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Passport - Issued to Mr Letho Sigalas, by Commonwealth of Australia, 1930 Object Reg. No: HT 2721

Commonwealth of Australia passport, for Mr Letho Sigalas, issued in 1930. Letho was the son of James Sigalas, a Greek migrant who settled in Australia in 1901 and opened the Anglo-American café in 1906, and the Centenary café, in the mid 1930s, both in Bourke Street. Letho worked in his father's café's and in 1920 was engaged to his cousin Lili Vrahamis. The couple were married in Melbourne in 1923 and had two daughters Danae in June 1924 and Magarita Babette in 1931.

They moved in a very sociable set, composed of their own young Greek cousins, and had cars, sophistication and some affluence. In 1930 the family toured Europe and travelled to Greece to see Lili's parents. Letho and Lili went abroad again in 1939 and were in Greece when war was declared. Letho and Lili had a final trip abroad in 1960, before he passed away in 1964.
Black hard cover passport with Australian crest and text in gold lettering. There is a section cut out of the front cover to reveal the signature from the first page. Inside pages include photos of Letho and Lili and signatures, various visa stamps.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.1 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, travel tourism, identity cards, holidaying
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: GOVERNANCE
Secondary Classification: Citizenship & Identification
Tertiary Classification: travel
Inscriptions: Inscribed in gold lettering on front cover: PASSPORT / COMMONWEALTH OF / AUSTRALIA
Printed on first page: A 99017 / Mr Letho J SIGALAS
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1930
Issued To: Mr Letho Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930

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