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    Antonio ANTONIOLLI

    Antonio ANTONIOLLI[1, 2]

    Male 1846 - 1927  (81 years)

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    • Name Antonio ANTONIOLLI 
      Born 1846  Sacille, Pordenone, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 18 Nov 1927  New Italy, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I1  New Italy Genealogy
      Last Modified 3 Aug 2022 

      Family Maria BAZZOLIN,   b. 1848, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1881, Port Breton, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
      +1. Margherita ANTONIOLLI,   b. 1872, Vistorta, Sacile, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1943, Murwillumbah District Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
       2. Giovanna ANTONIOLLI,   b. 1880, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1880, Died At Sea Aged 8Months Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
      Last Modified 3 Aug 2022 
      Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • (Research):

        Antonio and his brother Luigi Antoniolli came with their families to Australia in 1881 from their home in Vistorta,Italy.They sailed from Barcelona in Spain on the 8th july 1880 on the ship "India" an 885 ton steamer,for Port Breton in the supposed new colony of "Nouvelle-France."Nine children under 2yrs died and 1 woman before they reached Port Breton on the 14th oct 1880.They found that there were no houses ready for them as promised and they worked hard up to 13 hrs a day trying to get established in the dense jungle while they continued to live on the ship.Supplies were fast depleting and the weak ;young & old were dying.The rainy season had set in(monsoon season) and another ship set out for sydney to fetch supplies.Deteriorating econditions led to the deaths of men and women in their prime,including Maria Antoniolli,mother of Margaretha and wife of Antonio.She was32yrs old.When the other ship didn't return when expected the settlers decided it was time to leave before they all died.They wanted to go to sydney but were taken instead to the nearest French colony of New Caledonia,to Noumea,a penal settlement.More were dying daily and they asked for help from the British consul who arranged with the NSW authorities to transport them to Australia.The steamer "James Patterson"was sent to transport them to sydney.Fifteen decided to stay in Noumea the remaining 217 (of the original 317)landed in Sydney on the 7th april 1881.The government arranged jobs and shelter in different parts of the state.The Antoniollis were sent to work for Carlo Marina at Murrumburuh,near young though they integrated well,the desire of the immigrants was to regroup and when the area in Northern NSW was opened up word was sent out.Over the next few years they selected land at "New Italy''and set up a thriving community.Antonio & Margaretha lived with Luigi and his family in th mud brick house built by the brothers on the same spot where the replica of that house,which was also Luigis wine shop stands today at the Museum.The well is the original that was next to the house,the original stairs of the house are also in the museum and parts of the fence that surrounded the garden and vineyards still stands today.Luihi died while still living there in 1923 and Antonio in 1927.

    • Sources 
      1. [s87] "Italian Immigrants Inquiry Board Report 1881", J. Milbourne Marsh & George F. Wise, (Thomas Richards Government Printer Sydney NSW 1881).

      2. [S30] "Our Italian Heritage 1880-1980", H.T De Stefani & S.M.Craven, (Courier Mail Publishing Bowen Hills QLD Australia).