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Re: VADALA, Gaetano. c1870-1921,Palmi,NY,Aus
Posted by: Carolyn Smith (ID *****1040) Date: July 18, 2008 at 17:51:52
In Reply to: VIDALA, Gaetano. c1870-1921,Palmi,NY,Aus by Graeme Vincent of 35

With regard to your request for further information on Gaetano Vadala - he was my grandfather; a professor of music who introduced the mandolin to Australia. He married a Miss Frederick and they produced two daughters - Flavia (my mother) and Norma. After divorcing he moved to New Zealand. As a music teacher, he taught Nellie Mitchell (Melba), forsaw her potential and organised her study in Europe.

I Would be interested in any other information you might have.

Les Smith

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