Diary of Catholic religious events (in Italian) entitled 'Calendario del Santuario e Delle Opere di Beneficenza Cristana di Pompei 1950', which belonged to Giuseppe (Joe) Tesoriero, a devout Catholic.

Joe Tesoriero was born in 1925 in Sicily, Italy. In 1937, Joe migrated to Australia with his brother Sam, joining their father who had previously migrated to Melbourne around 1926. They worked in fruit shops around Melbourne and were reunited with their mother and sister in Melbourne after the war had ended. In 1943, Joe and Sam were detained as enemy aliens as were many Italians during World War II. They were sent to cut wood, first in East Gippsland and then at Butler's Gorge in Tasmania. After the War the brothers returned to their fruit shop business, with Sam and his wife returning to Sicily in 1965. Joe purchased the family business in Chapel Street, but retired in 1970 to care for his elderly mother.

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160 page book, typed pages with some black and white photographs. Front cover features a pair of hands in prayer holding a set of rosary beads with brown and white illustration of Virgin Mary, Christ child and saints in background.

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