Frank Emmanuel Notaras

January 25, 1994

Frank Emmanuel Notaras
Birthdate: 1919
Birthplace: Cythera, Nisi, Greece
Death: January 25, 1994 (74-75)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Place of Burial: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Immediate Family: Husband of Meti Notaras


A pioneer of ACT Greek community

A well-known member of Canberra’s Greek-Australian community, Frank Emmanuel Notaras, died on Tuesday morning, aged 74. Mr Notaras was one of the Canberra district’s Greek cafeteria “pioneers” and has been very active in the takeaway food and supermarkets industries since first coming to live in Australia in 1937. The wider Notaras family in Canberra, to whom Mr Notaras was distantly related, are noted property developers in the region. Frank Notaras was born on the Greek island of Kythera in the village, Frilingianika, in 1919. When he migrated to Australia he worked in a Greek cafeteria at Captains Flat before going to work in the Paragon Cafe in Queanbeyan. He was called up into the Australian Army during World War II and served for five years before being discharged and coming  back to Canberra. His business interests developed and he became a partner in the Liberty Cafe in Manuka (now Caphs) and went on to make a number of investments in super markets and cafeterias. Mr Notaras had been active in his business interests and he had worked at the coffee lounge at the Hellenic Club before retiring about four years ago. He moved into the present family home in Griffith in 1946, where he died on Tuesday morning. He leaves three children, Emmanuel, Theo and Gina, wife, Matina, and three grandchildren,  Frank, Spiros and Danielle.

published in The Canberra Times  |  Thu 27 Jan 1994  |  Page 14  |  Obituary: FRANK EMMANUEL NOTARAS A pioneer of ACT Greek community