Harry Moshonas is a beloved member of Victoria’s Greek community thanks to his job. No, he is not a teacher or a mayor, but has been working for the Australian post for the past 45 years and was the unique means of communication between Greek-Australians and their Greek relatives and friends back the 1970′s.
Now he’s delivered his last letter, having decided to retire. Moshonas delivered his last mail in Richmond, Victoria while many friends of the route bid farewell to him. “Just last week I had an Australian lady waiting for me to make me coffee and she was crying,” he told Neos Kosmos. ”It was very emotional as it was getting closer to the retirement day,” he continued, “I am trying to be strong and I have to get through it and that’s part of life.”
When Moshonas migrated to Australia, he worked in a factory for three years but had some English skills so a friend advised him to apply for the Australian Post office. ”I have to retire,” he says, “it comes to a stage in my life where it’s the end of the road.”
(Source: Neos Kosmos)