Migrants- Antissa


Family Name: Stavrinou
Name: Styliani (Stella)
Year of Birth:   1934
Father's Name: Panagiotis
Mother's Name:   Sappho Petrelli
Siblings:  Ioannis, Nikolaos, Efstathia (Angeli), Chrysostomos
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1957
Sponsor: Andreas Petrellis (my uncle)
Married: Panagiotis Ersetelos Antissa)
Children: Pagona, Sappho
City of Residence: Sydney, Australia
 Livelihood: Small Business- Cafes, Milk Bars


Above: This photograph is of my last day in our village before I left for Australia. We are on the steps of our school. One of my teachers told me Australia, “is civilised– not a jungle– and there’s lots of work.” I was meant to come to Australia for six months and it became fifty years.

Above Right: This is my godmother, Makrina, my mother’s auntie. She was a nun at the Monastery Mersiniotisa, and, here, she is outside her room.

Above: With my husband, Panagiotis, and our grandchildren Panayiota, Anna, Efstathia, Aliki and Styliani.