Migrants- Stypsi


Surname: Hondrou
Name: Elvira 
Year of Birth:   1945
Father's Name: Efstratios (Stypsi)
Mother's Name:   Lesvia Gelagotou (Stypsi) 
Siblings: Eleni (Parelli)
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1964
Sponsor:  Rita Zafiriou (my cousin)
Married: Ioannis Demertjis (Stypsi) 
Children:  Stylianos, Efstratios, Eleftherios 
City of Residence: Sydney
Livelihood: Small Business


Above: The Hondros family. With my parents, Efstratios and Lesvia, and my sister, Eleni (left). 

Above Right: My maternal grandmother, Aphrodite (Gelagotou), who was from Agiassos- and my aunt, Posoula (Koutsou). 


Above: Learning how to sow. From left, we are: Maria Kountsia, Giannoula, myself, our teacher, Ralou, Maritsa Gelagotou, Maria Tsipni and Zaharitsa Marouli. Circa 1957. 

Above Right: At the neighbourhood, Sidirodromos. Back row from left are: Krystalenia Koumninaki, Zaharitsa Marouli, Elli Spyrelli, Giannoula Gelagotou, Maritsa Marouli and Olvia Kabouri. In the front row are: Astiropi Marouli, my sister, Eleni, Adamandia, Marianthi Gelagotou and her grandson, Panagiotis, Efstratia Kabouri and myself. Circa 1964.


Above: Playing amades in the neighbourhood. From left, we are: Giorgos Kabouris, unknown, Giannoula and Panagiotis Gelagotou, unknown, my sister, Eleni, Olvia Kabouri, myself, Stella Balelou, Zaharitsa and Maria marouli, Elli Spyrelli and Ariadne Matarou

Above Right: The Demertjis family.  With my husband, Ioannis, and our sons, Stylianos, Efstratios and Eleftherios.