Migrants- Megalohori

 Life Story

Family Name: Vounatsou   
Name: Maria     
1912- 1995
Father's Name: Dimitrios (Megalohori)   
Mother's Name:   Amerisouda Simou (Megalohori) 
Siblings:  Panagiotis, Vasilios
Year of Arrival in New Zealand: 1939
Sponsor:    Panagiotis Ververis (her fiance at the time)  
Married: Panagiotis Ververis (Megalohori) 
Children:  Mercina, Ioannis, Dimitrios  
City of Residence: Wellington, New Zealand 
Livelihood: Small Business- Cafes and Milk Bars



Above: Her maternal grandfather, Panagiotis Simos. He passed away in 1928, aged 105 years old! 

Above Right: Her father, Dimitrios (right) with a friend. 


Above: Her parents, Dimitrios and Amerisouda. 

Above Right: With her brother, Vasilios, and father Dimitrios. c1926. 


Above: With Kleoniki Ververi (right) and a friend. Maria is in the middle. 

Above Right: A portrait. c 1940s. 


Above: Outside Wellington Zoo. L-R: her sister-in-law, Kleoniki- holding her son, Dimitrios; Maria herself; her son, Ioannis; her husband, Panagiotis; and her daughter, Mercina. 

Above Right: With her husband, Panagiotis.