The Stefanelli Legacy

Published on 21 November 2019

You may have heard about the Stefanelli family’s $1 million contribution to the New Junction development. We sat down with Giovanni, the head of the family, to talk about his life, what Midland means to him, and the importance of giving to others.

Giovanni Stefanelli OAM, known to the locals as John, was born in Acquaviva, Italy in 1925. He describes a simple life. From a town of 2,500 people, his days were spent at school or in the fields. His family grew broad beans, sweetcorn and wheat. They also kept cows and a donkey to help work the land.

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