|Death:||Died in Auckland, New Zealand|
|Place of Burial:||Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland|
Son of Petar Babić and Iva Babić (Selak)
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Historical records matching Josip Babich
About Josip Babich
Josip Babich recalled how at the age of 14, he went on foot with family members over the Biokovo Range to Makarska. They joined the steamer "Bosna" for Trieste, and they travelled by rail via Rome to Naples. There, they boarded the P & O liner Orsova on its maiden voyage departing for Sydney, Australia. The final leg to Auckland was completed on the SS Maheno. (From Distant Villages by S.A. Jelicich pp110-112)
1929 Josip Married Mara Grgich and had five children. They are featured at Te Papa Museum as a notable family who pioneered the production of wine. Josip's sons: Peter, MBE. Joe, Winemaker of the Year 1993, Maureen Radford nee Babich continues in management. Josip bequeathed a successful family owned and operated winemaking venture dedicated to quality.