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Notable Aeolian-Australians

“The interesting thing is that these people came from seven small islands to become the leaders in politics, in the church, in commerce, in the community.
They produced probably from these smallest islands more men and women of distinction than anywhere else.”

Al Grassby (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs) 1975

Notable Aeolian-Australians
John BARBUTOFounder of JB Hi-Fi
Hon. Bernard BONGIORNOJustice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Paul BONGIORNO AMPolitical Journalist
John CASAMENTOAward-winning Photo Journalist
Lina CINCOTTACharity Worker
Frank COSTAEntrepreneur & Philanthropist
Marcello D’AMICOArtist, Author & Community Achiever
Natalie IMBRUGLIA Singer/Songwriter/Model/Actress
Hon. James MERLINODeputy Premier and Minister for Education
Tony MATISIFormer Mayor of City of Northcote
Pia MIRANDAActress
Nino RANDAZZOItalian Senator & Editor of Il Globo Newspaper
Guy RUSSOCEO of Kmart Australia
John RUSSOAFL Umpire
Bob SANTAMARIAPolitical Activist and Journalist
Lena SANTOSPIRITODeemed “Madre degli Italiani” for her work among Italians
Fred SCHEPISIFilm Director, Producer & Screenwriter
Vince SERCIAAFL Umpire
Dante & Kathy TESORIEROAvanti Charity Committee
Angelo TARANTOFounder of Taranto’s Ice Cream
Frank VERGONAVFA (VFL) Umpire
John VILLANTEFounder of Villante Industries
Michael VOZZOAFL Umpire
Aeolian-Australian Footballers
Andrew CARRAZZOCarlton2004 - 2015
Albert “Alby” DELUCACarlton1934 - 1935
Matthew BALLHawthorn2004 - 2006
Luke BALLSt Kilda & Collingwood2003 - 2014
Adrian DELUCACarlton2002 - 2006
Fabian DELUCA Footscray 2006 - 2008
Andrew DIMATTINA Collingwood1999 - 2002
Frank DIMATTINA Richmond & North Melbourne1964 - 1970
Paul DIMATTINAWestern Bulldogs1995 - 2003
Tim FINOCCHIAROGeelong1998 - 1999
John KENNEDYHawthorn1979 - 1991
Josh KENNEDYHawthorn, Sydney2008 - present
Tony ONGARELLOFitzroy1952 - 1960
Frank RUGOLOMelbourne1983 - 1994
Joe RUGOLOMelbourne1985 - 1994
Felice RUSSOSt. Kilda1950 - 1951
Peter RUSSO Hawthorn & St. Kilda1978 - 1990
Tim TARANTOGreat Western Sydney2017 - present
Vin TARANTOCoburg1983 - 1999
Lauren TESORIEROCollingwood & Richmond2016 - present
Aeolian-Australian Sports People
Alex NATOLIAdelaide United & Melbourne Victory2012 - 2017
Monette RUSSOOlympic Artistic Gymnast2003 – 2007
Adriana TARANTOMelbourne Victory2015 - present
Melissa TARANTOMelbourne Victory2015 – present
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Festa di San Bartolomeo
From Volcanoes, We Sailed
From Volcanoes We Sailed
BobDimattina & Antonio Bongiorno Acland St St Kilda c.1920s
Fruiterers & Thier Fruit Shops
History of Eolian Hall
Honour Board
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie 2017
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie Pageant
Notable Aeolian-Australians
SIE Historical Photo Archive
SIE Museum
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