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Bottle of Wine - Shiraz, Antonio Gobbo, circa 1959 Object Reg. No: SH 960154

Summary:
Wine, believed to be from Shiraz grapes, bottled by Antonio Gobbo, father of Sir James Gobbo, circa 1959 at the Gobbo family premises in Drummond Street, Carlton. Antonio Gobbo purchased wine in bulk from Mr Portelli who produced it at his property in South Australia. In the 1950s Mr Portelli would deliver wine to Italians in Carlton in 30 gallon barrels at 6 shillings a gallon. Antonio bought wine from Portelli for a few years and bottled the wine in Victoria Bitter beer bottles and sealed it with metal crown tops. The Gobbo family also produced tomato puree, which they home bottled in the same Victoria Bitter bottles as the wine.
Description:
Brown longneck glass beer-bottle, with a rested cap and dark liqide inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sir James Gobbo, 1996
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: bottles, food drink consumption, italian communities, italian immigration, wine
Themes this item is part of: Gobbo family, Italian Migrants, 1927, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Cultural Practices
Tertiary Classification: food & drink production
Inscriptions: On Bottle: in a spade: M. B/ C.V
Around bottom of bottle: THIS BOTTLE ALWAYS REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF/THE MANUFACTURES BOTTLE CO. OF VICTORIA PTY. LTD.
Place & Date Made: Victoria, Australia, 1957
Other Association (See Comments): Mr Antonio Gobbo, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959

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