The Resource Family business : an Italian-New Zealand story, Vincent Moleta

Family business : an Italian-New Zealand story, Vincent Moleta

Label
Family business : an Italian-New Zealand story
Title
Family business
Title remainder
an Italian-New Zealand story
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Moleta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bartolo Barnao first sailed into Wellington in 1902, aged 13, and began work in the fish trade. Eight years later he revisited Stromboli to marry the bride who had been chosen for him by the parish priest in his village. Bartolo and Giuseppina returned to New Zealand and raised their five children in Palmerston North and Wellington. In this ... book, Italian literary scholar Vincent Moleta traces the story of his grandparents' childhood on Stromboli at the end of the 19th century; of Bartolo's year as a cabin boy on a steam trawler sailing out of Napier; of his two years driving a cart of freshly caught fish through the night from Makara Beach to the fish market in Wellington; of the death in 1911 of the couple's first child, of the family company set up by Bartolo and his brother Giuseppe, which came to dominate the fish trade in the central North Island. We learn of the serious family rupture in 1930 that saw Bartolo sell up and move to Wellington, settling in Island Bay and establishing, in the teeth of the Great Depression, Barnao's Fish Market in Lambton Quay, which became a Wellington institution. Vincent Moleta paints a ... picture of life in Island Bay, New Zealand's 'Little Italy', from 1900 to the 1960s: of the Catholic tennis club socials and the Fascist club meetings of the 1930s; of Italian weddings; of the New Zealand tour of the Italian grand opera company in 1949. He weaves these events and themes into a moving account of the family's moments of joy and sorrow, taking their story up to 2004 and the death of his mother, Rosina Barnao Moleta. The book sheds light on a little-understood strand in New Zealand's post-colonial history, and the rich culture the AEolian migrants brought with them."--Cover flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
993.600451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Family business : an Italian-New Zealand story, Vincent Moleta
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Family business : an Italian-New Zealand story, Vincent Moleta
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Bartolo you're a fool, that's what you are: Wellington 1940-50
  • 6.
  • Valete atque valete - farewell and again farewell: the Barnao parents and their children 1950-2004
  • 1.
  • The end of the golden weather: San Bartolomeo, Æolus, Archduke Ludwig Salvator
  • 2.
  • The boy already shows the composure of the man: Stromboli, Wellington, Palmerston North 1889-1910
  • 3.
  • Barnao Bros of Main Street West: Palmerston North 1910-30
  • 4.
  • I have a tribute and confession to make: Wellington 1930-40
  • Barnao Family tree -- The end of the golden weather : San Bartolomeo, Aelous, Archduke Ludwig Salvator -- The boy already shows the composure of the man : Stromboli, Wellington, Palmerston North 1889-1910 -- Barnao Bros. of Main Street West : Palmerston North, 1910-30 -- 'I have a tribute and confession to make' : Wellington, 1930-40 -- 'Bartolo, you're a fool, that's what you are' : Wellington, 1940-50 -- Valete atque valete - farewell and again farewell : the Barnao parents and their children, 1950-2004
  • Bartolo you're a fool, that's what you are: Wellington 1940-50
  • 6.
  • Valete atque valete - farewell and again farewell: the Barnao parents and their children 1950-2004
  • 1.
  • The end of the golden weather: San Bartolomeo, ©¿olus, Archduke Ludwig Salvator
  • 2.
  • The boy already shows the composure of the man: Stromboli, Wellington, Palmerston North 1889-1910
  • 3.
  • Barnao Bros of Main Street West: Palmerston North 1910-30
  • 4.
  • I have a tribute and confession to make: Wellington 1930-40
Control code
14378825
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781927145333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits, geneological tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1286209
  • 14378825
  • (Nz-Kotui)1286209
  • (NLNZils)1573140
  • 1672550
  • (Nz)14378825

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