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Health Certificate - Orient Line, Naples, 1929 Document Reg. No: HT 17129

Health certificate issued by the Orient Line Holme and Co. Napoli to Stanio Fancoff when he migrated from Bulgaria to Australia in 1929. It includes Stanio's photograph, and documents vaccinations and sanitory records.

Stanio Ivanoff Fancoff was born in 1908 in Bojentsi, a small village in Bulgaria. At age 11, Stanio left home to learn the shoemaking trade. In 1929, he immigrated to Melbourne, settled in Fitzroy and began to work for the V.G. Zemancheff & Sons basket shoe factory in South Melbourne. In 1936, he married Dorotea Georgi Touzou who had recently arrived in Australia. Around this time, Stanio set up his own shoemaking business from home, with Georgi, her cousin and sister weaving the shoes which he then assembled. Selected shoe samples were then taken to Sydney and Tasmania for sale. In 1942, Georgi and Stanio moved to Broken Hill for Georgi's health; daughter Nancy was born there and Stanio set up a shoe shop/factory. In 1945, Georgi died and by 1950 Stanio and Nancy had moved to Adelaide where he again opened a shoemaking business and shop. He passed away in 1978, having been in the shoemaking business for 59 years.
Certificate printed on cream paper with small photograph. Handwritten text and stamps.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Nancy Vasileff, 2207
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 112 mm (Height), 139 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: boot shoemaking, bulgarian communities, bulgarian immigration, immigration, small businesses, travel, shipping lines
Themes this item is part of: Stanio Fancoff, Bulgarian Migrant & Shoe Maker, 1929, Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Medicine in Society Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: Front, Printed, Black Ink,Text: ORIENT LINE/HOLME & Co./NAPOLI.
Front, Stamped Purple Ink, Text: Dott. Pietro Mazzaccara
Front, Printed Black Ink, Text: Il Sig./ in partenza col P.fo/ha espletate le operazioni sanitaire indicate, Napoli/Bollo della Societa
Front, Handwritten, Pencil, Text: Haguo F. Fengoff
Front, Purple Stamp Ink, Text: Holuele Naples (? Difficult to read)
Back, Printed, Black Ink, Text: Disinfezione / Bagno/ Vaccinazione
Back, Stamped, Purple Ink, Text: Fmualy/Franesco Marino/Dott. PIETRO MAZZACCARA
Back, Printed Black Ink, Text: Il MEDICO DELLA COMPAGNIA
Back, Stamped Purple Ink, Text: R. ISPETTORATO DELL EMIGRAZIONE/NEL DI NAPOLI/ ISPEZIONE SANITARIA/ Visto Al Controllo and an undetermined signature
Issued To: Mr Stanio Fancoff, Naples, Italy, 1929
References: R.A. Salaman, 'Dictionary of Leather-working Tools c.1700-1950 and Tools of Allied Trades,' London: George Allen and Unwin (Publishers) Ltd, 1986 [Section 2: Boot and Shoe Maker pp18-185].
John Peacock. 'Shoes, The Complete Sourcebook,' London:Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2005.
NAA holds file (online) on Vasil George Zemancheff, Fancoff's employer

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