by Margaret Pekin, Australia
Gottardo Giovanetti (migrated to Victoria in 1857) was my Gt Gt Uncle being the younger brother of my Gt Grandfather Costantino. Their mother’s first cousin was the artist Giovanni Antonio Vanoni. On ariving in Victoria they mined for gold, followed by running the Blue Lion Inn at Newstead and finally farming in the Strangways area. Gottardo married 3 times and had 8 children. His oldest son Constantine William travelled to South Africa becoming the Mayor of Pretoria. I have details of the Giovanetti family tree which I have been researching for many years and I am happy to share it with family members.