When Peter Mattei was about 5 years old, the family fortunes changed for the better. What was to become the family home, ‘Rovanna’ was a house on many acres of land where the family had fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum, peach and cherry trees. The chestnut so important as a food source in Cevio, especially in times of hunger, was also grown here and two trees stand today on the property in Green Hills, near Blackwood. Continue reading
The story of the Mattei family of Australia continues. Alessandro Mattei migrated to Victoria, Australia in 1855. This is the story of his fourth son. Continue reading
Kit was probably born on 4 September in 1875, at the Band of Hope Mill. Neither her birth certificate or registration of baptism have yet been found and many documents have contradictory information in this regard. Continue reading
The end of the line, part one.
by Barb Mullen, Australia
Of the twelve children in first generation of Mattei’s born in Australia to Alessandro Mattei and Catherine (nee Mulcahy), four have no living family known of. Continue reading