Migrants- Mytilene


Surname: Smamidaki 
Name: Christina
Year of Birth:  1926
Father's Name: Theodoros (Agia Marina)
Mother's Name:   Eleni Manolakelli (Mytilene) 
Siblings: Panagiotis
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1964
Sponsor: Georgios Samartzis (my husband) 
Married: Georgios Samartzis (Loutra) 
Children:  Panagiotis, Anna, Theodoros, 
City of Residence: Sydney, Australia
Livelihood: Dressmaker


Above: The Smimadakis family; with my parents, Theodoros and Eleni, and my brother, Panagiotis.

Above Right: The Samartzis family. With my husband, Georgios, and our children, Panagiotis, Anna and Theodoros. This photograph was taken a few weeks after arriving in Australia.


Above: My Dressmaking class; we had gone on an excursion where we picked flowers and passed them through string to create hair garlands. In the top row are Alkimini, Dimitra and me, while in the front row are Eleni, Theodora and Maria.

Above Right: Dancing with my husband, Georgios, at our wedding reception.


Above: Mytilene, early 1960's. I am standing with Eleni Persi (right). In the bottom row are: my son, Panagiotis; my niece, Eleni; Eleni's daughter, Vaso; my daughter, Anna; and Eleni's daughter, Annoula.

Above Right: My mother, Eleni, with my children, Anna and Theodoros (on the left) and my nephew, Theodoros and niece, Anna (right).


Above: With my chidren, Theodoros, Anna and Panagiotis, at a picnic.