Migrants-Agia Paraskevi


Family Name: Koumanias
Name: Mihail
Life:    1942
Father's Name: Paraschos (Agia Paraskevi)
Mother's Name:   Amerisouda Papageorgiou-Despotelli (Agia Paraskevi) 
Siblings:  Eleni
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1960
Sponsor:    Panagiotis Koumanias (my uncle)
City of Residence: Canberra, Australia
Livelihood: Concreter at Snowy Mountains Scheme, Cook and Manager Cold Seas/ Deli Nut


Above: My maternal grandmother, Marianthi Papageorgiou-Despotelli. She lived until 110 years of age.

Above Right: My mother, Amerisouda, at the panygiri of Agios Haralambos.


Above: My family at the panygiri of Agios Haralambos. L-R: myself; my sister, Eleni; and my parents, Paraschos and Amerisouda.

Above Right: With friends. L-R: Nikos, Paraschos, myself, Kostas Koulmandas, Dimitrios, Georgios Karapatsas, Panagiotis Karapatsas and Dimitris.


Above: With my aunts, Froso and Katina Koumania, and my cousin, Ioannis Koumanias.

Above Right. Snowy Mountains Scheme. For many years, I worked as a concreter in the tunnels. In this photograph, we are having a meal break in one of the tunnels. I am in the right row, fifth from the front.  


Above: At the Jindabyne Food Expo, Jindabyne, when I worked for Cold Seas. I am on the left, while in the middle is Emilios Konidaris.

Above Right: Dee Why, Sydney, 1990. L-R: Mr and Mrs Sarikas, Froso, Ioannis and Panagiotis Koumanias, and Efstratios Koumanias.