Migrants- Agia Paraskevi


Surname: Karapatsa
Name: Maria 
Year of Birth:  1943
Father's Name: Georgios (Agia Paraskevi)
Mother's Name:   Stavroula Koukourovli (Agia Paraskevi)
Siblings: Panagiotis, Eleni (Hatzoglou) 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1961
Sponsor: Christos Yiannakas (my husband) 
Married: Christos Yiannakas (Agia Paraskevi)
Children:  Fotios, Stavroula (Sandra)
City of Residence: West Wyalong and Sydney, Australia
Livelihood: Small Business- Cafes, Sandwich Bar

Above: My parents, Stavroula, and Georgios.

Above: At the Citizenship ceremony in West Wyalong (1963). In the front row are: Froso Koumania, Ioannis Poulos and myself. Behind us - on the left- is Panagiotis Koumanias and my husband, Christos.

Above: West Wyalong, mid- 1960's. In our family business, the Paragon Cafe. With our partners- the Koumanias family. On the left is the Koumanias family- Panagiotis and Froso- with their children, John and Stan- and on the right is our family- Chris and I -with our daughter, Stavroula. Our son, Fotios is on the left- with the the Koumanias family- trying to see over the counter.


Above Right: At a social dance with the Koumanias family. My husband, Christos, and I are on the left, while Froso and Panagiotis- with their son, Ioannis- are on the right.