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Diary - Lili Sigalas, North America Tour, Greek & English, 1939 Object Reg. No: HT 2713

Diary written by Lili Sigalas during a trip to North America in 1939, two thirds are written in English and one third is written in Greek. The first entry commences on the 28th May 1939, recounting Lili and Letho's departure from Melbourne on the 22nd May 1939. The diary recounts various events during their trip including meeting the Australian Davis Cup team, whom Lili described as a 'lovely lot' and visiting Los Angles with its mix of 'all the tribes of Europe'.

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. They had two daughters Danae in June 1924 and Magarita Babette in 1931. Lili and Letho travelled abroad together in 1930, 1939 and 1960.
Blue 'Embassy Reporters Note Book' with red spine and lined notepaper inside in a portrait format. There is extensive text inside the notebook, which has been handwritten in black ink in both English and Greek.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.8 cm (Height), 12.5 cm (Width), 20.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, travel tourism, holidaying, diaries
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Travel
Tertiary Classification: diaries
Inscriptions: Inscribed on front cover: EMBASSY / TRADE MARK RED / Reporters / NOTE BOOK
Author: Mrs Lili Sigalas, United States of America, 1939
Place Named: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 May 1939
Place Named: Los Angeles, California, United States of America, 1939

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