Migrants
Music
Art & culture

Dora and Angelo, leading the revival of Italian folk music in Melbourne

On stage they are mesmerising. She is perfectly coiffed. Her hairstyle defies gravity. The genuine, warm smile never leaves her face. He sits on the seat beside her with his accordion balanced on his lap, looking over to her regularly. (Photo Salvatore Rossano)

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Hayley J. Egan

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28/5/2019

Immigration
Current affairs

Remembering Italian Internment in Harvey

Located 140 km from Perth, Western Australia; Harvey is a small agricultural town renowned for its fresh produce and for being the home of beloved Australian children’s author May Gibbs. Nestled amongst an abundance of orange trees and flora and fauna, this quaint country town appears to be a world away from the chaos and turmoil of international conflict.

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

My Nonna’s Favourite Italian Card Games

For the more seasoned generation of Italians, card games are much like the mobile games the millennial generation can’t seem to do without. But these card games, which at first seem like a nonchalant affair, can quickly flare up for the most passive of Italian pensioners. You still find groups of Italian gentlemen gathered around a small table in a shaded cafe or piazza, playing these cards games that they, like my old Nonna, used to pass the time with. But what are they called?

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Segmento

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3/5/2019

Migrants
Profiles

Paola Bacchia: she learnt it all from her mamma

She told me that she was tall. Very tall. I spotted her arrive from across the bar and from over the top of the coffee machine. She was indeed tall, but also very elegant and refined.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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20/2/2019

Migrants
Art & culture

A nuanced tapestry

It was the first very hot day of my first Australian summer. I was in Melbourne on an exchange program, studying at the University of Melbourne for a semester during the last year of my Master’s degree from the University of Bologna.

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Valeria Suriano

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18/2/2019

Migrants
Profiles

When a dream to chase turns into a golden captivity

A departure is always good, or at least ‘good enough’. Joseph Conrad said that even if we leave during gloomy weather we still have the open sea in front of us deploying endless possibilities; intoxicated by a fresh start, we feel the architect of the marvels there are in the world.

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Daniele Curto

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2/12/2018

Migrants
Profiles

The time capsule that our generation lived in

“Are you Italian?” “Yes, but I was born and raised in Australia.” “Well, you’re Australian then.”

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Natalie Di Pasquale

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2/12/2018

Migrants
Profiles

A tribute to Sisto Malaspina

A life taken during a random act of terror, Melbourne icon Sisto Malaspina was cruelly ripped away from the breathing fabric of the city in the recent Bourke Street attack on 9 November, 2018, as he generously offered his help during the commotion – only to be fatally stabbed instead.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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27/11/2018

Migrants
Profiles

Blood is thicker than sugo.

Today’s story is one I have longed to share with you for a while now. It is the tale of two Italian women – one Italian by birth, and the other Italian in spirit. They are Vincenza and Melinda Aloisio. Mother and daughter.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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6/9/2018

Migrants
Profiles

An old auntie and her secret connection with Australia

Finally, after one year and a half of living my dream in Australia, I decided it was time to go back home to see my family and friends, and to enjoy the Italian summer in my hometown Stigliano, Basilicata!

Migrants
Profiles

The Nonna that has conquered the web

Her Facebook page has nearly 300,000 followers from all over the world; her videos on Youtube are widely clicked: she is known as the web’s best ever Nonna. She’s a little over a metre tall and 80 years old but her smile and charisma are explosive. So is her attitude to certain things; tattoos is one, she hates them.

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Mariantonietta Rasulo

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10/10/2017

Migrants
Profiles

Yes, the world is truly small!

How two "paesani" from a little town in Basilicata happened to meet unexpectedly for the first time in a Queensland holiday suburb

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