Migrants- Stypsi


Surname: Vourgoutzi 
Name: Irini "Rita"
Year of Birth:   1949
Father's Name: Georgios (Stypsi)
Mother's Name:   Efstratia Barabara (Stypsi) 
Siblings: Fotios
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1970
Sponsor:  Miltiades Demertjis (my fiance at the time)
Married: Miltiades Demertjis (Stypsi) 
Children:  Konstantina, Efstratia. Harilkia 
City of Residence: Sydney
Livelihood: Small Business- take away shops


Above: My parents, Georgios and Efstratia.
Above Right: In our neighbourhood. In the top row are: Angela Snakou, Marianthi, Stella Tzanerikou and Maritsa Pagelli. In the middle row are: Maria Vourgoutzi and Katerina Gelagotou. In the bottom row are: Soula Vourgoutzi and me.
Above: My mother, Efstratia (left) dancing with her friend, Eleftheria, during our village’s big feast day- Ta Enniamera.
Above Right: Dancing with my father, Georgios, during our village’s big feast day- Ta Enniamera.
Above: A portrait. 
Above Right: At the back of our family business, a milk bar in Yennora (Sydney).
Above: Celebrating New Years Eve at the Mytilenian House. Standing from left are: my husband, Miltiades and me; Eleni Karandani, Maritsa, unknown, our old school teacher, Evangelia, unknown, Pericles Karandanis and Poppy. My daughter, Konstantina, is first from the left in the front row.
Above Right: With my husband, Mlitiades and our three daughters, Konstantina, Efstratia and Hariklia.
Above: With my grandchildren, Athanasios and Irini.