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Veneto Region Notth-West Italy

This page shows all the pages and links on this site. It also contains a very brief and truncated summary of each page. The contents of this page are listed  in numerical and then alphabetical order. Please feel free to contact us if you find any broken links or have any questions about this project. Contact us.

1927 Pioneer families

  A group of young Italian men and one woman arrived in Adelaide in 1926/27. They came from the Veneto region in the north-east of Italy. Within a few years they established commercial market gardens in the western suburbs about eight kilometres...

2010 History Week

In 2010 the City of Charles Sturt hosted a presentation during History week. Madeleine Regan, Frankie Ballestsrin and Bruno Piovesan gave a presentation about the market gardens on Frogmore Road in the Findon Library.

2011 Exhibition

In August 2011 the Veneti community Research Group (Madeleine Regan, Frankie Ballestrin, Johnny and Eleonora Marchioro, Bruno and Graziella Piovesan organised an exhibition with funding from Multicultural SA and the City of Charles Sturt. It was held...

2013 History Festival

'Remembering market gardens on Frogmore and Findon Roads through photos'  was held during the SA History Festival 11 May 2013, at the Findon Library. Photographs, Findon Library - May 2013  

2016 - 'Eat your words'

Madeleine Regan, From the Veneto to Frogmore and Findon Roads: Stories of Italian market gardeners, 1920s – 1970s.  Madeleine Regan gave a talk about the Veneti market gardeners oral history project at the Adelaide Migration Museum on 3 February 201...

2016 - University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide  -  13 October  2016 Madeleine gave a lecture about her project to the third year students in the Italian migration in Australian class at the University of Adelaide on 13 October 2016. She provided students with an ov...

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...

2016 History Month

History SA History Festival - 5 May 2016 Bar Yarns: From the Veneto to Frogmore and Findon Roa ds Madeleine Regan spoke at the Lockleys Hotel about the project. The presentation included interviews with Johnny Marchioro, Frankie Ballestrin, Eleonora...

2017 Historical Society of South Australia

On September 1st Madeleine Regan, Frankie Ballestrin and Johnny Marchioro gave a presentation about the Veneto market gardeners oral history  project to the September Meeting of the Historical Society of South Australia at the Burnside Community...

Acknowledgements

The Veneti Market Gardeners 1927  project and website is owned and operated by Madeleine Regan. Madeleine is the Principal of ideas and words. She undertakes community history projects, writes educational resources, records oral histories,...

Ballantyne family

James Ballantyne was born in Scotland 4 March 1888. He finished his apprenticeship as a gardener and migrated to Australia before World War I.

Ballestrin family

Ballestrin brothers, Antonio, 25, Isidoro, 23 years and first cousin, Giuseppe, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide on 20 September 1927 per ‘Regina d’Italia’.

Berno family

The Berno family came from Riese in the Province of Treviso. Between 1925 -1927, three brothers arrived in Adelaide: Fedele, Alberto and Pietro. A cousin, Gino arrived with Pietro.

Bortoletto family

Leandro Bortoletto, born 2 March 1927, at Ponzano Veneto in the Province of Treviso, arrived in Adelaide in 1950.

Contact

[wc_tabgroup class="" layout="box"] [wc_tab title="Contact"]  If you would like to know more or you would like to share a memory of the market gardens on Frogmore, Grange, Findon or Valetta Roads, please contact Madeleine Regan. I...

Events

Events – discover the range of public events related to the Veneti market gardeners oral history project from 2010

Fazzalari family

Fortunato Fazzalari, born 1913 in Caulonia, Reggio Calabria, arrived in Australia in 1932. His wife, Francesca Cosenza, born 1922, arrived as a 13 year old in 1933.

Griguol family

Pompeo Griguol, born 16 June 1900, in Meduna D’Livenza, province of Treviso, arrived in Australia per ‘Re d’Italia’ on 25 May 1925. In 1927, he married Andreina Restiotto, born in 1903 in Prata di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. She had arrived per ‘Ca...

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In the media

This page provides information about the project and how it has been presented by various media organisations. [wc_accordion collapse="1" leaveopen="0" layout="box"] [wc_accordion_section title="Messenger Press Article - January 16, 2016 "] ...

Information Panels

The following images show the information panels used to present information to attendees at the events held to highlight this project. The panels were designed by Dave Smids, Wildfire Design and made by Alex Bennett. Click on a panel to enlarge. ...

Innocente family

Angelo Innocente, born 26 November, 1921 in Caselle, Province of Treviso, arrived in Adelaide in June 1950. His uncle, Pietro Compostella, who had arrived in 1938, sponsored him.

Marchioro, Francesco and Margherita

Francesco, born 1901 and Margherita nee Marchioro, born 1905 were both born in Malo, Province of Vicenza in the Veneto region. They arrived with their daughter, Maria aged one year, on 3 March 1926 per ‘Regina d’Italia’.

Marchioro, Vittorio

Vittorio, born 23 December 1906, was 21 years old when he arrived in Adelaide per ‘Orama’ on 17 December 1927. He came from Malo in the Province of Vicenza in the Veneto Region.

Mattiazzo, Armida

Armida Mattiazzo nee Biasetto, born 20 October 1928 in Ponzano Veneto, Province of Treviso, arrived in Australia in 1952. She married her fiancée, Augusto Mattiazzo in Melbourne five days after she arrived.

Mattiazzo, Oscar

Oscar was born on 15 December 1923 in Bigolino, Province of Treviso. His father, Angelo, had borrowed money to emigrate, and arrived in Adelaide in 1927.

Migrant ships

All of the pioneer families arrived in Australia on various Italian passenger and cargo ships. Many of these ships we destroyed during the war or taken as 'prizes' of war. [wc_accordion collapse="1" leaveopen="0" layout="box"] [wc_accordion_section...

Other families

A number of people, also interviewed or videoed for the project, have connections to the Veneti families and the market gardens area in the Frogmore and Findon Roads area. These include: [wc_row][wc_column size="one-half" position="first"] Rae Ballantyne Maria...

Piovesan family

Angelo, born 4 December 1905, in Ponzano Veneto in the Province of Treviso arrived on 27 August 1927 per ‘Citta’ di Genova’.

Rebuli family

Brunone, born 23 October 1893 in Bigolino, Province of Treviso, arrived on 25 July 1927 per ‘Carignano’.

Rebuli Guido

Interview summaries and transcripts Guido Rebuli [ilink url="http://encore.slsa.sa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2918301__Sitalian%20market%20gardeners__P0%2C6__Orightresult__X3?lang=eng&suite=cobalt"]Summary[/ilink]

Recchi family

Relatives and Links:Frankie Ballestrin;  Jimmy Ballestrin; Johnny Marchioro; Bruno Piovesan; and  Guido Rebuli . [wc_tabgroup layout="box"] [wc_tab title="Biography"] Melbourne (Mel) and his twin sister, Adelaide (Ada),...

Relatives

The following list includes relatives of the 1927 pioneer families. They have been interviewed and/or videoed for the project. Click on a name for more information. [wc_row][wc_column size="one-half" position="first"] Francesco (Frankie) Ballestrin ...

Resources

Use these links to access: Events – discover the range of public events related to the Veneti market gardeners oral history project from 2010 Display panels – click on each of the seven panels and explore themes of the Veneti market gardeners pro...

Rossetto family

Eight of the nine children of Elena and Modesto Rossetto from Bigolino, Province of Treviso emigrated to Australia.

Santin family

Giovanni Luigi Santin, born 7 November 1886 in Caselle, Province of Treviso, arrived in Adelaide on 27 August 1927 per 'Citta di Genova'.

SiteMap

This page shows all the pages and links on this site. It also contains a very brief and truncated summary of each page. The contents of this page are listed  in numerical and then alphabetical order. Please feel free to contact us if you find any br...

Stepan family

Anita   Clara   Lazzaretto  was born in Montegrotto, in the Province of Padua in the Vento Region on 27 May 1921. Clara worked in her grandparents’ spa hotel from the age of 11 years until she emigrated when she was 2...

The Veneto Community Research Group

The Veneto Community Research Group was formed in 2011 to host the project exhibition with support from the City of Charles Sturt and Multicultural SA. Members of the group are: Johnny Marchioro, Frank Ballestrin and Bruno Piovesan together with Eleonora...

Timelines

Click any of the date tabs below to find out what events shaped a particular decade and the context of the Veneti and other market gardeners on Frogmore and Findon Roads. [wc_tabgroup layout="box"] [wc_tab title="1920s"] Italy Post WWI disruption ...

Tonellato family

Secondo, born in 1893 in Caselle d’Altivole, Province of Treviso, arrived in Adelaide on 27 August 1927 on the ‘Citta’ di Genova’.

Tropeano family

Domenico, born 1903, arrived 1 September 1927 per ‘Citta di Genova’. He had married Concetta in Italy before migrating to Australia.

Veneto Region

The Veneto is a northeastern Italian region bordering the Dolomite mountains and the Adriatic Sea. It was part of the powerful, independent Venetian Republic for more than 1,000 years, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Venice, its regional...

Website Features

The website features a range of information including: Brief biographies of the pioneer market gardeners who arrived in 1927 and links to family members Stories of other market gardeners including two returned Anglo-Australian WWI soldiers who worked...

Welcome ~ benvenuto

[wc_tabgroup class="" layout="box"] [wc_tab title="welcome"] This website tells the story of a group of young Italian men and one woman who arrived in Adelaide between 1926 and 1928. They came from the Veneto region in the north-east Italy....

West family

[wc_tabgroup layout="box"] [wc_tab title="Biography"] Barrie West Barrie was born on 22 August 1937 and grew up in a market gardening family on Valetta Road, St James Park, now known as Kidman Park. His parents grew celery on a property of...

Zalunardo family

Eugenio, born on 18th February 1905 in Castelcucco, Province of Treviso, arrived in Adelaide on 18 April 1927 per ‘Regina d’Italia’.

Zampin family

[wc_tabgroup layout="box"] [wc_tab title="Biography"] Silvano Zampin Relatives and links: Milva Rebuli nee Zampin, Bruna Semola nee Zampin, Roma Bordignon nee Zampin Silvano Primo Zampin, born 6 February 1910, was 18 years old when he...