Migrants- Mesotopos


Family Name: Iosifellis
Name: Minas
Year of Birth:   1930-2014
Father's Name: Konstantinos (Mesotopos)
Mother's Name:   Eugenia Haidemeneleou (Mesotopos)
Siblings:  Despina (Zangouli), Dimitrios, Christina (Gnisiou), Athina (Sarelli), Ioannis, Eleni (Vasila), Georgios
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1962
Sponsor:    Eleni Vasila (my sister)
Married: Angeliki Vaklatzi (Mesotopos)
Children:  Konstantinos
Livelihood: Factory Hand
Year of Return to Greece: 1969
City of Residence: Mesotopos, Lesvos


Above: Leaving Greece (1962). I am in the middle; on the left of me is my wife Aggela, while to my right is my sister, Athina (Sarelli). Others are mostly from the Sarelli and  Gnisio families.

Above Right: With friends, Pandelis Kambas (middle) and Grigoris Kambas (right). They are cousins from Hidera (Lesvos).


Above: With my cousin, Andreas Iosifellis (left) and friends, Andreas Karapeperis and Kostas Bebedellis (both on the right).

Above Right: With my wife, Angela, and our son, Kosta.


Above: With work friends. While I was in Sydney, I worked at a factory in Sydneham, which made plastic bags.

Above: Outside our shop in Tavari, Lesvos. I am with my wife, Angela, and Mersina (right)

Above: A recent photograph of me.