Immigration
Immigration
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The 50th anniversary of CO.AS.IT. and its significance in the past, present and future of Victorian Italians

CO.AS.IT. Melbourne the main Italian welfare and cultural organisation of Australia has turned fifty. The anniversary was celebrated last September with a number of events and a social gathering at The Docklands.

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Ivano Ercole

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2/12/2018

Immigration
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The relevance for the third generation of re-framing the history of Italians in Australia

When I ask my students at Monash why they are studying Italian, many of them reply ‘because of my Nonni’. Many of them have in fact learnt to speak (or at least understand) some Italian, while talking to their grandparents, who usually migrated to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.

by

Francesco Ricatti

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2/12/2018

Immigration
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The challenge to keep the Italian language alive in our homes through our children

I recently found myself at a checkout with my crying 10-week-old son. I spoke to the cashier in English then tended to my son in Italian, soothing him and using diminutive Italian forms of his name.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

30/7/2018

Immigration
Current affairs

The small corner in all of us that is Italian

In his 1964 masterpiece The Italians, Luigi Barzini, in his infinite wisdom and acute social awareness, states: “In the heart of every man, wherever he is born, whatever his education and tastes, there is one small corner that is Italian”. What else could explain your need to pick up this edition of Segmento? Everyone can connect with, even in the smallest way, the Italian way of life, culture and language.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

14/11/2017

Immigration
Current affairs

Ellis Island, New York same journey. Different destination.

On a recent trip to the US I was humbled to explore Ellis Island’s National Museum of Immigration. The harsh conditions of the New York winter melted away as I stepped inside the warm and welcoming lobby. After catching my breath, I stopped to admire the world I had stepped into. Millions of hopeful immigrants had to withstand gruelling transit conditions with no guarantee of security in the US.

by

Jenna Lo Bianco

on

10/5/2017

Immigration
Current affairs

The torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia

ALTO is the name of a business and social network created by a group of second-generation Italian-Australians who take pride in their Italian identity and bring it into play in their business dealings and social relations. They are the torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia that has come a long way from the experience of their parents.

by

Ivano Ercole

on

20/1/2017

Immigration
Current affairs

The Abruzzo Club renaissance

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE ABRUZZO CLUB? “The club is not just a committee, the various subcommittees, the volunteers and staff; the Club is all of us! It is for you, for your family, for your children and friends.”

by

Celeste Gullace

on

25/12/2015

Immigration
Current affairs

Smoking a cigar on the waterfront of my hometown

It is eleven o’clock and I am smoking a cigar on the busy waterfront of my hometown. On the seashore a father and son are sharing the son’s exciting experience of fishing.

by

Daniele Curto

on

22/12/2015

Immigration
Current affairs

From the village cradle to the city grave

At a recent funeral for a respected elderly family member I got to thinking that as more and more of that wave of Italian post-war migrants die off, our current lifestyle threatens the traditional view of what it means to be the sons and daughters of Italian immigrants to Australia.

by

Archimede Fusillo

on

8/12/2015

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