Historical information

Giovanni Brusaschi was born in 1827 in Lombardy, Italy. He arrived in Victoria seeking gold in the 1850s. He was a pioneer viticulturist and a leading citizen of the Clunes district.

Marrying Alice Mary O'Sullivan who was born in County Kerry, Ireland, she arrived in Australia in 1863. Settling at Dunach, about 10 km from Clunes, they had a vineyard, made wine, and kept pigs, sheep and cows. They had 4 sons and 4 daughters, and looked after a number of the orphaned Invernizzi family (there mother was Alices' sister)

Physical description

An Italian born bearded man who settled at Dunach near Clunes.