Migrants- Stavros


Family Name: Laskari
Name:  Maria
Year Of Birth:   1938
Father' Name: Neoklis 
Mother's Name:    Irini Paleologou 
Siblings:    Nikolaos, Dimitra (Xanthoudaki), Aphrodite (Mestrou)

Year of Arrival in Australia:

Sponsor:      Ioannis Kagaras (my husband)
Married:       Ioannis Kagaras (Stavros)
Children:      Irene, Ekaterina, Efstratia (Effie)
City of Residence: Sydney
 Livelihood:   Small Business- Take Away



Above: Our mother, Irini (Paleologos) with Panagiotis Macaronis (Manis), who was on holiday at our village. Panagiotis was one of the first villagers who migrated to Australia and he sponsored many other villagers to migrate here. The children in the photo are Maria's daughters, Irini and Ekaterini.

Above Right: Maria as an eighteen year old girl.


Above: My sister, Aphrodite (Mestrou) is helping my husband, Ioannis Kagaras, in our kafeneio, "Synantisi", during a festival for Agio Tharaponta.

Above Right: A family photo. From left we are: my sister, Aphrodite,with my daughter, Irini ; my mother, Irini, (Paleologos); my cousin, Dimitra (Limakis) and I am sitting on the chair.