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Nicholas Michael Bogiatzis

Nicholas Michael Bogiatzis

Male Est 1885 - ?    Has 2 ancestors and 19 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Nicholas Michael Bogiatzis 
    Born Est 1885  Kastelorizo, South Aegean, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Migration/Travel 1917  Darwin, NT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1919  Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died ?   Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • When Nicholas Michael Bogiatzis went to Townsville from the Northern Territory in 1918, he decided to try to make a living out of the dyeing trade his father had followed in Castellorizo. Bogiatzis had come to Australia in 1918 with his wife Elenie, and worked for a few months with many of his fellow islanders on the construction of the meatworks in Darwin, and the railway from Darwin to Katherine. In Townsville, he rented a small shop in Flinders Street, and started his business, dyeing suits in different colours, and dyeing curtains and materials for shops.
      Meeting with early success, Nicholas decided to expand, and within a few years he had added a steam laundry and a dry laundry laundry to his business. Throughout the 1920s, the business was worked by Nicholas and Elenie, while the family lived iin rooms at the back of the shop. In those days, conditions were trying. They were offering their customers a twenty-four hour service - that is, the clothes brought to the shop in the morning had to be ready in the afternoon; and clothes brought later in the day had to be ready next morning. To give that service, they worked from 6 a.m. until midnight.
      In the early days, the cost of laundering was low: sheets tuppence [two pennies] each, pillow cases a penny, shirts sixpence, stiff shirts a shilling, collars tuppence, and trousers one shilling and six pence. To improve his income, Nicholas began to do millinery work, cleaning and repairing hats. In about 1927, he brought out his brother George. Staying with Nicholas until he learnt the trade, George then started a laundry of his own in Flinders Street. After a few years in the originnal shop, Nicholas shifted the business to another site in Flinders Street, at first taking a lease of the premises and later buying the freehold. At the same time, he continued to expand the business, introducing steam presses, washing machines, steam boilers and machines for cleaning stiff collars.
      - From Denis Conimos, The Greeks in Queensland

      Elenie and the four children spent 1926-1932 in Brisbane, the children attending Greek school there. They returned to Townsville.
      The Bogiatzis brothers Mick and Con eventually got into successful fruit and vegetables shops.
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Michael Nicholas Bogiatzis b. Est 1860
    Maternal Line: Triantafilia Kyriakaki b. Est 1865
    Person ID I490  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2007 

    Father Michael Nicholas Bogiatzis
              b. Est 1860, Kastelorizo, South Aegean, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ? , Kastelorizo, South Aegean, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Triantafilia Kyriakaki
              b. Est 1865
              d. ? , Kastelorizo, South Aegean, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elenie (Helen) Pandelakis
              b. Est 1885, Kastelorizo, South Aegean, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ? , Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Bogiatzis
              b. Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. ?
    +2. Michael Nicholas "Mick" Bogiatzis
              b. 8 Dec 1918, Darwin, NT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Nov 2001, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Lita Keros, m. 26 Jan 1947
    +3. Rose Bogiatzis
              b. 12 Feb 1920, Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Dec 2012, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Stanley Thorburn, m. 1947; John Maurice "Maurie" Roy, m. 17 Jun 1957
     4. Conway Nicholas Bogiatzis
              b. 1 Nov 1922, Ingham, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Oct 2007, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Histories
    The Greeks in Queensland 1859-1945
    The Greeks in Queensland 1859-1945
    Maurie Roy's second wife, Rose Bogiatzis, was born to Greek parents in Townsville, Queensland
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est 1885 - Kastelorizo, South Aegean, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - 1917 - Darwin, NT, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1919 - Townsville, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ? - Townsville, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Castellorizo Family History, Allan Cresswell.