I found a link online (http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15416/1/Carlson_1997compressed.pdf) and have started reading it, and it seems really interesting. It is a book that has been scanned and placed on line by University of Victoria – Melbourne in Australia. The book is about the immigration of the people from Ticino to Australia…and in English! You’ll recognize many last names from Valle Maggia!
There are chapters on Lafranchi, Pozzi, Morganti, Quachi, Tomasetti, Perini, Righetti, Gaggioni, Rodoni, etc. My grandfather’s uncle Celestino Lesina is mentioned once in it.
It loads only a few pages at a time – huge book – about 600 pages.