Interview With Gino Monaco, Long Time Freo Guy

Gino Monaco is well known around Freo, especially as a lawyer of many years standing.

Arriving at Fremantle with his mother in 1952 as a six-year-old, Gino joined his father and older brother who had migrated to Australia from Italy a few years earlier.

Gino and Mother, c 1952

From then until now, Gino has remained a Fremantle person, with longstanding involvement in community organisations such as the Italian Club and Rotary.

In this podcast interview, our Bruce Menzies, who first met Gino Monaco when they commenced law school in the early 60s and then worked as casuals at Letchfords’ soft drink factory in Hampton Road, explores with Gino his journey from a tiny village in Italy to schooldays at South Terrace Primary and John Curtin High, and then on to university, before legal practice in Fremantle.

UWA Law School class 1967, Gino 2nd from the right in the middle row and Bruce Menzies 3rd from the right in the front row.

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Here’s the podcast.

It’s a real Freo story. Enjoy!

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