S: My Family History Giuseppe Bonanno
FC: La mia famiglia storia. | Il mio Nonno. Giuseppe Bonanno. 1939 - 1988
1: My name is Olivia Bonanno and this project is about my Nonno.
2: On the front cover you saw a family crest. It is my family crest for the Bonanno's. The Bonanno family originated in Pisa, Italy. The first famous Bonanno was Pisano Bonanno who built the Leaning Tower of Pisa. | He died tragically on the 4th of October 1988 from a lung disease called Fibrosing Alveolitis. This was NOT caused by smoking.
3: My Nonno migrated from Valguarnera in Sicily Italy and arrived in Australia in 1959. He was born in 1939 on June 18th.
4: In Italy, my Nonno couldn't find a decent job so he migrated to Australia to find one. | My Nonno worked in an abattoir for six months.
5: He also worked in the Sugar Canes in Queensland.
6: My Nonno and Nonna got married in 1963. | A short time after they got married, their first child Francesca was born but tragically died after being crushed during birth.
7: In 1966, my Nonno became an Australian Citizen and my Aunty Franca, was born.
8: When my Dad was 1, his family moved to Barwon Heads. | In 1972, my Papa, (Father) was born.
9: In 1974, my Uncle Joseph, (Joe) was born.
10: In 1979, the Bonanno family moved to Ocean Grove.
11: In 1982, the family moved to Grovedale and built a house. It was finished in 1983 and has lived there until present. I still live there and that house is approximately 30 years old!
12: My Nonno died in 1988 and my dad was 16 years old in Year 10. My Uncle Joe was 14 in Year 8 and my Aunty Franca was 22.
13: My Nonna migrated from Italy too!
14: The rich Question! | How does knowing about the past help us understand who we are in Australian society today? | HMMMMMMMMMM?
16: Knowing about my Grandfather has impacted on my life GREATLY!
17: If my Grandparents didn't migrate, I wouldn't be alive and I wouldn't have a family.
19: I have had a great time researching for this project and I hope it was used well. I hope you enjoyed my project and thank you for reading.
21: I'd like to thank my Nonna for gathering my research and my Dad for helping add important information and giving me all the photos needed.