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Angelo Tornaghi

Italian Australian, 1860 - 1904

Angelo Tornaghi was born Milan in 1831 and arrived in Sydney in 1855 where he worked as a local agent for the London based scientific instrument firm, Negretti & Zambra.

By 1860 he was importing and making his own scientific instruments at 28 Bridge Street, Sydney which were well received by the Australian scientific community.

By the time Tornaghi died in 1906, he was not only a well-respected figure in Sydney, but had been acknowledged by his country of birth, who awarded him the Cross of Italy in recognition of his services to the Italian community in Sydney.