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Maria Piagno and Maria Libera Piagno interviewed by Gregg Borschmann in Australian tobacco industry collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 3099504
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Piagno, Maria, 1921-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2004 Mar. 25 
1 digital audio tape (ca. 43 min.) 
Series

Australian tobacco industry collection.

Summary

Maria Piagno (nee Nardello) describes coming to Walkamin and Mutchilba; meeting her husband Felix Piagno; being married and expecting her first child when he was taken away to a labour camp during World War II.

Maria Piagno (Nee Masillo) describes meeting husband Gino Piagno in Italy in 1957; her father had come to Australia in 1920-30; arriving on the farm, no lights, water in the creek; the pictures and dancing; Italian being spoken in the shops; not knowing how to cook steak and eggs; hopes for her children; describes the house; working in the fields and grading tobacco; selling the farm.

Notes

Recorded on Mar. 25, 2004 at Mareeba, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary ( 1 p.) 
Subjects Piagno, Maria, 1921- -- Interviews.  |  Piagno, Maria Libera, 1935- -- Interviews.  |  Farmers' spouses -- Queensland -- Mareeba -- Interviews.  |  Tobacco farms -- Queensland -- Mareeba.
Occupation Farmers' spouses
Other authors/contributors Piagno, Maria Libera, 1935-, Interviewee  |  Borschmann, Gregg (Gregg John), 1955-, Interviewer

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