Could someone please give me an understanding of what ports in Italy men would have left from to sail to Melbourne, Australia. My GGF Giovanni Francesco VIVIANI left for Australia in 1859 or 1860 at age 20 or 21. He was a gold miner and died in 1880 at the age of 41 in a gold mine when it collapsed onto him in the Crooked River area. We understand that most ships at that stage sailed into Port Philip Melbourne. The only information we have is that Giovanni was born in Conca, Italy. One of the forum believes that it could Conca dei Marini. What would the nearest Port to Conca dei Marini be?
Are there any Italian Census Records that can be accessed to try and locate Giovanni's parents - Joseph and Madelina Viviani?
Any help to get more understanding would be appreciated.