Migrants- Parakila


Family Name: Dratsini  
Name: Anastasia    
Year of Birth:   1931
Father's Name: Marinos (Lamia, Greece)  
Mother's Name:   Olympia Avakopoulou (Smyrne, Asia Minor)   
Siblings:  Despina (Kyriakaki), Petros, Angeliki (Kyriakelli), Doroula (Varveridi) 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 198
Sponsor:    Panagiotis Papadopoulos (my fiance at the time)
Married: Panagiotis Papadopoulos (Dafia)
Children:  Georgios, Chrysoula  
City of Residence: Newcastle, New South Wales 
Livelihood:  School Teacher- Greek Orthodox Community of Newcastle 

Above: My parents, Marinos and Olympia. 

Above Right: A portrait. 


Above: Graduating from Kalloni's High School. I am third from left in the second row, while my sister, Doroula is first from the right. 

Above Right: For almost two years, I was employed by the Government as the principal of a school that taught young girls domestic duties. The school was in Moria, Lesvos. In this photograph, I am performing with my students the play, Cinderella. I am actually playing Cinderella (far left). 


Above: Newcastle, 1958. One of my first photographs taken in Australia. 

Above Middle: With my husband, Panagiotis, our son, Georgios, and our niece, Anastasia. 

Above Right: With my husband, Panagiotis, and our son, Georgios. 


Above: For forty years, I taught at the Greek Orthodox Community of Newcastle's afternoon schools in Newcastle. This photograph was taken during our Independence day celebrations. 

Above Right: With my daughter, Chrysoula and son, Georgios. 

Above: Holidaying in Greece, 1970. L-R: my children, Georgios and Chrysoula, Eleni and Angeliki Papadopoulou and myself.  

Above Right: Family. :-R: my son, Georgios and his wife, Karen; my grand-daughter, Diana (Konstantina); my son-in-law, Dimitrios, and my daughter, Chrysoula; my husband, Panagiotis; my grandson, Panagiotis; myself; and Panagiotis' wife, Lauren.