Migrants- Ambeliko

Family Name: Vetsikas   
Name: Nikolaos  
Year of Birth:   1934
Father's Name: Panagiotis (Agiassos)
Mother's Name:   Vatani Simou (Ambeliko) 
Siblings:  Argiro (Asomatou), Ourania (Aivaliotou), Ioannis 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1964
Sponsor: Georgios Despotellis (my brother-in-law)
Married:   Maria Despotelli (Ambeliko) 
Children:  Sophia, Angela, Panagiotis 
City of Residence:   Melbourne, Australia
Livelihood:  Small Business- fish & chips shops 


Above: The Vetsikas family. L-R: My mother, Vatani; my brother, Ioannis; my father, Panagiotis; my sisters, Ourania and Argiro; and my paternal grandmother, Sophia- who is holding me as a baby. 

Above Right: My parents, Vatani and Panagiotis. 


Above: With my friends, Andreas Paleologos and Christos Evangelellis. I am on the right. 

Above Right: As fifteen-year-old teenagers. L-R: Christos Evangelellis, Efstratios Meligonitis, Ioannis Aivaliotis; unknown; myself; Efstathios Stavrogeorgis and Andreas Paleologos. 


Above: With my wife, Maria, on our wedding day. 

Above Right: On our way to Australia, as a family. With my wife, Maria, and our children, Angela, Sophia and Panagiotis.  


Above: For many years, I have served on the Committee of the Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne and Victoria. Standing left to right are: Stavros Giaramanis, Efstratios Pikolos, Ioannis Esketzis, myself, Ioannis Vasiliou, Doukas Georgalas, Andonios Andonellis annd Nikolaos Hatzivagiannis. 

Above Right: Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with my wife, Maria. 

Above: At my grandson Spyridonas' wedding with our family.