Italian Team of the Century: Ian Stewart (Cervi)

To coincide with Ian Stewart’s appearance on ‘Open Mike’ we reprise Tony De Bolfo’s in depth profile of his family’s Italian heritage.
First published in 2010.

Cricket Italia Team of the Century

Damian Balassone builds on recent Almanac conversation around sports players of Italian heritage with this: the Italian cricket team of the century. Did he miss anyone?

Italian Immigrants and Footy

The Carlton Football Club and Melbourne’s Italian community are inextricably linked. Stephen Silvagni’s departure from Seaford to return to Carlton as List Manager presented our Japanese ‘Knacker, Yoshi Imagawa with not only another research project, but a valuable lesson on the important contribution of multiculturalism to Australia’s game.

Italian Team of the Century- Alec Epis

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Italian Team of the Century- Charles Pettiona

If you wish to see the whole Italian Team of the Century, it’s available at: http://www.italianteamofthecentury.com.au/final-team.php By Tony De Bolfo Charles Joseph “Laddie” Pettiona Alma only saw Charles on a handful of occasions after she married into the Pettiona family. That was when Charles paid a call to her then address at 69 Poolman Street, Port [Read more]

Italian Team of the Century- Cecil Pettiona

If you wish to see the whole Italian Team of the Century, it’s available at: http://www.italianteamofthecentury.com.au/final-team.php by Tony De Bolfo Cecil William Pettiona It’s nigh on a quarter of a century now since members of the South Melbourne football team of 1933 last took to the Lake Oval. They’ve all gone now – the likes of [Read more]

Italian Team of the Century – Peter Bevilacqua

by Tony De Bolfo Peter Bevilacqua The Carlton Football Club has long been linked with Melbourne’s vibrant Italian community. The old Princes Park ground flanks what was once a tight-knit enclave of Italian migrants, who lugged their suitcases from the weather-beaten wharfs of Victoria Dock and Station Pier to the old boarding houses dotted in [Read more]

Italian Team of the Century- Peter Pianto

If you wish to see the whole Italian Team of the Century, it’s available at: http://www.italianteamofthecentury.com.au/final-team.php By Tony De Bolfo Peter Pianto The walls of Peter Pianto’s lounge room are cluttered with visible reminders of his glorious youth. There’s the Maskell Cup for best and fairest player in the Hampden Football League, as well as the [Read more]

Italian Team of the Century- Frank Curcio

If you wish to see the whole Italian Team of the Century, it’s available at: http://www.italianteamofthecentury.com.au/final-team.php By Tony De Bolfo In an interview with a Melbourne sports journalist in 1995, the late Richmond ruckman Jack Dyer, known both infamously and endearingly as “Captain Blood”, declared Frank Curcio one of his greatest on-field adversaries.[1] “He was [Read more]