Crate - Wooden, Large, circa 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 5333

Large wooden crate, circa 1960s. It was used in domestic wine production by the Di Benedetto family at their home in Thornbury, from the 1960s to 1991. In the early years the wine making was very much a family affair, with everyone contributing to the annual ritual. As the family dispersed, Vito di Benedetto continued to make wine once every three years, with the assistance of Maria and often his daughter Angela, until his death in 1991.
Wooden crate made from three slats at bottom, three horizontal slats on each of the longer sides, and two vertical slats on each of the shorter ends.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Angela di Benedetto, 2004
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, wine, viticulture winemaking, wineries, domestic technology, winemaking equipment
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Di Benedetto Family, Italian Migrants, circa 1950s
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Viticulture & Wine Making
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: X.LARGE/[Illegible]/ P.P & S.K./ SPAGNOLO/ COFFS. HBR../ OONG HOONG WAH/ 74
User: Vito di Benedetto, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1990s


Megan Spagnolo Posted on 13 Mar 2013 1:48 PM
Wow. PP&SK Spagnolo are my mum and dad. I grew up making these cases and learnt to pack bananas in them. FYI they are still growing bananas in NQ but now they pack in cartons.
If you would like any further info just let me know.
PS. My 94 year old grandmother is still working the farm with them.

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