Arrived in Australia on ship Gertrude in 1855

By Debra Talbot, Australia

Giulio Lafranchi was the 8th child of Giuseppe Benedito Lafranchi and Maria Terisa nee Gaspari. Giulio was born 29th March 1839 in Coglio, Switzerland.

This picture was taken early 1900’s in the Daylesford area of Victoria, Australia.

He migrated to Australia on the ship Gertrude and arrived at the Port of Melbourne on 21st May 1855 with 6 other Lafranchi’s. Here is the ship’s Passenger list with his name on it.

On the prov.vic.gov.au site they have Giulio as Givo!!
I’m still trying to work out who the other G Lafranchi’s are who came out on the ship with him. Apparently, Giulio’s brother in law, Giuseppe Lafranchi was with him.

He married Ann Bridget Phelan at the Wesleyan Parsonage in Daylesford Victoria on 28th April 1874. They had 14 children.

Giulio and Ann are buried at the Eganstown Cemetery.

One of their sons, Peter, born 21st June 1888 at Deep Creek, near Eganstown, died in WW1 on 5th May 1916. His name is on the memorial in Creswick, another town in the area. Peter Lafranchi’s body was never found and his name is on the memorial in France. I haven’t seen it. Also in the town of Creswick, all soldiers KIA, were given a tree with their name on it.

4 thoughts on “Arrived in Australia on ship Gertrude in 1855

  1. Ciao, Filippo Lafranchi e Delnotaro Lucia erano i miei bisnonni.
    Purtroppo non parlo e non scrivo inglese e quindi mi è difficile comunicare.
    Molti nomi letti nell’articolo sono a me conosciuti, molte informazioni mi sono
    state trasmesse da mia madre Lucia Lafranchi.

  2. Buongiorno Renata,
    siccome Debra non parla italiano mi ha chiesto di risponderti al posto suo:
    vorrebbe sapere i nomi dei genitori di Filippo (in italiano). Dice che puoi scriverle un’e-mail a dee1girl@hotmail.com.
    Buona domenica.
    Martina

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