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THE GERVASONIS OF YANDOIT

 

YANDOIT, with its sandstone Italian style houses, and grapevines, reflects the influence of the Swiss Italians on the region. The octogenarian, Vince Gervasoni, a crusty descendant of northern Italian immigrants, farmed these paddocks until he died in 2005.

The original Gervasoni House as it looks today.

Vince died on Sunday 14 August 2005, at his home in Yandoit, Central Victoria. In the late 70s I began taking students from Sunshine West High School to Yandoit, where Vince would entertain us with great stories and tours through his cellar and the old house. He was a grand fellow, who'll be missed.

Vince Gervasoni and his truck

 

Vince Gervasoni in his truck. The old house is in the background.

 

A place of tranquility captured in a photo I took in the early 80s.

 

 

 


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