Migrants- Agia Paraskevi

Life Story 

Family Name: Angeli 
Name: Maria
Year Of Birth:  1927
Father' Name: Efstratios (Agia Paraskevi)
Mother's Name:   Sappho Tsambi (Agia Paraskevi)
Siblings:  Panagiotis, Elvira (Pavlidi), Georgios
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1953
Sponsor:    Panagiotis and Georgios Angelis (my brothers)
Married: Konstantinos Banos (Limnos)
Children:  Athanasios 
City of Residence: Sydney
 Livelihood: Small Business- Dry Cleaners


Above: My brother, Panagioti, and I, with our maternal grandfather, Stamatis Tsambis.

Above Middle: My brothers, Panagiotis and Giorgos, my sister, Elvira, and I, with our paternal grandmother, Garoufali.

Above Right: My father (front row, centre) with other soldiers from the Asia Minor Campaign (1919-1922) Horianos, Dimitrios Sofianos, is in the back row, on the left.


Above: My parents, Efstratios and Sappho.  

Above Middle: Dressed for our villages' Apokries Carnivale. From left, we are: my sister, Elvira, myself, Maritsa Vavaliaro and Paraskevi. Circa 1950.

Above Right: At the panygiri of Agios Dimitrios. From right, we are: Maritsa Vavaliaro, myself, Katina Kidoniatou, Katina, Mersina, Calliope, Terpsi Kidoniatou and Paraskevi.


Above: Sydney, 1953. With my brothers, Panagiotis and Giorgos. This was my first outing since arriving in Sydney; we are at Sydney Zoo.

Above Right: With my husband, Kostas and our son, Athanasios.