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Effective May 2nd, 2019

Thank you for visiting, an online oral history project owned and managed by Madeleine Regan. Madeleine undertakes community history projects, writes educational resources, records oral histories, conducts research, develops web content and publishes life story books on commission. Madeleine is located in Adelaide, SA.

We respect and protect the privacy of our users. This privacy policy tells you how we collect and use information.

The term “Personal Information”in this privacy policy means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained. We do not collect Personal Information about you when you visit this online service.

You can use this service without telling us who you are or revealing other Personal Information.


The purpose of this website is to provide you with information about the history of a group on Italian migrants who came to Australia from the Veneto region, Italy.

The website features a range of information about the Veneto market gardeners oral history project including:

Brief biographies of the 18 pioneer market gardeners
Recordings of interviews
Transcripts of interviews.
Information related to other market gardeners living in the area and who would have interacted with the pioneer families.
Images, documents and other graphic information related to the people who are the subjects of the oral history project.
Several videos of relatives of the pioneer market gardeners
Interviews with mostly second-generation Italian Australians who were born in Australia and now live in Italy.
A blog allows for reader to be kept up-to-date on the current situation with the project and provides a means for people to comment and make suggestions regarding the project.

Personal information

The only information we collect about you is related to the email subscription. We retain your email as well as your first and second names. This information also allows  us to track when and who opens and clicks on our email to you. We use this information to determine the readership and effectiveness of the blog.

We also retain any information you supply to use via the comments section of the blog.

None of this information will be shared with a third party without your written consent.

How we protect your Personal Information

None of this information we collect as part of your email subscription  will be shared with a third party without your written consent.

Our email subscription blog email is managed by Mailchimp. There privacy policy can be read here.

Our website is hosted on hosting service. To read their legal information click here.


If you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, if you have a  profile picture it will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you have  have left comments, you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We also use a service called Akismet. Askimet checks visitor comments  through an automated spam detection service.  You can read Askimet’s Privacy Policy here.

Website analytics

To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy    and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

Contact us

Contact us about your privacy concerns.
Alternatively, you can write to us at: Box 359, Torrensville Plaza, SA 5031

Effective May 2nd, 2019


1.1         Our website uses cookies.

1.2         By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2.           Credit

2.1         This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal .

3.           About cookies

3.1         A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

3.2         Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

3.3         Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3.4         Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

4.           Our cookies

4.1         We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

5.           Analytics cookies

5.1         We use [Google Analytics] to analyse the use of our website.

5.2         Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

5.3         The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: [_ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv].

5.4         The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

5.5         Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available by clicking here .

6.           Blocking cookies

6.1         Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)          in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b)          in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c)          in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

(d)          For information on managing cookies and website data using Safari visit Apple.

6.2         Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

6.3         If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7.           Deleting cookies

7.1         You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)          in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files Click here for more information;

(b)          in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c)          in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

(d)          For information on managing cookies and website data using Safari visit Apple.

7.2         Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

8.           Our details

8.1         This website is owned and operated by ideas and words. Madeleine Regan is the Principal of ideas and words. Madeleine undertakes community history projects, coordinates oral history projects, conducts research, writes educational resources, develops web content and publishes life story books on commission.

8.2       Contact ideas and words  Box 359, Torrensville Plaza, SA 5031

8.3       We are registered in Australia under the Australian Business Number 57 668 796 491

8.4     You can contact us by using the following email address