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Brisbane KAA Presentation Greek Club. 21st Sept., 2006. Overview www.kythera-family.net - main topic Web-site is part of a powerful Kytherian “renaissance” which has been underway for about 8 years. Lets explore this renaissance first, and return to a discussion of the web-site subsequently.

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brisbane kaa presentation greek club 21st sept 2006
Brisbane KAA PresentationGreek Club. 21st Sept., 2006
  • Overview
  • www.kythera-family.net - main topic
  • Web-site is part of a powerful Kytherian “renaissance” which has been underway for about 8 years.
  • Lets explore this renaissance first, and return to a discussion of the web-site subsequently.
key generators for the renaissance
Key Generators for the renaissance
  • Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust, Sydney
  • Triffileio Foundation, Athens
  • Notaras Family, (Grafton, Sydney). In particular, Angelo & John.
  • Kytherian Association of Australia, Sydney
developments 1990 to date
Developments 1990 - to date
  • Kytherian Medal of Honour
  • Need other central symbols of power - Kytherian Flag & Kytherian Coat of Arms
  • Publication of Gilchrist’s Australians & Greeks, Vol 1, 1993. Financed Notaras’s.
  • Encouraged other research, including Denis Conomos’s Greeks in Queensland.
2006 books
2006 Books
  • Kytherians of Nowra - Robyn Florance
  • Ruby Brown (Feros) - completed biography of her father
  • Peter Prineas excellent - Katsehamos and the Great Idea.
  • All generated by, or aided by, the web-site, and/or financed by the Aroney Trust.
supplementary projects
Supplementary Projects
  • Kytherian Surnames. English translation. Financed by Notaras brothers. $60,000.
  • Zoi en Afstralia. Translation completed. Cost - $14,000. Now to be published as a book in both an English and Greek version. (kythera-family.net)
  • Restoration of Fatseas Collection of glass negatives. Cost $12,500. Notaras Brothers.
  • Leading to Benaki Museum exhibition - 2007.
kytherian vision suggestions for improvement
Kytherian Vision. Suggestions for Improvement.
  • We need to establish and maintain deep engagement with potential Kytherian benefactors in Australia, and around the world. Relationships must be fostered. Just 5 more Kytherian benefactors like the Notaras’s would create deep impact.
  • We need to establish and maintain deep relationships between the Sydney, Brisbane, & Canberra Kytherian Associations.
deepening kytherian association connections suggestions
Deepening Kytherian Association connections - Suggestions
  • Annual meetings of the Committees of Sydney, Brisbane & Canberra.
  • Billeted exchange system for our youth within Australia.
  • International billeting exchange system, initially with California.
  • Annual billeting exchanges with the island of Kythera, Athens & Pireaus.
www kythera family net start up support for the website must be inclusive
www.kythera-family.net Start-up. Support for the website must be inclusive.
  • Raised $38,000 in 2 months, through Aroney Trust & Notaras family & generous sponsors, each contributing $2000.
  • An oversight? No sponsorship by Qld Association. No sponsorship, or funds, collected in Brisbane to date.
  • No sponsorship by Canberra Brotherhood. One sponsorship collected in Canberra. (Another Notaras?!)
deep impact www kythera family net
Deep Impact www.kythera-family.net
  • Within 4 months the number one KYTHERA site on Google in the world. A position maintained for past 3 years.
  • World-wide media coverage incl. New York Times, Canada Globe, the Bulletin.
  • Prizes - International Electronics and Internet Conventions
  • First point of reference for all major Encyclopedias, including Brittanica.
deep deep impact www kythera family net
Deep, deep Impactwww.kythera-family.net
  • Sept 2006 - 10,000 entries on the site
  • Includes full Ph.D theses, such as Kevin Cork’s, Greek Cinema Ownership in NSW.
  • New entries tend to generate more entries. Entries which take Kytherians deeper into their family, island and diaspora history.
  • Encouraged new research and new books.
deep deep deep impact www kythera family net
Deep, deep, deep Impactwww.kythera-family.net
  • “Every time an old person dies, an entire Library burns down”. Kevin Cork.
  • Caused a deep inter-generational connectivity between older Kytherians with the knowledge, and younger Kytherians with the “techo-savvy”. A conduit for communication.
  • Re-connection of Kytherians in California, USA. First time in 30 years.
deep deep deep deep impact www kythera family net
Deep, deep, deep, deep Impactwww.kythera-family.net
  • Vikki Fraioli (nee, Alfieris), and Terry Chlentzos, California.
  • Stars of the web-site, and stars of Kytheraismos Conference 2, 2006.
  • Double-handedly re-connecting the Kytherians of California.
  • Lets visit their web-site familyconnections.
a tour through www kythera family net
A tour through www.kythera-family.net
  • Get registered.
  • Power to communicate with all other registered Kytherians around the world.
  • Approaching the task. Don’t wait to complete the grand opus. Submit items little by little….byt by byt.
  • Submitting text.
  • Submitting Photographs & Audio.
brisbane sydney what can we do now cultural background
Brisbane - Sydney. What can we do now!! Cultural background.
  • Establish Friends of the Society of Kytherian Letters, Brisbane, with President.
  • Launch Peter Prineas’s Katsehamos and the Great Idea in Brisbane.
  • Participate in Annual heads of Kytherian-Australian Associations Summit.
  • Establish the Syd-Bris billeting system.
  • Establish an international billeting system.
kythera family net brisbane sydney what can we do now
Kythera-family.net Brisbane - Sydney. What can we do now!!
  • Queensland KAA to -
  • become a $2000 sponsor of the site.
  • encourage and foster Queensland submissions to the site.
  • Promote technological expertise amongst its membership - young & old.
  • Establish a day long work-shop in Brisbane.
  • Participate in world-wide kythera-family interconnectivity