Giacomo Auchetto, an Italian aged 44 years, left England in October 1855 on the Eagle, arriving in Australia in January the following year. He married Honora Fogarty on 15 January 1859 at the Moriac chapel by the catholic priest Michael Farrelly. Honora was born in 1829 in Tipperary, Ireland. They had the following children:
Mary Ann — born 1858 in Geelong, died 9 January 1954 at Warragul
Michael — born 1862 in Geelong, died 8 June 1948 at Kalgoorlie
John Francis — born 1863 at Geelong, died 24 January 1935 at Ballarat aged 72
Giacomo leased 10 acres on the east side of Mill Road (Hendy Main Road) at Mount Moriac from CJ Dennys where he ran a vineyard. Later Eugene Frasse leased the vineyard.
On 18 April 1864 Giacomo was admitted to Geelong Hospital suffering from severe internal injuries. A combination of a bad road and a badly behaved horse caused him to be thrown out of the wagon he was driving. As often happened when these accidents occur, the wheel of the wagon ran over him.
Honora died on 4 May 1918 at Ballarat.
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