Migrants- Papados



Family Name: Gavanas 
Name: Petros    
Year of Birth:   1936
Father's Name: Georgios (Papados) 
Mother's Name:   Elli Gazela (Papados) 
Siblings:  Efstratios, Mariia (Barmakoudi), Panagiotis 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1965
Sponsor:    Eleftherios Gavanas (my uncle) 
Married: Amanthia Bloukou (Paleokipos)
Children:  Elli, Georgios 
City of Residence: Sydney
Livelihood:  Small Business- Service Stations 


Above: The Gavanas family. L-R: myself, my father, Georgios- holding my brother, Panagiotis, my brother, Efstratios, my sister, Maria, and my mother, Elli.  

Above Right: Another photograph of our family. L-R: myself; my mother, Elli; my sister, maria; my father, Georgios; and my brother, Efstratios. 


Above: At a panygiri in Ipios, 1958. First from the left is Efstratios Kouveris, I am third from the left and Chrystodoros Hatzitsivgas is first from the right. 

Above Right: My portrait in the National Service. 


Above: Sydney, 1965. Out with friends. First from the left is Georgios Rigas and I am third from the left, while first and second from the right respectively are Eleftherios Gavanas and Grigorios Koulioumbis.

Above Right: With my wife, Amanthia.  


Above: With my wife, Amanthia and our children, Elli and Georgios, at a social function. 

Above Right: Our extended family. L-R: My sister-in-law, Niki; my nephew, Paraskevas; my brother, Efstratios; my wife, Amanthia; my son, Georgios, my daughter, Elli; myself; my sister-in-law, Evangelia; my nephew, Georgios; and my brother, Panagiotis. 

Above: At my grandson Zachary's baptism: with my wife, 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.