Migrants- Agia Paraskevi

Life Story: Socratis Behlevanas

Surname: Behlevanas
Name: Socratis 
Life:  1897- 1961
Father's Name: Nikolaos (Agia Paraskevi)
Mother's Name:   Stavroula Hatjistefani (Agia Paraskevi)
Siblings: Andonios, Eleni, Panagiotis, Efrosini 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1929 (settled in Australia in 1935 after two visits to the United States of America)
Married: Maria Psellou (Makri, Asia Minor) 
Children:  Stavroula, Nikolaos, Despina, Andonios, Kyriakos 
City of Residence: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Livelihood: Small Business- Cafes


Above: Visiting his brothers in the United States of America (1930). Standing are his brothers, Panagiotis and Andonios, with Socratis on the right. In the front row are Andonios' wife, Katina, and their two children, Stavroula and Nikolaos.

Above Right: Sydney, early 1930's. With his horiano, Dimitrios Sofianos (right). 


Above: His sister, Eleni, and her husband, Apostolos Malolakis. 

Above Right: Cootamundra, early 1940's. With his horiano and koumbaro, Ignatios Varouxis, and Nikolaos (from Stockinbingal). Socratis is on the right. At the time, Socratis owned the business, The Fruit King.



Above: The Behlevanas family. With his wife, Maria, and their children, Despina (Desma), Stavroula (Lula) and Nikolaos. 

Above Right: Another family photograph. Standing are his wife, Maria, and Socratis himself. In the front row are their children- Andonios, Kyriakos (Gary), Despina and Nikolaos- with his mother-in-law, Despina Psellou, in the centre. Socratis and Maria's daughter, Stavroula, was taking the photograph.