Thomas Fiaschi – doctor, soldier, wine maker

This is Il Porcellino, a replica of a Florentine wild boar sculpture.  Located outside the Sydney Hospital, it commemorates the lives of Dr Thomas Fiaschi and his son Dr Piero Fiaschi.  Interested in the medicinal quality of wine, he first planted vines at Sackville Reach in the Hawkesbury region in 1882 on acreage that was to become Tizzana Winery.

The Il Porcellino photograph is from the GPS location marking site Waymarking.  The presentation of this portrait of Dr Fiaschi was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on 22 July 1926.

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