Jim Giglia: tribute for Wanneroo pioneer


Vincenzo (Jim) Giglia (far right) receiving a plaque for 50 years of service to Wanneroo in 1992. Picture: Wanneroo Regional Museum’s Community History Centre
Vincenzo (Jim) Giglia (far right) receiving a plaque for 50 years of service to Wanneroo in 1992. Picture: Wanneroo Regional Museum’s Community History Centre

THE family of Vincenzo (Jim) Giglia have paid tribute to the Wanneroo pioneer after his death on August 24.

Born in Sinagra, Sicily in 1924, Mr Giglia migrated with his mother to Wanneroo in 1934 to join his father, who ran a market garden on Wanneroo Road near Yanchep.

After marrying Zita Ceriani in 1949, the couple settled in Gibbs Road, Pinjar, where they started a piggery.

Mrs Giglia said her husband worked “carting vegetables, wood logs and lime” before operating the piggery, where “people came from near and far for his pork”.Mr Giglia was recognised as a pioneer by the City of Wanneroo in 1992. He leaves behind his wife, three children, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.