FROM ATHENS TO THE ANTIPODES
by Catherine Raizis
"Born, raised and educated in Athens, Catherine's Story traces the journey of Catherine Raizis to the "Antipodes" (New Zealand) in 1958 to start a new life with her fiance Spyros.
Her character was shaped by the traumas if wartime Athens, and by the strictnes of her father - A Greek from Constantinople.
On her arrival in New Zealand by air, she found that the promised land of milk and honey was one of sheep and paddocks as far as the eye could see."
"In recognition of her contributions, Catherine was awarded a New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award in December 2017." (Taken from the back cover of the book)
Illustrated with many colour and B/W photos.
A wonderful biography of an ex-patriot who contributed to community life in her new homeland. A story that needed to be told and makes for a compelling read.