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Letter - Introduction for Letho Sigalas, Premier of Victoria, 1939 Document Reg. No: HT 2716

Letter of Introduction for Letho Sigalas from the Premier of Victoria. It was written for him to take on his 1939 tour of Europe and North America, which he went on with wife Lili.

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. Letho and Lili were in Greece when war was declared in 1939. Letho and Lili had a final trip abroad in 1960, before he passed away in 1964.
Foolscap size sheet with Premier's Department letterhead, signed for the premier by E. J. Hogan. Extensive text printed in black ink. The Victorian coat of arms is at the top of the sheet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.9 cm (Width), 33.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, travel tourism, holidaying, government departments, correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: 19th May, 1939 / Dear Sir, / I desire to introduce the bearer, / --------- MR. LETHO JAMES SIGALIS-------- / a resident of this State, who has been com- / mended to be by Mr. W. C. Haworth, M.L.A. / Mr. Sigalis is accompanied by his / wife, and if you can show them any courtesy / during their stay in London, I shall be glad / if you will be so good as to do so. / Yours faithfully, / E.J. Hogan / for Premier. / The Agent-General for Victoria, / Victoria House, / Melbourne Place, / The Strand, / LONDON, W.C.2
Author: Sir Albert Dunstan - Victorian Government, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 May 1939
Other Association (See Comments): Mr E. Hogan - Victorian Government, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 May 1939

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Addressed To: Mr Albert Bussau - Victorian Government, London, England, Great Britain, 19 May 1939
Person Named: Mr Letho Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 May 1939

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