THE journey began over 60 years ago, when Angelo Tamburo arrived from Italy to try his luck and seek his good fortune, which he knew would require hard work.
Initially the young Angelo undertook hooking ferns and grubbing tussocks in South Gippsland on district farming properties, as further clearing was undertaken to grow more productive pastures for dairying, as well as grazing beef and sheep.
He purchased a block at Poowong with a fellow migrant which set the tone for the future.
This was eventually sold, allowing a return for a short time to Italy. Whilst there, he met his future wife Paulina, married and returned to live their dream, initially running a beef and sheep operation with the purchase of 147 acres in Michie Road, Woodleigh.
They converted to dairying in the early 1970s and the new family lifestyle was set with the arrival of Vince, Sam and daughter Nancy to assist.
Innovation came in the form of growing peas and potatoes, and along with other Italian families, they pioneered this form of cropping as a method of renovating existing native or underperforming pastures that has become district practice.
The original property offers assured rainfall in renowned blue gum country, with excellent fertiliser history, well maintained fencing, all weather tracks, plus abundant stock water.
An older style three-bedroom home with disused dairy, machinery and haysheds are waiting for a family with a life style project in mind, otherwise this would be ideally suited as a dairy turn out or grazing block.
The farm offers some of the most appealing district and Western Port views and is complemented by access to Wattle Creek.
It’s situated only a short distance to Phillip Island and major regional towns, with a one hour drive to the Melbourne CBD.
Mr and Mrs Tamburo have both passed in recent times and their family have instructed Alex Scott and Staff to auction the family’s original 147 acres at Michie Road, Woodleigh on Saturday, June 21 in the comfort of the Kernot Hall.
For more details, contact Alex Scott & Staff Inverloch on 5674 1111.
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