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Hammer - Wood & Metal, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: HT 5342

Hammer used to knock in tap into wooden whisky barrel, circa 1990. It was used in domestic wine production by the Di Benedetto family at their home in Thornbury, circa 1990. They began making wine in the 1960s, and 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.
Hammer with wooden handle and metal head
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: hand tools
User: Vito di Benedetto, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990

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