Arthur Emanuel Comino

July 31, 1882 - June 1, 1964

Burial Date January 7, 1964

Arthur Emanuel Comino

Details from his application for naturalization dated 13/01/1922):

Arthur was born on the thirty first of July in the year 1882 at Cirigo, in the Potamos province, in the country of Greece.

His father’s full name was Emanuel Arthur Comino.

He arrived in Australia from Greece on the 10th April 1910, per the Otewa and disembarked at the port of Sydney, New South Wales.

Occupation: Restaurant Keeper.

When he applied he had been employed by Comino and Son, at Cairns for three and a half years.

Since his arrival in Australia he had lived in: Sydney (3 months) Murwillumbah NSW (8 months), Brisbane QLD (9 months), Lismore – NSW (1 month) Wigham NSW (4 years) and Cairns QLD (3 1/2 years).

I arrived in Sydney on the 10th April 1910. I stopped in Sydney about three months . From Sydney I went to Murwillumbah where I worked for wages for 8 months. From there I went to Lismore for one month and then to Brisbane where I worked for the Freeleagus Bros for nine months. I left Brisbane and visited different towns looking for a suitable town in which to open up a business and finally settled in Wingham NSW where I carried on a business for four (4) years since i first settled in Wingham. I then left Wingham and again travelled about looking for a suitable place to re-open a business and I finally arrived in Cairns where I have resided for the past three years and eight months.

His wife’s full name: Sophia A.E. Comino. She was born at Cirigo. Her age at the time of application was 39 years and she lived at Abbott Street, Cairns.

Arthur and Sophia had five children: Matina (17 1/2 years born in Greece, residing Cairns), Emanuel A.E. Comino (12 years old, born in Greece, residing Cairns), John A.E. Comino (9 years old, born in NSW, residing in Cairns), Peter A.E. Comino (7 1/2 years old, born in NSW, residing in Cairns), George A.E. Comino (5 years, born in NSW, residing in Cairns).

Personal Description: 5 feet 7 inches, colour of hair: brown, colour of eyes: brown, any special peculiarities: none


As per cemetery details:

Arthur Emanuel Comino
Birth 1879 (?)*
Death 1 Jun 1964 (aged 84–85)
Queensland, Australia
Cairns Cemetery
Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia
Plot Monumental East Side, Row T4, Site 9396