A black and white photograph of three young girls in Greek traditional dress.
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A black and white photograph of three young girls in Greek traditional dress.
The ocean liner 'Queen Frederica' was one of the Greek ships which carried many Greek emigrants from their homeland to other countries across the world.
A coloured post card of the liner 'Queen Fredirica' in full sail entering New York harbour with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
QUEEN FREDERICA/ 21.000
'queen frederica', immigration., greek shipping
The dance group, taught by Olga Black were performing at the annual Greek Community Antipodes Festival in Lonsdale some time in the 1990s. They are wearing the traditional Ithacan costume. From L-R: Andrianna Bisas, Nicoletta ?, Emilia Calinikos, Eleni Tsalikis, Yianni Callinikos, unknown, Kristina Tsalikis.
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society has supported the teaching of traditional Greek dancing over the years and the Ithacan dance ensembles have performed at a variety of functions.
A coloured photograph of seven young people dressed in traditional Ithacan costume dancing on an open air stage in a street.
ithacan dancing, bisas, andrianna., callinikos, emilia., tsalkis, eleni., callinikos, yianni., tsalkis, kristina., antipodes festival.
The photograph was taken outside the Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church East Melbourne following a celebratory eulogy marking the unification of the Heptanese (the seven islands) with Greece in 1864. The Heptanese (or seven islands) are situated in Western Greece in the Ionian Sea. They include Kerkira, Zakinthos, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos, Kefallonia, Kythera. The celebration is organised each year by Melbourne's Heptanesean Federation and commences with a celebratory church eulogy followed by afternoon tea and cultural activities at the host clubrooms. The women are dressed in traditional dress of each island .
Ithaca (and the other islands of the Heptanese) were only unified with Greece in 1864. From approx 1500 Ithaca was under centuries-long Venetian rule, which largely preserved it from becoming part of the Ottoman Empire, and created a distinct cultural identity with many Italian influences. In 1809 Ithaca became a British protectorate up until 1864 when the island were returned to the modern Greek state. Although Ithacans made up the largest number of Greek migrants who settled in Melbourne in the first half of the twentieth century, other Greeks from the neighbouring Ionian Islands also migrated to Australia during those years. Many from Kythera settled in regional towns in New South Wales and Queensland.
A newspaper cutting mounted on white cardboard which includes a photograph taken in front of a brick building with a caption below in Greek. The photograph is of a celebration and features eight ladies dressed in Greek traditional dress in front of a group of people.
The celebrations by the Heptanesian Federation of Melbourne for the 135th anniversary of the unification of the the seven Ionian islands with mother Greece, commence tomorrow with a celebratory eulogy at the The Holy Temple of the Evangelismos Church East Melbourne. The afternoon of the same day at the Lefkadian Brotherhood Hall, 12A Bell St; Coburg, the Federation has organised a cultural and musical afternoon dedicated to 'The Seven Diamonds of the Ionian'. The program will feature a talk, 'Angelos Sikelianos, an environmentalist, before his time', by Mr. N.Sofokleos; recitations from Stathis Raftopoulos and Thanasis Makrigeorgos; and Heptanesian melodies and songs from the choir and orchestra of the Educational Group of Florina, Melbourne. At the conclusion , savoury snacks, coffee and sweets will be served. Entry is free. In the photo, a snapshot of last year's event.
celebrations, eptanesian, unification, heptanesian
The photograph is of Phillipos Varigos, taken in the 1920s. He arrived in Australia from Ithaca during the early decades of the twentieth century, He was married to Olympia and they had two sons, Nick and Nonda Regos. Many Greeks anglicized their surnames after settling Australia. 'Varvarigos' was often changed to 'Regos' or 'Varigos'.
A sepia studio photograph of a head and shoulders view of well-dressed man wearing a tweed suit and bows tie. The photograph is in post card format.
varigos phillipos, regos, nonda, regos nick, regos olympia
From its earliest days, the Ithacan Philanthropic Society has conducted an annual family picnic held at country towns on Melbourne's urban fringe. For many years Bacchus Marsh was a popular venue where this picnic group was photographed. Women would prepare delicious traditional Greek food and families would group together to enjoy a wonderful picnic spread.
The annual Ithacan Picnic has been a very important event on the society's social calendar. In the early days the picnic gave families a chance to relax and to catch up with extended family and friends. As many of the families conducted family businesses such as fruit shops, fish shops and cafes, Sunday was the only break they had away from their work. Today the picnic continues to be an extremely popular day for the members where generations of Australian Ithacans get the opportunity to reunite.
A black and white photograph of a large group at a picnic standing and sitting around and enjoying a picnic meal which has been spread out on the ground. Three cars are parked in the background under the trees.
Kioni is a beautiful harbour village on the island of Ithaca. In the summer months it is a popular destination for tourists and for yachts sailing the Ionian.
A black and white copy of a photograph of the harbour at Kioni taken from Rahi.
The same print, "Town and Harbour of Bathi. Ithaca" (Vathi) engraved by J.Tingle after a picture by C.Bentley, was published in The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean ..., about 1840.
A reproduction of a black and white etching of the Ithacan port of Valhi. A fishing boat is being brought in to the port and the crew are preparing to unload the catch. There are some buildings around the harbour's edge and smaller boats are also in the harbour.
In Italian: Citta e porto di Bathi (Itaca)
vathi,ithaca, fishing boats, harbour
This is a sketch of the port of Vathi in Ithaca as it would have appeared in the nineteenth century, when the island was a British protectorate. A variety of sea vessels are depicted in the print, including the large sailing ship. The smaller boat could be a caique used for fishing or transporting people and goods between the islands. The soldiers appear to be in the British uniform worn during the 1800s.,
A black and white etching of a harbour scene. Four larger sailing ships are in a bay with a smaller craft in the foreground near the shore. At the water's edge there are soldiers and other people looking out to the ships in the harbour. Mountains loom up in the background.
vathi, ithaca., greece, sailing boats, shipping, fishinbg, ports
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