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Glen Innes, NSW - its history and Kytherian presence

Updated: May 1

Location: 60km east of Inverell

Industry: Mining (tin, gold, silver, bismuth, sapphires), fossicking, fruit, onion, potatoes, linseed, oats, cattle, sheep, dairying

1844 Kerosene street lamps lit

1852 Town gazetted

1854 Post office built

1856 First lots sold

1858 First flour mill established

1859 Count house, including lock-up, built

1861 Telegraph established

1861 Population 288

1863 Cemetery established

1868 Glen Innes school built

1869 Flood

1871 Population 343

1872 Flood with death of one man

1872 Hail storm

1874 Court House replacement built

1874 New Glen Innes school built

1875 Snowstorm

Grey Street c. 1875 Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

1875-77 Hospital built

1876 New post office built

1876 New telegraph office

1878 Gaol built

1881 Population 1327

1882 Central New England Coach Factory established

1883 Iron foundry established

1885 Hail storm

1886 New gaol built

1888 Cordial factory established

1888 Fire Brigade established

First fire brigade of Glen Innes 1888 Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

1892 Hail storm

1893 Gasworks established

1893 Gas street lamps lit

1894 Glen Innes Co-op Butter Factory Co. Ltd established

1896 Post office demolished and rebuilt

1896 Telegraph office demolished and rebuilt

1897 Fire

1899 Typhoid epidemic

Abt 1900 Spiridonas Panaretos born 1876 to Panagiotis Notos and Marigo Maselou established the famous Peter’s store in New England. He returned to Greece on 1906 but returned to Australia to transfer his businesses to family and friends, including his Glen Innes store

1900 Confectionery factory established

1900 Earth tremor

1900 Panagiotis Souris (Peter Sourry) born 1884 to Kosmas Souris and Effrosini Panaretou spent four months in Glen Innes

1901 New Glen Innes Co-op Butter Factory Co. Ltd established

1901 Dust storm

1901 Population 2918

1902 Panagiotis Tzantiotis (Panagioti Zaunders) spent many years in Glen Innes

1903 Typhoid epidemic

1903 Haralambos Tsikalas (Michalakakis) born 1874 to Spiridonas Tzikalas and Maria Tzouanakis spent some time in Glen Innes

1903 Dimitrios Komesos (Demetrius Coomesos) born 1880 to Panagiotis Koumesos and Kiriakoula Mavrogiorgi spent eight months in Glen Innes

1904-05 Dionisios Theodorakakis (Dennis Cordato) born between 1873 and 1875 to Kiriakos Theodorakakis and Marouli Alifieri lived in Glen Innes before settling in Dubbo

1904-06 Theodoros Katsoulis (Theodore Catsoulis) born 1878 to Haralambos Katsoulis and Maroula Panaretou spent the first two years of his life in Australia in Glen Innes where he conducted a business before he settled in Grafton

1905 Nikolaos Koroneos (Nicholas Coroneos) born 1877 to Andreas Koroneos and Eleni Koroneou immigrated to Australia and settled in Glen Innes. He spent the first six months employed by a fellow countryman and eventually purchased this business with his brother

1906 Telephone exchange

Grey Street 1906

1906-07 Leonidas Tzetzos (Leonedas Gengos) born 1884 to Georgios Tzetzos and Archontoula Trifili lived in Glen Innes

1907 Konstantinos Koroneos (Constantine Coroneos) born 1882 to Andreas Koroneos and Eleni Koroneou, immigrated to Australia and settled in Glen Innes. He owned two refreshment rooms and fruit shops with his brothers

1907 Ioannis Kominos (John Venery) born 1888 to Dimitrios Kominos (Veneri) and Erini Lianou spent nine months in Glen Innes

Abt 1907-10 Minas Megalokonomos (Mena Anthony Megaloconomos) born 1883 to Antonios Megalokonomos and Haidoula Tzortzopoulos, lived in Glen Innes

1907-10 Georgios Koroneos (George Coroneos) born 1884 to Andreas Koroneos and Eleni Koroneou spent the first two-and-a-half years in Australia in Glen Innes

1908 Glen Innes Co-op Butchering & Bacon Factory established

1908 Georgios Tsikalas (Michalakakis) born 1880 to Spiridonas Tzikalas and Maria Tzouanakis spent nine months in Glen Innes

1908-12 Panagiotis Kritharis (Peter Crithary) born 1895 to Papa Evaggelos Kritharis and Stamatoula Panaretou spent three-and-a-half years in Glen Innes when he first immigrated to Australia before settling in Warialda

Abt 1909-14 Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (Theodore Georgopoulos) born 1891 to Nikolaos Tzortzopoulos and Stamatiki Krithari spent six years in Glen Innes where he was a shop keeper

Abt 1910 Panagiotis Motis (Peter Mottee) born 1885 to Konstantinos Motis and Stamata Zaglaniki spent some time in Glen Innes

1910 Diphtheria outbreak

1909-13 Spiridonas Koroneos (Samuel Coroneo) born 1877 to Andreas Koroneos and Eleni Koroneou spent his first six years in Australia in Glen Innes before settling in Scone

1910 Fire

1910 MInas Tzortzopoulos born 1887 to Nikolaos Tzortzopoulos and Stamatiki Krithari spent his first few months in Australia working for Peters & Co.

1912-16 Panagiotis Tzortzopoulos (Panagioti Georgopoulos) spent the first four years in Glen Innes after he immigrated to Australia

1913-14 Nikolaos Kiprios born 1893 to Georgios Kiprios and Eleni Baggi lived in Glen Innes

Abt 1914 Antonios Zantiotis (Anthony Zantiotis) born 1894 to Stavrianos Zantiotis and Evgeniki SourI spent as months in Glen Innes before settling in Weston

1914 Diphtheria outbreak

1914 Dimitrios Tzortzopoulos born 1900 to Georgios Tzortzopoulos and Olympia Tzortzopoulou immigrated to Australia and spend the first two years in Glen Innes

1914-15 Ioannis Tzortzopoulos (Johannis Georgopoulos) born 1896 to Theodoros Tzortzopoulos and Kerana Tzortzopoulou spent his first three years in Australia living in Glen Innes

1914-16 Georgios Kominos (George Comino) born 1885 and his brother Theodoros born 1901 to Kosmas Kominos and Kerani Tzortzopoulou immigrated to Australia and spent their first two years in Glen Innes before both moving to Warialda

1914-16 Athanasios Frantzeskakis (Arthur Francis) born 1896 to Georgios Frantzeskakis and Zoitza Krithari lived in Glen Innes

1915 Fire

1916 Fire station built

1916 Alexandros Koroneos (Alexander Andrew Coroneo) born 1896 to Andreas Koroneos and Eleni Koroneou moved to Glen Innes to join his brother Konstantinos

1917 Glen Innes Co-op Butter Factory Co. Ltd burnt down

1917 Diphtheria outbreak

1918 Glen Innes Co-op Butter Factory Co. Ltd rebuilt

1918 Water supply established

Glen Innes 1920

1921 Measles epidemic

1921 Population 4830

1922 Electricity in town

1922 Electric street lamps lit

1922 Panagiotis Kritharis (Peter Crethary) born 1894 to Nikolaos Kritharis and Stamatiki Kipriou arrived in Australia and went directly to Glen Innes where he spent many years

1923 Theodoros Kasimatis born 1905 to Emmanouil Kasimatis and Stamatiki Kominou immigrated to Australia and spent the first nine months in Glen Innes before moving to Queensland

1924 Georgios Kritharis, born 1897 to Panagiotis Kritharis and Grigoria Mavrogiori, and Natalia Megalokonomou, born 1904 to Dimitrios Megalokonomos and Andriana Megalokonomou, were married in Glen Innes

1924 Nikolaos Kalokernos born 1895 to Emmanouil Kalokernos and Maria Aroni, and Marigo Megalokonomou, born 1899 to Dimitrios Megalokonomos and Andriana Megalokonomou, were married

1924 Vasilios Kalokernos immigrated to Australia and spent the first eight months in Glen Innes

1925-29 Zafiroula Krithari born 1896 to Dimitrios Kritharis and Eleni Farou lived in Glen Innes before she married Georgios Tzortzopoulos in Lismore

1926 Glen Innes Co-op Dairy Society established

1926 West Glen Innes school built

1926 Haralambos Kritharis (Harry Crethar) born 1903 to Dimitrios Kritharis and Eleni Farou moved to Glen Innes from Lismore and spent many years there

1927 Panagiotis Koroneos (Panagiote Coroneo) born 1912 to Theodoros Koroneos and Potheti Steliou spent three months in Glen Innes when he first arrived in Australia. He then settled in Tamworth then Armidale

1928 Glen Innes high school built

1929-31 Minas Kalokernos born 1900 to Andreas Kalokernos and Diamanta Tzane spent the first three years of his new life in Australia in Glen Innes

Abt 1930 In an unknown year Nikoalos Koroneos born 1903 to Theodosios Koroneos and Stamatiki Kiprou owned a business in Glen Innes.

Abt 1930s Konstantinos Baveas born 1903 to Stavrianos Baveas and Chrisanthi Koroneou owned a building in Glen Innes called “Condon House”

1930 Water filtration plant built

1931 Glen Innes Co-op Butter Factory Co. Ltd fire

1933 Caterpillar infestation

1933 Flood

1935 Sewerage

1936 Pneumonia epidemic

1937 An unnamed child of Nikolaos Kalokernos and Marigo Megalokonomou died and was buried in Glen Innes cemetery

Abt 1938 Aristotelis Zantiotis born 1885 to Dimitrios Zantiotis and Marigo Zantioti moved to Glen Innes where he worked for the Sourry family with his father Dimitrios

1940 Dimitrios Zantiotis born 1885 to Aristotelis Zantiotis and Erini SourI immigrated to  Innes to work with his son Aristotelis for the Sourry family

1941 Population about 5400

Abt 1944 Georgios Zantiotis born 1864 to Stavrianos Zantiotis and Evgeniki SourI spent 18 months in Glen Innes after serving in the Australian Army in WWII

1944  Plane crash killed five people

1949 Hail storm

1952 Glen Innes Co-op Dairy Society closed

1952-56 New hospital built

1954 Measles epidemic

1954 New telephone exchange building built

1956 Hospital closed

1961 Population 5771

1964 Cyclone

1965 Drought

1974 Glen Innes Co-op Butter Factory Co. Ltd closed

1981 Automatic telephone established

1981 Population 6052

1987 Water treatment plant built

1994 Drought

1999 Clock tower built

2001 Population 5722

2002 Cyclone

2011 Population 5173


For more information in the history of Glen Innes I thoroughly recommend "Historical Guide to New South Wales" by Philip SImpson.


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