Harry Notaras

Dedicated to Harry Notaras Dedicated by Liz Hayes Harry is optometrist practicing in Surry Hills. Go back to Memorial Olive Tree page

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Roxy complex wins admiration from NSW Arts Minister

“We could be in a village in Kytheria right now, in the open,” Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts, George Souris told the people gathered at the opening of the Greek Museum recently. “There is one difference, the Roxy. It is incredible to imagine that those who came from the island and who were mostly, if not all, farmers, imagined and then produced this wonderful edifice that we have here, and the business acumen that was obviously quite resonant within them,” he said. Of Kytherian descent, George Souris was born in Gunnedah and “brought up...

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An evening of Kytherian celebrations

Over 300 people joined in a night of Greek feasting under the stars on Saturday to celebrate the opening by the NSW Governor, Her Excellency, Dr. Marie Bashir, of the Roxy Greek Museum. Other official guests included Minister for the Arts and Kytherian cafe kid, The Hon George Souris, Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, Ambassador of Greece, Charalambos Dafaranos, President of the Kytherian association of Australia Victor Kepreotis, Museum committee trust members, Peter Prineas, and George Poulos. The governor spoke about the way the Greek people...

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Dr. Archie Kalokerinos remembered

For former residents, Catherine and Helen Kalokerinos the opening of the Roxy Greek Museum held a special place.  Part of the museum is housed in what was the late Dr. Archie Kalokerinos’ surgery. Dr. Kalokerinos served the town for 10 years from 1982. Mrs. Catherine Kalokerinos and her daughter, Helen, were back in Bingara for the opening of the Greek museum. On one section of the wall in what was his surgery is a board outlining Dr. Kalokerinos’ story and his achievements in medical research.  The plaque which graced the wall of his Bingara surgery. Dr. Kalokerinos returned to Bingara in...

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Museum completes the Roxy masterpiece

With less than one week until the opening of The Roxy Greek Museum, anticipation is building for the big reveal. Max Eastcott, General Manager, Gwydir Shire Council, Russell Magee, Convergence Associates, Boyce Pizzey, Convergence Associates, Jenni Klempfner, Convergence Associates, Peter Prineas, Museum Curator, The Roxy Greek Museum Committee, Leeah Daley, Deputy General Manager, Gwydir Shire Council, George Poulos, The Roxy Greek Museum Committee. “There is certainly a buzz amongst the local community as well as the Greek community across Australia” said John Wearne, Roxy Greek Museum...

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Olive Tree Tribute and Memorial Garden

Pay tribute to a Greek family member or friend who has made the journey to Australia by purchasing an olive tree. Now is your opportunity to make a lasting tribute to your family and friends. For $100 you can purchase an olive tree to be planted in the Bingara Olive Grove. The Olive Tree Grove provides a unique opportunity to honor our immigrant forbears, family members and friends. It is a permanent reminder of our heritage and the values of tolerance and unity in diversity, as well as the immense contribution Greek Australian’s have made to Australian society. All you have to do is provide...

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