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Interview - with Maria D'Astoli, Huntingdale, Victoria, 22 Oct 1997 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 9924

Interview with Maria D'Astoli about her migration experience and life. Mrs D'Astoli was born on the Italian island of Malfa in 1914. She was married there in 1935. In 1950 Maria's husband and son left for Australia, Maria followed some months later with their other children. It was twenty years before she returned to Italy again. Maria continues to live in Melbourne with many members of her immediate family around her.
Digital Audio Tape Recording
Description Of Content:
Oral history interview with Mrs Maria D'Astoli about migration to Australia from Italy after World War II. Maria migrated to Australia from Salina island, Italy in 1951, to join her husband and son who had arrived a year earlier. On arrival Maria worked in various factories around Melbourne and eventually settled with her family in Oakleigh.
Courtesy - Maria D'Astoli
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: working life, families, italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, immigrant voyages, settlement, employment
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: oral histories
People Depicted: D'Astoli, Maria; D'Astoli, Francesco; D'Astoli, Aldo; D'Andrea, Roberto
Format: Digital Audio Tape Recording; DAT Cassette
Place & Date Recorded: Huntingdale, Victoria, Australia, 22 Oct 1997
Interviewee: Maria D'Astoli, 22 Oct 1997
Translator: Aldo D'Astoli, 22 Oct 1997

Aldo D'Astoli present for translating.
Place Named: Malfa, Salina, Italy
Place Named: Messina, Sicily, Italy
Place Named: Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia
Place Named: Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Place Named: Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

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