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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Antonio" Antonino GIOFFRI

Born 19 July 1903 in Delianova, Reggio Calabria, Italy [30: item 1103217]
Son of Antonino GIOFFRI [30: item 1103217]
Departed Messina, Italy on the steamship Citta di Genova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 19 March 1927 [63]
Following his arrival in Western Australia he lived and worked in Three Springs and then Carnamah [30: item 1103217]
Labourer in Three Springs and Carnamah 1927-1938 [19] [30: item 1103217]
In 1934 he was working for James K. FORRESTER on Dunester Farm in Carnamah [30: item 1103217]
At this time he was married however his wife was living in the Italian province of Reggio Calabria [30: item 1103217]
He was described as being five feet five inches tall with dark hair and brown eyes in 1934 [30: item 1103217]
His intent to apply for naturalisation appeared in Carnamah's local newspaper The North Midland Times on 13 July 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
The same notice, as required by law, also appeared in a second newspaper, which was The Irwin Index on 4 August 1934 [30: item 1103217]
Officially applied from Carnamah on 5 August 1934 for a Certificate of Naturalisation under the Nationality Act 1920-1930 [30]
His employer James K. FORRESTER, local saddler John BURNS and local storekeeper Andrew SMART supported his application [30]
Renounced his Italian nationality and took an Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Australia on 27 February 1935 [30]
Received his Certificate of Naturalisation from the Department of The Interior on 2 April 1935, number B.B.7765 [30]
Potato Grower and Farmer in Wokalup near Harvey 1943-1977 [50]
In 1980 was living at 21 Ellard Avenue in the Perth suburb of Belmont [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Belmont [2]
Died 25 March 1984; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Roman Catholic, CF, Plot 23) [2]
His surname was also spelt GIOFFRE [2] [63]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Antonino Gioffri' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/antonino-gioffri [reference list]




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