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"The food was shocking ... the smell ... I couldn't eat."

Summaries of Luigi's stories and brief descriptions of the historical periods can be found in the Luigi DeAngelis lesson.
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Press the play button to listen directly on the wiki
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Click here to listen to Luigi's oral history about working on the Sydney Opera House in a popup player.


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SOUND BITE: Luigi talking about Joern Utzon, a kind and remarkable man. 1 minute 39 seconds

SOUND BITE: Luigi talking about discrimination he experienced while working on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. 50 seconds

SOUND BITE: Luigi talking about the terrible food served from the Snowy Mountain camp kitchens. 1 minute 31 seconds
TITLE: Luigi De Angelis
INTERVIEWER: Carol McKirdy
INTERVIEWEE: Luigi De Angelis / student
DATE AND LOCATION OF INTERVIEWS: 19/10/08 (Snowy Mountains Scheme) and 3/4/09 (Sydney Opera House) TAFE NSW Sutherland College Loftus Campus
LENGTH OF RECORDINGS: Snowy Mountains Scheme: 71 minutes, Sydney Opera House: 77 minutes
LANGUAGE: English
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Nil
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS HELD AT: Interviewer’s home
RECORDING FORMAT: Digital mp3
KEY THEMES: Working on the building of the Snowy Mountains Scheme / Working on the building of the Sydney Opera House
Italian childhood / soccer / Italian compulsory military service
Moving to Australia / cultural differences between Italy and Australia /
Living conditions in the Snowy Mountains / conflict amongst workers / eating lamb
Meeting Prime Minister Menzies / NESB
Opera House steps / Joern Utzon / unionism / multiculturalism
SUMMARY: Yes - in Luigi De Angelis lesson on this wiki
TRANSCRIPT: No
BRIEF HISTORY: Yes – in Luigi De Angelis lesson on this wiki