Italian Historical Society

Thanks to its unique connection with the Italian Community, the Italian Historical Society excels in collecting, preserving and sharing the Italian immigration experience in Australia.

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The Italian Historical Society was established in 1980. Much of its collection has been donated by Italian migrants and their descendents, and while reflective of the experience of Italians across the country, the focus is Victoria.
collection
About IHS, our services and the Collection
Museo Italiano
Museo Italiano
Significant images, objects and stories from the IHS Collection are showcased in the popular Museo Italiano, a permanent exhibition which focuses on the experience and influence of Italian immigration to Australia.
exhibitions
IHS exhibitions
Informative and engaging temporary exhibitions exploring a diversity of themes on Italian Australian migration
family history
Family histories
While the Society is not able to undertake family history research we have assembled information and advice for researchers trying to find the records that tell their family story.
Family history
publications
Publications and online resources

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Society is undergoing a major Review to improve management of, and access to the Collection. During this time public access to the Collection is not possible. We appreciate your support as we work hard to ensure the ongoing preservation and development of the Collection.
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189 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Phone +61 3 9349 9000 
Fax +61 3 9349 1063

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