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Title Health Certificate for Stanio Fancoff, Orient Line, Naples
Date 1929
Document Type Legal Papers
Reference HT 17129
Library / Archive Museum Victoria
Collection Name Personal Stories Collections
Description This Orient Line Holme and Co. Napoli document was required for Stanio Fancoff's immigration to Australia. Complete with Stanio's photograph, this paper is a statement regarding vaccinations and sanitory records and has been signed by Haguo F. Fengoff. Along with many other documents, these papers were held and required by Stanio when he departed for Australia from the port of Naples in 1929.
Biographical Note / History Stanio Ivanoff Fancoff was born in 1908 in Bojentsi, a small village in Bulgaria. At age 11, Stanio left home to learn the shoemaking trade. In 1929, he emigrated to Melbourne, settled in Fitzroy and began to work for the V. G. Zemancheff & Sons basket shoe factory in South Melbourne. In 1936, he married Dorotea Georgi Touzou who had recently arrived in Australia. Around this time, Stanio set up his own shoemaking business from home with Georgi, Dorotea's cousin, and her sister weaving the shoes which he then assembled. Select shoe samples were then taken to Sydney and Tasmania for sale. In 1942, Georgi and Stanio moved to Broken Hill for Georgi's health; there daughter Nancy was born and Stanio set up a shoe shop/factory. In 1945, Georgi died and by 1950 Stanio and Nancy had moved to Adelaide where he again opened a shoemaking business and shop. He passed away in 1978, having been in the shoemaking business for 59 years.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Country (from) Bulgaria; Italy
Country (to) Australia
Ports Naples, Italy
Nationality Bulgarian
People Fancoff, Stanio Ivanoff
Keywords emigration, immigrant, sanitation, disease, health and sickness, medical staff, Orient Line
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museum Victoria Catalogue
Language Italian
Document(s) linked to Passport for Stanio Fancoff, Bulgaria
Studio Photograph of Stanio Ivanoff Fancoff, Bulgaria
Photograph of Mrs Zemancheff and Friends Wearing Basket Shoes, Melbourne
Photograph of Zemancheff Factory Workers and Truck, South Melbourne
Photograph of Stanio Ivanoff Fancoff in His Shoemaking Workshop, Melbourne
Pink and Brown Leather Basketweave Shoe
Printer's Proof Sheet Showing Two Shoes
Maroon and Cream Leather Basketweave Shoe
Right Foot Wooden Shoe Last
Leatherworking Awl
Leatherworking Edge Iron
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