Lecturer: Peter Photakis
The migrant ship BEGONA made many trips to Australia caring passengers from Europe. On one particular journey in 1957 it transported over 900 brides.
Peter Photakis, a 12 year old boy at the time, along with his mother and two brothers, were fellow passengers on that voyage. His research over the years has focused on uncovering the fortunes of these brides through countless interviews and encounters. Peter is adamant in recording and preserving these stories to ensure that future generations have access to them and are better able to appreciate their Greek heritage.
Adelaide-based Peter M. Photakis is a teacher, lecturer, instructor and tutor in secondary and tertiary education. He is also the president of the South Australian EKEME, a life member of Glendi Festival and writer.
We'd like to thank the following donors: Maria Dikaiou in memory of George H and Michael H Asproftas | Konstandina Dounis in mem. of her parents Sophia and Theodoros Dounis | Christos Fifis.
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