Portrait of Myra Demetriou in Good Weekend


Window To The World

Tim Elliot has written a lovely portrait of Myra for Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend. 

“Sometimes, a person’s life story tells a larger tale. In the case of Myra Demetriou, the only resident now left in Sydney’s famed Sirius public housing block, it’s the evolution of Sydney Harbour from working port to millionaires’ playground.” 

The feature was in Good Weekend on Saturday 2nd December 2017, and is also available online: http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/the-sirius-buildings-last-tenant-myra-demetriou-91-reveals-her-future-plans-20171120-gzp32z.html 


yra has lived in the building since 2008. Photo: Janie Barrett


Nick and Myra met at ballroom dancing lessons, and married in 1955. He was a “bit naughty”.