My husband's Australian connections go back several generations. His parents were both born in Australia. Three of his grandparents were first-generation Australians via Italy.
My husband is therefore three parts a third-generation Australian and one part a fourth-generation Australian, or even more. All his grandparents became Australian citizens, or at least British subjects in Australia, long before he was born.
Josephine's mother, arrived in Australia as a child. Josephine's maternal grandparents, two great uncles and at least one great, great grandparent also migrated to Australia.
Josephine's father arrived in Australia as a young man, escaping conscription in Italy. He could not read or write but he became a very good businessman.
With evidence certainly available to confirm Josephine's maternal great-grandfather, Giacomo, being in Australia around 1882, that would suggest my husband's Australian connection goes back six generations.
Do you have Italian Australian ancestry from the 1880s?