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Certificate - Chourmouze High School, Lili Vrahamis, Athens, 1919-1920 Object Reg. No: HT 2277

School certificate received by Lili Sigalas (nee Vrahamis) for her schooling at Chourmouze High School in Athens from 1919-20. The Subjects listed are Civics, French, Cosmology, Health, Nursing, Childcare, Home Economics, Cooking, Sewing, Accounting, Typing, Music, Art, Psychology and Philology.

Lili was born in 1904, and lived in Istanbul with her mother until the end of World War One, when they moved to Athens, where her father had been teaching during the war. As her father was unable to settle a dowry on her he ensured that she was quite well educated. In 1922 Lili migrated to Australia to marry Letho Sigalas. The couple were married at the Greek Orthodox Church on Victoria Parade, Melbourne in 1923. Lili was active in the Melbourne Greek community and was a member of the International Club and the Greek Red Cross. She passed away in Melbourne in the 1990s.
Certificate printed in Greek in black ink, landscape orientation. Centred text surrounded by black border of running design. Lower left corner contains a green and blue stamp, which has been pasted on. There are hand written signatures in black ink at lower centre and right. There are two circular stamps in purple ink at lower left and centre. There is a signature in black ink on the reverse of certificate, along the upper edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 277 mm (Height), 430 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, education, certificates
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: training & employment records
Inscriptions: Extensive text in Greek printed in black ink.
Awarded To: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Athens, Greece, 1920
Awarded By: Chourmouze High School, Athens, Greece, 1920

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