The Bugno family celebrated their centenary in Australia, after Antonio Bugno arrived on June 18th, 1921.
Over 80 family members arrived in Griffith to reunite and reminisce, and enjoy a family dinner at Romeo and Giulietta's.
The huge event was in the works for around two years before being finalised in January. While many family members remained in the area, some traveled from Melbourne and even Hobart to attend the weekend.
Carmel Bugno, one of the organisers and granddaughter of Antonio said that the weekend was a great success and she was looking forward to more reunions in the future.
"It was an evening where everyone was happy to be together, happy to reminisce and swap stories. It was very pleasant and very warm."
Antonio's legacy as a pillar of the community is a point of pride for the family, who described him as a community-minded and very kind man.
"He was held in quite high regard," said Ms Bugno.
Antonio came to Griffith in the early 1920s and established himself in Griffith. Later, he sent back for his wife Antoinetta and son Mario. He had three other children in Australia: Jim, Mary and Oliver Bugno.
Bugno Crescent is now named after Mario Bugno, in recognition of his service in the Air Force during World War II.
Joan Forsyth, another family member and organiser wasn't able to attend the dinner due to the Melbourne lockdowns, but received calls about how well it went.
"The highlights were that people enjoyed themselves, people came together ... People rang me and said it was a really lovely evening. It was really excellent."
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