Commendatore Giuseppe Fin

Born in Veneto, Italy in 1930, Commendatore Giuseppe Fin migrated to Australia in 1956. In 1957, he joined the Associazione Cattolica San Francesco, which assisted newly arrived Italian migrants, especially those who became ill or were in need. He was responsible for the construction of the San Francesco Hall in Leichhardt and the organisation of the San Francesco Day-Nursery. The preschool cared for some 80 children per day in the 1970s. He remained involved until late 2017. Mr Fin was passionate about assisting the less fortunate and did so by being involved with the St Vincent De Paul Society for almost two decades. He visited migrant camps, where new migrants were detained upon their arrival into Sydney. He was an advocate for the needs of his community and in 1975, he joined the Executive Committee of the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW to lobby for the needs of migrants. As a member of the Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Mr Fin also advised Cardinal Freeman on the needs of migrant communities in Sydney. Mr Fin held many voluntary positions over 60 years of service to the Italian Community in Australia.

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