Bronte - New South
Wales - Australia
When I arrived in
Sydney, in January 1973, my host, Joseph Greco, told me that one
of the suburbs of Sydney was named Bronte.
In fact two places carry the name of Bronte, one is the actual
suburb of Bronte, situated on the east side of the city of
Sydney, capital of the New South Wales State.
Robert Lowe, layer and politician 1st Viscount of Shefbrooke, in
1842 had moved from England to Australia, where vehemently
devoted himself to politics. He published also some articles
that brought him good fortune.
bought also a vast estate in Sydney, on the coast and, in honor
of Horace Nelson, named it Bronte. The name is locally
pronounced “Brontee”. At the number 470 of Bronte road still
exists the “Bronte House”, the house that belonged to
The suburb of
Bronte is part of the municipality of Waverley. In 1987
somebody tried to remove the name of Bronte from the name places
They wanted in fact to
incorporate the area in that of Waverley. It was due to my
personal good offices and the taking sides of the local people
to avoid such event.
1990, while I was having my holidays in Bronte of Sicily I met
the then Lord Major dott. Francesco Spitaleri and suggested to
him the possibility of a twinning between the two Bornte,
unfortunately the lord Mayor had to resign from office in 1991
and nothing was done.The 16th
of July 1992 however, came to Australia, in visit to the
brontesi of Sydney and Melbourne,
Catania’s archibishop Mons Luigi
Bonmarito, the vice president of Catania’s province, Dr.
Francesco Bruno, the president of Sicilia Mondo Adv. Domenico
Azzia, the archpriest of Bronte Don Antonino Longhitano and the
new lord mayor of Bronte Dr. Salvatore Anastasi together with
The 20th of July of that year Biagio
Meli from Bronte brought together the mayor of Bronte in Sicily and
the Waverley Mayor, Mrs Barbara Armitage under whose jurisdiction
falls the suburb of Bronte of New South Wales and they spoke of an