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Digital Photograph - Edda Azzola on board the SS Castel Felice, 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 107267

Black and white photograph showing Edda Azzola and four other migrants on board the SS Castel Felice on their way from Italy to Australia in 1995. Edda Azzola, nee Pugnetti, was born in 1927 in Moggio Udinese in the Friuli region, northern Italy and the family moved to nearby Pontebba four years later. After their early schooling, Edda and her two sisters worked as knitting machinists from the family home. The income they made was saved by their mother who used the money to purchase items for their dowries.

Edda married Angelo Azzola, a young man from her village. Searching for change, adventure and a better life, Edda persuaded her husband to migrate to Australia in 1954 and she followed a year later in 1955. The couple lived in Carlton and Fitzroy in inner Melbourne during the early years and Edda purchased an Italian knitting machine from another Italian migrant woman in Melbourne and worked as a textile factory outworker for about 20 years.
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Italian immigrant Edda Azzola is pictured with two adult males and two adult females on the deck of the ship SS Castel Felice on their way from Italy to Australia in 1955.
Copyright Pending: Edda Azzola
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 147 mm (Height), 105 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Photograph dimensions

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, ships, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, shipboard travel, migration settlement, shipping industry, immigrant voyages
Themes this item is part of: Edda Azzola, Italian Migrant & Textile Worker, 1955, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Inscriptions: Hand written on the back of the image in Italian in red pen: 'Libera - Eolole' (the rest is illegible)
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Ship Depicted: ., 1955
Person Depicted: Mrs Edda Azzola, 1955

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