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Candela Collection

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Source: Museum Victoria

The Candela Collection tells the story of Vincenzo, Emanuela and Angelo Candela who arrived in Melbourne on 26 November 1920 on board the shop Orontes. There are 107 different objects, which tell the story of the family's life in Viggiano, Italy, and their migration and settlement in Australia.

There are a number of items from Vincenzo's career as a photographer in Viggiano, including a bellows glass plate camera, some comical photographic vignettes, trade catalogues and his seal. The family's collection of domestic items, including sausage and pasta makers, a demi-john and a coffee roaster, offer insight into the traditions they brought from Italy and retained after their migration to Australia in 1920. The collection also holds items which record the careers of Vincenzo and Angelo after they had settled in Australia. Vincenzo's successful home tailoring business is documented by a Singer sewing machine, notebooks of clients' measurements and patterns and a set of thimbles. While violin gauges, chin rests and tuning whistles tell the story of Angelo's long and varied musical career.

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  • Strainer - Metal, circa 1920 Object

    Strainer - Metal, circa 1920

    Metal strainer, either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920 or purchased here by them. The Candelas made much of their own food including homemad ...

    Images: 3
  • Measuring Cup - 1/2 Litre, Metal, circa 1920 Object

    Measuring Cup - 1/2 Litre, Metal, circa 1920

    Measuring cup, 1/2 litre, either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro or purchased here, when they migrated in 1920. The Candelas made much of their own ...

    Images: 2
  • Extruder - Pasta Maker, 55 Holes, circa 1920 Object

    Extruder - Pasta Maker, 55 Holes, circa 1920

    Circular attachment for a pasta or sausage maker, either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro or purchased here, when they migrated in 1920. The Candelas ...

    Images: 2
  • Extruder - Pasta Maker, 5 Holes, circa 1920 Object

    Extruder - Pasta Maker, 5 Holes, circa 1920

    Circular attachment for a pasta or sausage maker, it was either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro or purchased here, when they migrated in 1920. The C ...

    Images: 2
  • Chute - Tomato Paste Maker, Metal, circa 1920 Object

    Chute - Tomato Paste Maker, Metal, circa 1920

    Metal Chute, which could be attached to a tomato paste maker, used by in the making of tomato paste by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro. It was either brought to Australia b ...

    Images: 2
  • Chute - Tomato Paste Maker, Metal, circa 1920 Object

    Chute - Tomato Paste Maker, Metal, circa 1920

    Metal Chute, which could be attached to a tomato paste maker, used by in the making of tomato paste by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro. The Candelas made much of their own ...

    Images: 2
  • Demijohn - Wicker & Earthenware, circa 1900 Object

    Demijohn - Wicker & Earthenware, circa 1900

    Cane and earthenware demijohn, used for fermenting and storing wine. It was most likely brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920, although it may hav ...

    Images: 8
  • Funnel - Metal, circa 1920s Object

    Funnel - Metal, circa 1920s

    Metal funnel, it was either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920 or purchased here by them. The Candelas made much of their own food including ho ...

    Images: 1
  • Funnel - Metal, circa 1920s Object

    Funnel - Metal, circa 1920s

    Metal funnel, it was either brought to Australia by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro in 1920 or purchased here by them. The Candelas made much of their own food including ho ...

    Images: 1
  • Funnel - Willow Ware, Metal, circa 1920s Object

    Funnel - Willow Ware, Metal, circa 1920s

    Metal Funnel, manufactured by Willow Ware in Australia. It was purchased by Vincenzo Candela and his wife Emanuela Nigro after their migration to Australia in 1920. The Candelas made mu ...

    Images: 1
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