Claudio Alcorso, a businessman, talks about his Italian roots - familial, societal, religious, industrial (through his father's business), educational and other influences; leaving Italy as an anti-Fascist gesture; initial establishment of Silk and Textile Printers (STP) in Sydney which was interrupted by his internment during WWII. He then talks about the significance of internment; transfer of firm to Hobart and its development; love affair with China; sale of STP; involvement with the arts in Australia, particularly as inaugural Chair of the Australian Opera Co. and his time with the Australian Opera and other aspects of his contributions as a "patron of the arts" nationally and in Tasmania.
Alcorso then discusses his work in education; experience and beliefs as an active conservationist; purchase and early years of Moorilla Estate, including the establishment of vineyards and the development of Moorilla Estate Wines. He then talks about his involvement with the Tasmanian Peace Trust; his philosophy of life and the reasons behind writing his autobiography, "The wind you say."
Recorded between Apr. 21, 1994 and Apr. 28, 1994 in Berriedale, Tas.
Corrected transcript available (typescript, 127 leaves)
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