Newspaper cutting - Odds and Ends Round Melbourne, circa 1940s-1950s Object Reg. No: HT 2273

Newspaper clipping titled 'Odds and Ends Round Melbourne', which shows an image of James Sigalas' first home in George Place, Melbourne. 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.
Small newspaper cutting with black and white photograph of a street and its buildings. Five line caption below photograph.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 133 mm (Height), 71 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, houses, greek communities, greek immigration, migration settlement, news clippings
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Handwritten on lower edge: Here was the first residence/of James Sigalas & family.
Place Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Person Named: James Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Place & Date Published: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1950s

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