From Christine Sarina King , Australia
My great grandfather was Pietro Giovanni Sarina, born Sant’ Antonino 1842? died Sydney Australia 1883.
His parents were Pietro Sarina & Maria Tamagni.
He came to Australia from Antwerp on the Dutch barque “Heilige Ludwina”, which departed Antwerp 13 May 1855, and arrived Sydney 4 Oct 1855.
His 36 yr old uncle Pietro Tamagni was also on board.
In 2003 the prominent Sydney Architectual Historian Dr Peter Reynolds wrote a book “William Balmain & John Gilchrist Family & Property”. A chapter in it is devoted to Pietro Sarina.
I am very interested in the area he was born. I am hoping to visit Ticino next year.
I am very curious about the conditions that would prompt a 13 yr old boy to leave his home and family.