Migrants- Paleokipos



Family Name: Bloukou 
Name: Amanthia   
Year of Birth:   1939 
Father's Name: Neoklis (Paleokipos) 
Mother's Name:   Maria Roditou (Paleokipos) 
Siblings:  Efstratios, Nikolaos, Eleni (Koukari), Konstantinos, Calypso (Malanga), Adrianna (Papadimitriou), Evdoxia (Alexandris)
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1963
Sponsor:    Konstantinos Bloukos (my brother) 
Married: Petros Gavanas (Papados)
Children:  Elli, Georgios 
City of Residence: Sydney
Livelihood:  Small Business- Service Stations 


Above: My parents, Neoklis and Maria, on their wedding day. 

Above Right: A photograph of me as a young girl. 


Above: Working on our family's argalio. 

Above Right: With my sisters on Eleni's wedding day. L-R: Eleni, Calypso, Adrianna, Evdoxia and me. 


Above: Ayr, North Queensland, 1963. With my sister Adrianna's children, Dimitrios, Panagiotis and Nikolaos. 

Above Right: Hyde Park, Sydney, 1963. With Stella Kouvangeli and her son, Panagiotis. 


Above: With my husband, Petros Gavanas, on our wedding day.

Above Right: With my husband, Petros, and our two children, Elli and Georgios. The photograph was taken in Ayr, North Queensland, where we ran a Golden Fleece service station for three years.  



Above: At my grandson Zachary's baptism: with my husband, Petros, Amanthia; my daughter, Elli- who is holding my grandson, Zachary; and my son-in-law, Kostas. 

Above Right: Another photograph from my grandson Zachary's baptism: with the proud godparents- my son, Georgios, and daughter-in-law, Cathy- with my grandchildren, Petros, Efstratios and Alexandros.