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Hand Adze - Wood & Metal, circa 1920s Object Reg. No: SH 000295

Summary:
Hand Adze probably brought out from Italy in 1927 by Rosa Cavedon. It was used to make Italian style clogs, (timber sole with leather straps.) The Cavedon family owned a tobacco and dairy farm in Eurobin. In 1963 they began farming Angus beef cattle instead of dairy cattle, they also cultivated peppermint from 1991 and farmed emus from 1993. The farm was sold in 1998.

Remigio Cavedon emigrated to Australia from Italy arriving in 1924 aboard the ship Palermo. He worked in Melbourne for three years and later settled near Myrtleford where he established a tobacco farm in 1928 at Eurobin. His wife Rosa [nee Bettale] and their three children Maria Giacinta, Giovanni Costante and Gino migrated to join him in 1927. Two other children, Deni and Nelli Elda were born at Bright, Victoria. Giovanni Costante married Olga Andreetta in 1948.
Description:
Hand Aze with wooden handle and rusted metal head, with single curving wide blade on one side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs Cavedon, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Place & Date Made: Italy, circa 1920s
Place & Date Used: Eurobin, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1950s

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