Metal polenta pail brought to Australia by Angela Simeoni [nee Beltrame], wife of Massimo Simeoni, when she migrated to Australia in 1939. Angela was born on 31 August 1908 in the town of Tarcento, Udine, region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. In 1931 she married Massimo Simeoni, also from Tarcento. Before migrating to Australia, Angela and Massimo lived in France, at Negrepelisse where their son William Lucien André was born on 31st December 1932. They returned to Italy in 1935. Angela and her son William (aged 7) were reunited with Massimo Simeoni in Melbourne in 1939, arriving on board the ship Remo at Station Pier on 18 September 1939. Polenta, made with maize flour, was the staple food of people from Veneto and Friuli.

Physical Description

Rounded metal pail, covered in copper, with a slightly rounded bottom and c shaped handle. The rim of the pail is higher on two sides where the handle is attached.

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