Assaf (George) Badran

The early Lebanese migrants started arriving in Australia in the mid-19th century.  They came from the area of Mount Lebanon.  Because this area was the province of Syria in the…

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Tambakis Brothers

Peter, Harry and Theo came from the Greek island of Kythera, located on the southwest tip of Peloponnese Peninsula.

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Joe Puglisi

In the early 1900s life on the Island of Lipari, in Southern Italy was very harsh for fisherman Michele Puglisi, his wife Giuseppina (Peppina) and their children Giuseppe (Joe), Maria,…

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Evelthon Imisides

Born in Vatili Northern Cyprus in 1900. As a young man he worked in the silkworm industry in Vatili and eventually also as an irrigation superintendent. Evelthon arrived in Australia…

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Mario Borgo

Prior to arriving in Australia in 1920, Mario Borgo lived in Thiene, in the Italian province of Vicenza.

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Rina Montgomery

Rina Montgomery was born in Valli, Italy, in 1924 and emigrated to Australia with her mother and brother in 1929 where her father, Giacomo Filippi, had come some three years…

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