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Griffith Italian Heritage Trail

06 – Colla Bros General Blacksmiths

100 Beneremba Street, Griffith

Tony Colla arrived in Griffith in December 1949 from the village of Castelcucco in the Veneto province of Treviso. In 1951 he bought the blacksmith shop from his employer, Blue Hams. It was one of many Italian-owned farming businesses in the Griffith area. Colla’s father and brothers joined the business and it became a family enterprise. The business still exists today, specialising in steel fabrication, although the workshop has been rebuilt.

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