Gippsland - The Trevisani,
by Diana Ruzzene Grollo
This book is an
historical/sociological account of Cooper's Creek Gippsland and its
Italian community. In the first few chapters, the author gives a general
history of the area and its natural resources. In the remaining
chapters, which is the bulk of her research she concentrates on the
years between 1930 and 1950. The research demonstrates the hardship of
the mostly Italian - Trevisani men's work in the lime quarry, kilns and
woodcutting, at the White Rock Lime Company. In the period of the
Economic Depression the men gravitated to find work in this harsh
environment so that a cluster of Italian - Trevisani - men, developed.
The author brings to the foreground this group of Trevisani migrants and
describes their daily life of work, the comradeship, the alienation, the
subsequent arrival of their families, the practice of their culture and
the fear during the war years.
Whilst, at present their is little evidence of the Cooper's Creek and
the Jubilee townships, the author bring to life the bustling towns and
its people who lived there in that period. The book is well illustrated
with many beautiful photographs, which are reproduced in sepia to give
the character of those times and create a work of art. Effectively,
there are two books. One is the written text and the other is a type of
photograph album. These are intertwined to recreate the stories of the
many people who lived and worked at the White Rock Lime Company, in
Cooper's Creek and Jubilee, Gippsland, Victoria.
This book consists of 250 pages and can be purchased for
includes GST which also includes over 150 reproduced sepia photos.
For further enquiries:-
MURE Pty Ltd
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