Migrants- Agia Paraskevi

 

Family Name: Hatzistefanis
Name:  Mihail
Year of Birth:   1937
Father' Name: Andonios (Agia Paraskevi)
Mother's Name:    Andromahi Gialagotou  (Napi)
Siblings:    Panagiotis, Haralambos, Georgios, Maria (Avagiannou), Periklis

Year of Arrival in Australia:

1956
Sponsor:      Panagiotis Konstantellis (my cousin)
Married:       Anastasia Irakleous (Napi)
Children:      Andrea, Joanna
City of Residence: Sydney
 Livelihood:   Small Business- fruit shop and cafes

 

 

Above: My father, Andonios (foreground) with Vangas, "O Theos" who used to predict the weather in our village.

Above Right: At the panygiri  of Agio Haralambo, Tavro. From left, they are: Marigo, "The Fortune teller"; Anna Kajo; Elpida Avagianno; Styliani Koukouna; and my mother, Andromahi. Sitting is my sister, Maria.

Above: Leaving for Australia. I am squatting first from the left. The rest are from Napi too, and they are migrating with me.

 

Above: Making waffles at the Excelsoir Cafe in Tumut, N.S.W. Circa 1958

Above Right: With my wife, Anastasia, and friends, Giorgo and Eleni Koukounas. Circa 1966

Above Right: At my fruit shop at Merrylands, Sydney. We owned it from 1973 to 1987.