Coffee pots, polenta pans, musical instruments and tools of trade were in the luggage of Italian migrants who arrived in Wonthaggi in the 1950s. For tailor Sam Scimonello, life was unthinkable without his sewing machine.
Carolyn Landon is a biographer, memoirist and historian. Her most recent book is Banksia Lady, Celia Rosser Botanical Artist. These essays were first published in The Plod, the newsletter of the Wonthaggi Historical Society.