Category: History

History

Backyards & Bolognese

/ / / By King & Godfree Wednesday April 20, 2016 See More — / / /
Melbourne has a very strong Italian heritage, which dates back to the first settlement. However, it was the post war era of the 1950s that saw 170,000 Italians come here and change the face of Melbourne, forever. Carlton is the home of Melbourne’s Little Italy and Lygon Street is its epicentre. In the late 1950s,… Read more See More — / / /
Friends & family

Setting up shop (Part One)

/ By King & Godfree Friday April 8, 2016 See More — /
King & Godfree has been operating since 1884. It only started specialising in Italian food and wine when Carlo Valmorbida bought the business in the 1950s. He starting importing his favourite Italian foods including pasta, tuna, canned tomatoes and Italian espresso coffee to sell to post-war European immigrants who were hungry for a taste of… Read more See More — /

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