CO.AS.IT. is delighted to receive the internationally significant and beautifully designed publication: Ordine dei Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto - Elenco Nominativo - Australia (Order of the Knights of Vittorio Veneto, Names List, Australia). To celebrate this significant donation from the Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto, Italy, to the CO.AS.IT. Italian Historical Society, a special exhibition has been developed to showcase the publication and commemorate the Knights of Vittorio Veneto.

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CO.AS.IT. is delighted to receive the internationally significant and beautifully designed publication: Ordine dei Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto - Elenco Nominativo - Australia, (Order of the Knights of Vittorio Veneto, Names List, Australia). To celebrate this significant donation from the Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto, Italy, to the CO.AS.IT. Italian Historical Society, a special exhibition has been developed to showcase the publication and commemorate the Knights of Vittorio Veneto, to be held at CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano, from 21 May to 3 August 2019.

The Exhibition has been developed with the assistance of the Italian Embassy in Canberra and the Museo della Battaglia di Vittorio Veneto. It includes a selection of powerful images taken at the Italian Front at the end of WWI from the famous Fondo Marzocchi, of the Museo della Battaglia. These images were on display in the successful exhibition “1915-1918 Instants and Places of the Italian Front”, which was held at the Embassy of Italy in Canberra in 2018 and was jointly conceived and curated by Anna Maria Fioretti of the Embassy of Italy in Canberra and Antonella Uliana, Councillor for Culture, Municipality of Vittorio Veneto. Some of the images from the Fondo Marzocchi are also featured in the Ordine dei Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto - Elenco Nominativo - Australia.

The publication, (one of only three released in Australia), contains the list of names of approximately 2,000 Italian WWI veterans who received the prestigious Knighthood of Vittorio Veneto (Cavaliere di Vittorio Veneto), and were living in Australia at the time. An electronic version of the list of names has been created to provide visitors with the opportunity to find relatives and friends who were awarded the Knighthood.

The Exhibition provides a personal connection to the book and WWI history by featuring unique items relating to one of the Knights of Vittorio Veneto, (Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto), listed in the book, Remigio Cavedon, whose life story is documented in CO.AS.IT.’s Italian Historical Society Collection.

The Launch of the Exhibition on 20 May 2019 will feature the formal acceptance of the donation by CO.AS.IT.’s President Professor Mauro Sandrin. The official handover will be followed by an exclusive video presentation from Italy by dottoressa Antonella Uliana, and historian Franco Giuseppe Gobbato, Researcher in charge of the Memoriale dei Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto, (Memorial of the Knights of Vittorio Veneto).