St George's 'Steve the Greek' has a surprise in the back of his guns and ammo store.
Story By Kerryn Suttor
“I’m going to tell you somethin’ that nobody else in the world knows,” Stavros Margaritis says with a conviction that makes you listen. “It will cost you three dollars ... and if you’re not happy, well ... then I give you back six,” he says, eyes twinkling.
Steve (Stavros) Margaritis is St George’s own ‘unique man’, an emu-egg carver who has an extraordinary collection of more than 150 hand-carved emu eggs tucked away at the back of his guns and ammunition shop, The Balonne Sports Store, in the main street in St George in south-western Queensland.
This story excerpt is from Issue #92
Outback Magazine: Dec/Jan 2014