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Passport - Issued to Mrs H. Sigalas, by Commonwealth of Australia, 1939 Object Reg. No: HT 2722

British passport, Commonwealth of Australia, issued to Lili Sigalas in 1939. The passport refers to Lili's status as British subject by marriage, as the wife of a British subject by birth. Lili Sigalas (nee Vrahamis), born in 1904, migrated to Australia in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. The couple were married at the Greek Orthodox Church on Victoria Parade, Melbourne in 1923. Lili travelled extensively and was active in the Melbourne Greek community. Letho passed away in 1964 and from 1966 onwards Lili divided her time between Melbourne and Greece. She passed away in Melbourne in the 1990s.
Black, cloth booklet. The cover has embossed text and the Coat of Arms of Australia. There are two oval shaped windows on the cover revealing first page. The inside of the passport contains handwritten and black text and a black and white passport sized photograph of Lili. There are stamps in various colours on several pages.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.5 cm (Width), 15.1 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, identity cards, government departments, travel
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: GOVERNANCE
Secondary Classification: Citizenship & Identification
Tertiary Classification: travel
Inscriptions: Front Cover: A211546 / BRITISH / PASSPORT / COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA / Mrs H. Sigalas.
There is extensive text, both printed and hand written, within the passport.
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1939
Issued To: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939

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