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Newspaper cutting - Greek's Estate Aids Charity, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 2275

Newspaper clipping titled 'Greek's Estate Aids Charity', which relates to the gifting of part of James Sigalas' estate to various Greek and Australian charities. 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, roughly cut, black ink on faded paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 62 mm (Height), 54 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, death mourning, greek communities, greek immigration, charities, caf s, news clippings
Themes this item is part of: Iakovos (James) Sigalas, Greek Migrant, circa 1890s, Sigalas Family Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Title: Greek's Estate Aids Charity
Person Named: James Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
Place & Date Published: James Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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