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01 November 2012

Famiglia Lorieri

Marie Donnelley (nee Lorieri) has emailed to make an inquiry and also to told me a little about her family's story: 

I was browsing the web regarding EPT and found out that you had done some research on EPT as your father had worked for the company in the mid 1950s.  My father came out with the first of the men from SAE in 1951. He was actually flown over from Italy to Australia – we, my mother and my sister and brother followed and arrived by ship in June 1952.  He, too, was a rigger and linesman and was at the original camp at Menai/Engadine and worked throughout Australia until he finally, due to his age, worked at Marayong.  Unfortunately I do not know much about his work history as I was only 6 when we arrived here ...   

Giuseppe Minati

This week I received an email from Sandra Minati, who shared a little of her own family's story. I was thrilled to learn that Sandra's father knew my father and that we shared many of the same memories such as Christmas Parties and long periods of our fathers' absence. It was also heartening to learn that the project has brought some happiness and pride to Mr Minati and wish them both well.

I was so happy and excited to read your website on Transmission Lines as my father Giuseppe Minati worked with your father.

My father worked with your dad on the Channel 9 tower and at Port Kembla and also at Goulburn.

I am now sitting with him and showing him all the photos and videos and he is very excited and interested.

Even I understand like with you the hard work and commitment our fathers gave to the Company.  Dad is now looking at photos that he has kept on quite a few of his job sites and wow it is bringing back memories.

My mother at home looking after us three children on her own and Dad was away sometimes for months at a time.  We were always so excited to have him home even for a short time because he would have to leave soon after to complete another job.  

I remember Christmas Parties and I vividly remember the cooks in the kitchen serving up the food.Our fathers are heroes and I am very proud of him and they will leave a legacy.

Dad is now 90 years old and he has a big smile on his face right now.

Our fathers will leave a legacy and they have made a great contribution to this Country and we thank you very much for bringing the history of EPT to life on your website.

Take Care ...
Sandra Minati