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Passport - Issued to Mrs L. Sigalas, by Commonwealth of Australia, 1952 Object Reg. No: HT 2724

British passport, Commonwealth of Australia, issued to Lili Sigalas in 1952. It was renewed in 1957, with an expiry date of 1962.

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 abroad frequently, both with her family and with friends. She was active in the Melbourne Greek community and was a member of the International Club and the Greek Red Cross. 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.

Although this document lists Lili's year of birth as 1906, it is incorrect and is most likely due to human error.
Blue hard cover with Australian crest, 'British Passport' and 'Commonwealth of Australia' inscribed in gold lettering. Inside pages include photo of Lili and signature, various visa stamps. Stamps in 1960 list eastern bloc countries for which passport not valid.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.4 cm (Width), 15.2 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, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: GOVERNANCE
Secondary Classification: Citizenship & Identification
Tertiary Classification: travel
There is extensive text, both printed and hand written, within the passport.
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, 1952
Issued To: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1952
Other Association (See Comments): Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957

Date Renewed

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