Mists in the Ovens Valley
It was an alienating experience for many Italian women who arrived in the Ovens Valley to raise families and farm tobacco. Coming from close-knit rural villages, many had never before travelled out of their home town before arriving in Australia. They often didn’t appreciate the beauty of their new environment, with its unfamiliar trees and birds. They may not have appreciated this tourist postcard of the Ovens Valley, as seen from Mount Buffalo. Some women from the alpine areas of Italy, however, felt at home here.