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Western Australia’s cultural, political, economic and social character owes a huge debt to its Italian migrants.This new release by UWA Publishing highlights their stories.
Since the 1880s, Italians have enriched the state with their hard work, traditions and culture. From the farmers of the South-West to the miners of Kalgoorlie and the fishermen of the northern coast, Vite Italiane contains the remarkable stories of hundreds of Italian migrant families and is essential reading for all proud Italian-Australians.
To purchase a copy of the book contact UWA Press or your local bookshop.
Vite Italiane Exhibition
21 October 2010 - 30 January 2011
Visit the ‘Vite Italiane’ Italian migrant history on exhibition at the State Library of Western Australia foyer from 21 October 2010 -30 January 2011. The exhibition contains a rich assortment of artefacts, photographs, and historical documents. The items evoke the complexity of Italian lives in Western Australia and show how Italian migrants have left an indelible impression on the state’s social, cultural and geographic landscapes.
For further information visit: http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/whats_on/exhibitions
Launch: Italian Migrant Archive & Resource Kit
24 October 2008
As part of Italian Language Week, Italian Consul Dr Giorgio Taborri and CEO of the State Library of Western Australia will formally launch the 'Vite Italiane' Italian migrant history archive and resource kit at 10am on 24 October 2008 at the State Library of Western Australia. The launch is an opportunity to thank donors and participants and showcase the education resource kit we have produced with some of this rich archival material.
Display: Harmony Week
13-25 March 2008
In partnership with the Office of Multicultural Interests, we have mounted a display featuring quotes and images of a dozen 'Vite Italiane' interviewees. You will find it in the foyer of Governor Stirling Tower, 197 St Georges Terrace (cnr Mill Street), Perth. Click here to view a photo of the display.
Workshop: 'Preserving our Histories' Italian migrant women in Fremantle
9 August 2005
The Italian Club Fremantle will be hosting a women's morning tea on Tuesday August 9th from 9.30 -12.30 at which 'Vite Italiane' project team members will be the guest-speakers. We look forward to meeting and talking with Italian migrant women in Fremantle about their migration and settlement experiences.
Workshop: Italian, Regional and Sporting Clubs
6 June 2005
The Laguna Veneto Social & Bocce Club Inc hosted a workshop for members of Italian, regional and sporting clubs and associations on 6 June 2005. Around 30 participants shared recollections of the founding and development of their clubs and associations with members of the 'Vite Italiane' project team.
Workshop: Italian lives in Bunbury
16 March 2005
The Morrissey Homestead Day Respite Centre in Bunbury hosted a workshop for elderly Italians from the Bunbury area on 16 March 2005. Around 20 participants shared their fascinating stories of migration and settlement with members of the 'Vite Italiane' project team.
Workshop: Women as cultural custodians
5 December 2004
The National Italo-Australian Women's Association WA Inc. hosted a talk and workshop on preserving precious photographs and documents at the Fremantle Town Council offices on 5 December 2004.
Project Launch of 'Vite Italiane'
25 November 2004
The project 'Vite Italiane' was officially launched by the Hon. Dr Geoff Gallop MLA, Premier and Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests on 25 November 2004 at the Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre.
View: Photographs of the launch 1.6 MB :: Launch press release