2016 – Veneto Club

On Thursday 14 July 2016 Madeleine was invited to give a presentation about the project to the Veneto Club monthly luncheon for pensioners. Over 160 people attended the luncheon.

Madeleine presented with Johnny and Eleonora Marchioro. The presentation focused on the story of Vittorio and Angelina Marchioro, their marriage by proxy in 1938, 11 years after Vittorio had arrived in Adelaide. The presentation also covered their first ten years of their married life on Frogmore Road where they leased about ten acres and worked 14 glasshouses until they moved with their sons, Johnny and Romano, to White Avenue Lockleys in 1949. The presentation included photos that interviewees had given Madeleine permission to use.

Madeleine invited members of the Veneto Club to contact her if they had memories of the market gardens at Frogmore and Findon Roads. She will lcontinue to interview people particularly the sons and daughters of the ’pioneer’ market gardeners who arrived in 1926 – 1928.2016 – Veneto Club