standing rear left), and her family. Next to her is her sister, Aglaia (Palinas). sitting are her parents, Panagiotis Aliveris and Eugenia.

Above: Before leaving for Australia. From left, we are; myself; my daughter, Evangelia; my sister, Dimitra and her husband, Stavros. The children are: my niece, Toula (dimitra's daughter); my son, Dimitrios; and my daughter, Melpomeni.

 

Above: Kurnell, Sydney (1973). From left, we are: my brother-in-law, Panagiotis Vaxivanis; my son, Dimitrios; myself and my sister, Ipsipili.

Above Right: With my sisters, Ralitsa and Ipsipili.

 

Above: My mother, Melpomeni (sitting middle), with her daughter- my sister- Dimitra, and a neighbour.