Migrants- Plomari


Family Name: Spanellis
Name: Ioannis
Year Of Birth:  1937 (Kavala)
Father' Name: Efstratios (Plomari)
Mother's Name:   Mersini Moshou (Plomari) 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1956
Sponsor:    Canberra Olympic Soccer Club
Married: Georgia Fani (Cyprus)
Children:  Efstratios, Andreas, Konstantinos, Theophanis, Panagiotis
City of Residence: Sydney

Small Business- Poultry

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Above: My paternal grandfather, Kostantinos, in the United States(1916). Like so many thousands of Hellenes, he went over for work. He is the fellow with the cross above him.

Above Right: My father, Efstratios, in the Cavalry during the Asia Minor Campaign 1919-22. He also fought in the Balkan Wars 1912-13, and was even called up for the Second World War.

Above: My parents' wedding portrait. Circa 1928 

Above: At Plomari’s High School, I am reciting a poem in preparation for Independence Day. 

Above: In 1957, I had my own Fish Shop in Wellington, N.S.W. My wife, Georgia is to the right of me outside our shop.

Above Right: Ioannis, as President of Mytilenian Brotherhood of N.S.W ( 1983-85), congratulates winners in the Mothers day function.

Above: With my wife, Georgia, and our children.