The Ancestries of Australia

Between 1947 and 1976 at least 300,000 Italian migrants landed on Australian shores. Most of them, according to Australian Census statistics, were employed to build the major infrastructure that drove the modernisation of the country.  Italians worked on some of Australia’s most important projects, from the Sydney Opera House to bridges to railways.  It is a tradition that continues today, as about 50 Italians are working with the Webuild Group on the Snowy 2.0 project. This maxi pumped-storage and hydropower generation facility plans to provide electricity for 3 million homes, making it a modern and sustainable project that meets the country’s growing energy needs.