Migrants- Antissa


Family Name: Loukadelli
Name: Irini 
Year Of Birth:  1930
Father' Name: Iosif
Mother's Name:   Mersina Vaketzi
Siblings:  Gergios, Nikolaos
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1957
Sponsor:    Andonios Papadellis (my fiance at the time)
Married: Andonios Papadellis (Antissa)
Children:  Mary
City of Residence: Sydney


Above: Irene’s parents, Iosif and Mersina (Vaketzis).

Above Right: Two different generations highlighted through their clothing. On the left are Irene's father, Iosif, and Ioannis Psomas, while first from the right is Irene's maternal grandfather, Nikolaos Vaketzis.


Above: Our close circle of friends. Standing from left are: Penelope Abatzis, Manolis Triantafillou, myself, Panagiotis Ersetellos and Elias Triantafillou. Sitting from left are: my brother, Nikos, Giorgos Ikonomides, Kostanthi Papamihail, my brother, Giorgos and Anastasios Abatzis. Circa 1950.

Above Right: At Abatzi (exohi), making the traditional soup, trahana.

Above: Every winter there was snow in our village, and the snow-fights. I am standing in the middle while Rodoula Karahalia is on the left and Dimitra Varoufis on the right.