Migrants- Agiassos


Family Name: Karatza 
Name: Mersina 
Year of Birth:   1934
Father's Name: Efstratios
Mother's Name:   Maria Vamvalelli 
Siblings:  Athina (Maimari), Vasiliki, Angeliki (Gialitselli) 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1963
Sponsor:    Stylianos Boukatos (my husband) 
Married: Stylianos Boukatos (Agiassos) 
Children:  Georgios, Efstratios 
City of Residence: Sydney, Australia
 Livelihood: Machinist 


Above: My mother, Maria (right) with her friend, Despina Tsegou. The   young girl is Despina's grandaughter, Despina.

Above Middle: With my friend, Sophia Koni (right).

Above Right: Dressed in traditional costumes for the Apokries Carnivale- with my friend, Maria Kolomondou.

Above: Family and friends. From left, we are: my sister, Athina; my mother, Maria; my sister, Angeliki; my father, Efstratios; Themis Maloukis; myself; my husband, Stylianos and his sister, Vasiliki. Mr Maloukis was a hagiographer, who painted many icons in our Church, Tis Panagias. He lived for many years in Egypt.


Above: Piraeus, 1963. Migrating to Australia with my son, Georgios. My father, Efstratios, had escorted us to Athens.

Above Right: With my husband, Stylianos, and our children, Georgios and Efstratios.

Above: My father, Efstratios, with my sisters, Athina and Vasiliki. The young girl is Vasiliki's daughter, Maria.