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Letterhead - Jas. Sigalas & Co. Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 1940s Reg. No: HT 2248
- Letterhead for Jas. Sigalas & Co. Pty Ltd. Iakovos (James) Sigalas was a Greek migrant born on the Island of Sikinos. He migrated to Adelaide with his family in 1901, after living in Egypt, Australia and New Zealand. In Adelaide he opened a store at 19 Rundle Street, which operated under the family name James Sigalas and Co until the 1980s. In 1905 he moved to Melbourne, where he he opened the Anglo-American café in Bourke Street in 1906. In the mid 1930s James opened the Centenary café three doors down from the Anglo-American café. He frequently returned to Sikinos for summer breaks, where he would travel alone, spend money and impress his friends and relatives with his success. In 1920, James took his three children to Athens to find them spouses. He arranged for his son Letho to be engaged to Lili. James died in Melbourne in 1950.
- Blank letterhead paper, with company details at the top in black text.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
|Dimensions:||260 mm (Height), 206 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, stationery, caf s|
|Themes this item is part of:||Iakovos (James) Sigalas, Greek Migrant, circa 1890s, Sigalas Family Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Café & Pub Culture|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed at top: Jas. Sigalas & Co. Pty Ltd, 239-41 Bourke Street Melbourne / 194__' Established 1900|
|User:||Jas. Sigalas & Co. Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940s|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940s|