Spiro Bekis1

M, #1072, d. 17 December 1981
Spiro Bekis 1911-1981
Last Edited9 Feb 2015
Name Variation Begari2 
Immigration*1939 "MV Esquilino";
Spiro Begari [also known as Begaris or Bekiaris], Greek, born in Albania - arrived Australia per MV ESQUILINO2 
Marriage*10 December 1947 The Court House, Manly, NSW;
Groom: Spiro Begari
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Dervicani Albania
Occupation: Pastrycook
Age: 36
Usual Residence: 8 Whistler Street Manly
Father: Michael Begari (deceased)
Occupation: Café Proprietor
Mother: Mary Mano

Bride: Mary Hogan
Status: Divorced
Place of Birth: Moree NSW
Occupation: Waitress
Age: 28
Usual Residence: 8 Whistler Street Manly
Father: Daniel George Smith
Occupation: Shearer
Mother: Ellen Regent

Date of Marriage: 10 Dec 1947
Place of Marriage: The Court House, Manly, Manly Municipality NSW
Religion: Marriage Act 1899-1934
Witnesses: I Mason, J Mason
Minister: F A Gillespie, District Registrar;Bride=Mary Hogan3 
Residence*1963 28 Byrd Street, Canley Heights, NSW;
Bekis, Spiro, 28 Byrd street, Canley Heights, cook
Bekis, Mary, 28 Byrd street, Canley Heights, cook
;Principal=Mary Bekis4 
;Principal=Ellen Josephine Smith5
Spiro Bekis, Ellen Sheens and Terry
Residence1980 42 Hampshire Crescent, Alexandra Hills, QLD;
Bekis, Spiro Michael, 42 Hampshire Cres, Alex Hls
Mary bekis, 42 Hampshire Cres, Alex Hls;Principal=Mary Bekis4 
Death*17 December 1981 QLD;
Aged 69 years6 
Headstone* Mount Gravatt Cemetery, Mount Gravatt, QLD;

;Principal=Mary Bekis5
Spiro & Mary Bekis headstone


Mary Smith b. 21 Oct 1919, d. 22 Feb 2006
  • Peter Bekis6
  • Michael Bekis6
  • Suzanne Bekis6
  • Mary Bekis6
  • John Bekis6
  • Ellen Bekis6


  1. [S1] Personal knowledge Tim Sheens.
  2. [S337] Website National Archives of Australia - Records Search (http://www.naa.gov.au/) "Spiro Begari immigation 1939."
  3. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 29145/1947 Spiro Begari & Mary Hogan.
  4. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls, http://www.ancestry.com.au/
  5. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.
  6. [S339] Monumental inscription on the grave of Headstone of Spiro & Mary Bekis.