The Italian Historical Society Journal (first published in 1993) is the only publication of its kind with a focus on the Italian migration story and the Italian contribution to Australian life. It is a source of fascinating stories and valuable research information. Selected issues of the IHS Journal and its forerunner the IHS Newsletter are available below.


IHSJ_vol21_2013

Volume 21 - January-December 2013

In this issue:

  • Food, fascism and forward thinking: Australia’s first Italo-Australian cookbook by Tania Cammarano
  • The Toppano Brothers by John Whiteoak
  • Alessandro Mattei: a 19th century migrant story from ticino by Barbara Mullen
  • Angelo Catalano: an unsung Italian Australian hero by Lee Anderson
  • Growing up in the wrong country. Autobiography of a second generation Italian in London by Giuseppe Finaldi
  • Vivien Achia, marrying Italian: when love is not enough. Book review by John Gatt-Rutter
  • Amati e Salia by Giovanni Andreoni

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IHSJ_special_2013

Special Issue: Musical migrants - 2013

In this issue:

  • Musical migrants: pictures and stories from the Lucanian community in Melbourne by Alison Rabinovici
  • Suonatori di strada, vagabondi e migranti: la costruzione della diversità culturale by Enzo V. Alliegro
  • Street musicians, vagrants and migrants: the construction of cultural diversity by Enzo V. Alliegro (translated by Alexander A. Parise)
  • Chains and links: the story of a family of travelling musicians from Lucania by Bette Leone

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IHSJ_vol20_2012

Volume 20 - January-December 2012

In this issue:

  • Interview with Sir James Gobbo
  • The ities by Jill Maneschi
  • The experience of italian assisted migrants in australia during the economic crisis of 1952 by Fabiana Idini
  • 'Socialismo per la generazione presente'. Rifugiati politici italiani e movimento socialista australiano by Gianfranco Cresciani
  • Immigrants turned activists: Italians in 1970s Melbourne by simone battiston Book review by Luca Marin

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IHSJ_special_2012

Special Issue: Giorgio Mangiamele - 2012

In this issue:

  • Foreword by Rosemary Mangiamele
  • Giorgio Mangiamele: a life in photography by by Gino Moliterno
  • Giorgio Mangiamele in controluce by Federico Passi
  • Secret heart. Some personal thoughts on Giorgio Mangiamele's photography by Chris Luscri

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IHSJ_vol19_2011

Volume 19 - January-December 2011

In this issue:

Community voices

  • My carlton years: time of austerity 1937 – 1947 by Nick Storino
  • My father Mario Lattanzi by Grania Lattanzi
  • Surviving the great depression with Italian ingenuity by Marcus Luigi Spiller

Moments in history

  • Fascist salute: the Montecuccoli visits australia 1938 by David Faber
  • A communist? Oh, brother by Frank Canu

Culture & the arts

  • Early dance music in country Victoria. The Gervasoni contribution by Claude Culvenor
  • Vale Peter Piccini. A tribute to one of the most gifted Italian Australian accordionists by John Whiteoak
  • Inferno, purgatorio and paradiso: a brief history of Brisbane’s Dante Alighieri Society by Sandra Graham

Essay

  • Note sull’emigrazione italiana in Australia by Antonio Cortese

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IHSJ_vol18_2010

Volume 18 - January-December 2010

In this issue:

  • Antonino and Antonio Santospirito of Malfa and Carlton by Tony Santospirito
  • From Mezzogiorno to Sydney Seaside: a historical sketch of Italians in Warringah by Malcolm D. Prentis
  • The things left behind – thoughts on the passing of my Italian migrant parents by Dorothy Maniero
  • Toward a new life by John Maneschi
  • Lost in the Collection. 16mm Italian cinema in Australian State film libraries by Federico Passi
  • Rediscovering Freedom by Anna Cerreto

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IHSJ_vol17_2009

Volume 17 - January-December 2009

In this issue:

  • The Italian Anarchist Press in Australia between the Wars by David Faber
  • Interview with Ivo Vellar
  • A Brief History of an Italian Alpine Community: Villa di Tirano by Diego Zoia
  • An Accordionist’s Story by Eric Di Losa
  • Migration to Australia in the Museum of Carpineto Romano by Italo Campagna

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IHSJ_vol16_no1_2008

Volume 16, Number 1 - January-June 2008

In this issue:

  • Community life: Italian speakers on the Walhalla goldfield 1865-1915 by Anna Davine
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi between myth and reality by Gianfranco Cresciani
  • Family, friendship and a magic carpet: the music of Franco Cambareri by John Whiteoak
  • The struggles of migrant women activists, an exhibition at the Immigration Museum by Valeria Bianchin
  • The Enemy Aliens project
  • Immigration Bridge Australia

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IHSJ_vol15_2007

Volume 15 - January-December 2007

In this issue:

  • Vale Elda Vaccari. Eulogy read at the Memorial service for Elda Vaccari by G. T. Pagone
  • Refractory Migrants. Fascist Surveillance on Italians in Australia 1922–1943 by Gianfranco Cresciani
  • Mambo Italiano: Ugo Ceresoli and his Orchestra Mokambo by John Whiteoak
  • A Day Out Of The Ordinary by John Maneschi

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IHSJ_vol14_n2_2006

Volume 14, Number 2 - July-December 2006

In this issue:

  • Meeting a marriage partner in a new land: South Australian Calabrian-born women tell their story by Giulia Ciccone
  • Italian Internees in Victoria and the Murchison ossario by Vivien Achia
  • Surviving adversity: Michael and Zelinda Scarrabelotti's catastrophic journey to NSW 1880-1881 by Dr Frances Thiele
  • Piminoro - Olives from Calabria with love by Maria Smith
  • Prov's index to outward passangers: from statistics to social history by Susie Leehane

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IHSJ_vol14_n1_2006

Volume 14, Number 1 - January-June 2006

In this issue:

  • Signs of Italian culture in the urban landscape of Carlton by Alice Giulia Dal Borgo
  • Italian washing 1973 by Vivien Achia
  • From our archives: Italians in Queensland by Filippo Sacchi
  • Family history, a new resource for family historians: microfilms of vital records from the archivio tribunale by Alan Poletti
  • Poschiavini in Australia, a CD compiled by Hans Fumberger by Alan Poletti

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IHSJ_vol13_2005

Volume 13 - January-December 2005

In this issue:

  • An Australian Mazzinian: Andrew Inglis Clark by Ros Pesman
  • Feature of early ethinc Italo-Australian newspapers by Amedeo Tosco
  • Calabria in Australia: customs and traditions of Italians from Caulonia by Dr Frances Thiele
  • From our archives: Antonio Agostini, newspaper man
  • Per l'Australia: the story of Italian Migration
  • A man of many talents: Elio Franz by Joy and Gloria Franz
  • True story of a girl: Linda Polesel by Linda Polesel

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IHSJ_vol12_no2_2004

Volume 12, Number 2 - July-December 2004

In this issue:

  • A clash of civilisations? Slovene and Italian minorities and the problem of Trieste by Gianfranco Cresciani
  • The Peter Bevilacqua story by Tony De Bolfo
  • Battista Giudice, 1840–1907 by Dr Geoff Giudice
  • Danilo Jovanovitch and the Italian experience in Yarram, Victoria by Raffaele Lampugnani
  • In search of Giovanni Fattori’s mercato by Anna Maria Sabbione

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IHSJ_vol12_no1_2004

Volume 12, Number 1 - January-June 2004

In this issue:

  • The Italian-Australia backyard: Italian's sweet little acre by Diana Chessel
  • Diary of an immigrant from Trieste by Ondina Demarchi
  • Coopers Creek, Gippsland: the trevisani by Diana Ruzzene-Grollo
  • Recalling the memories of an haute couturière: Madame Serini by Astrid Haban-Beer
  • Bridging two cultures: Italian migrant food in Australia by Zoë Boccabella

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IHSJ_vol11_no2_2003

Volume 11, Number 2 - July-December 2003

In this issue:

  • From ‘terrone’ to ‘wog’: post colonial perspectives on Italian immigration into Australia by Gerardo Papalia
  • Introduction and background context to the Italian Diplomatic Archives held at the IHS by Louis Green
  • Building blocks of settlement: Italians in the Riverland, South Australia by Desmond O’Connor and Sara King
  • Rolani Guido: a prisoner of war in Gippsland by Marian Scarlett
  • Growing up Italian and making movies by Jan Sardi
  • From our archives: the origin of the Italian language

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IHSJ_vol11_no1_2003

Volume 11, Number 1 - January-June 2003

In this issue:

  • An Italian experience by Malcolm Webster
  • Vagabonds rest by Malcolm Webster
  • Migration patterns from two communities in Sondrio province: Tirano and Villa di Tirano by Alan Poletti and Emanuela Menghina
  • Digging for our Italian roots by Alan Poletti
  • Profile - Nino Borsari by Elizabeth Broughton

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IHSJ_vol10_no2_2002

Volume 10, Number 2 - July-December 2002

In this issue:

  • The continuing chain: the migration of Sangiorgesi to Adelaide in the post-war period by Giulia Ciccone and Desmond O’Connor
  • The quarryman from Salcedo: Antonio Gnata by Tony De Bolfo
  • Pioneer veneti in Gippsland and their role in the development of an Italian farming community by Anna Davine
  • L’Italo-Australiano: Australia’s first Italian language newspaper by Francesca A Musicò

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IHSJ_vol10_no1_2002

Volume 10, Number 1 - January-June 2002

In this issue:

  • Italian art in Sydney: Guido Zuliani and Peter Melocco, two interwoven stories of emigration and enterprise by Anne Reynolds
  • An ocean liner named Australia by Lorenzo Iozzi
  • Envisioning the Italian migrant experience down under: Giorgio Mangiamele, poet of the image by Raffaele Lampugnani
  • The Long Tunnel Mine, Italian Hill: hands in the riffles by Ruth Dwyer

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IHSJ_vol09_no2_2001

Volume 9, Number 2 - July-December 2001

In this issue:

  • A thematic history of Italians in Leichhardt: St Fiacre’s by Anne Reynolds
  • Italian language print media in Sydney: a short history of La Fiamma newspaper by Anne Reynolds
  • The A.P.I.A. Association and the A.P.I.A. club in Leichhardt, Sydney by Anne Reynolds
  • Friendly societies: an unexpected source of history on Italian speaking pioneers by Nancy Renfree
  • Italian censuses in 19th century New Zealand by Alan Poletti

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IHSJ_vol09_no1_2001

Volume 9, Number 1 - January-June 2001

In this issue:

  • Liste di leva - Draft lists by Alan Poletti
  • Constructing the Italian criminal: the press and the Pyjama Girl murder case by Luisa Spitale
  • Lena Santospirito, the person by Tony Santospirito
  • A visit to Loveday by Laura Mecca
  • Luciana D’Urso: my mother (1909–1995) by Salvatore D’Urso

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IHSJ_vol08_no2_2000

Volume 8, Number 2 - July-December 2000

In this issue:

  • Augusto Lorenzini: Italian artist decorator in Victorian Sydney by Megan Martin
  • The Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief during the internment crisis in Victoria by Kate Elkner
  • Genoa to Sydney: Guglielmo Marconi and the illumination of Sydney Town Hall in 1930 by Francesca A Musicò
  • From Molinara to Adelaide: the settlement in South Australia of a small southern Italian community by Danielle Carr
  • Enterpreneurship and picture frame making in 19th century Australia by Elizabeth Cant

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IHSJ_vol08_no1_2000

Volume 8, Number 1 - January-June 2000

In this issue:

  • Italian settlers in Jacksons Bay Special Settlement, New Zealand 1875–1879 by Adriano Boncompagni
  • Walhalla Italians by Winifred Guatta
  • New material
  • The Pinzone businesses in Stawell and Ararat by Joe Pinzone
  • Paolo Dattari, architect: a building by Ruth Dwyer
  • The scent of our island>
  • Benvenuto Rossi: master of roses by Laurie Burchell

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IHSJ_vol07_no2_1999

Volume 7, Number 2 - July-December 1999

In this issue:

  • Community and Church: Italians in South Australia in the early post-war years by Monica Tolcvay
  • One man’s extraordinary relationship with his Italian POWs by John Hall
  • Raffaello 'great works': the legacy of an Italian revolutionary to the history of Australia by Angelo Cipullo
  • My father, Nazzareno Ganino by Joseph Ganino

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IHSJ_vol07_no1_1999

Volume 7, Number 1 - January-June 1999

In this issue:

  • La Dote: preparing for a family - The importance of the dowry in the Australian Italian family by Maria Tence and Elizabeth Triarico
  • From Simonetti to Rubbo: Italian art and artists in late 19th century Sydney by Francesca Musicò
  • The Italian Historical Society Photographic Collection by Lorenzo Iozzi
  • An Italian in East Timor by James Panichi

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IHSJ_vol06_no1-2_1998

Volume 6, Numbers 1 and 2 - January-December 1998

In this issue:

  • 'Strangers in a strange land': a Rural Community’s Experience with Italian POWs by John Hall
  • The Italian Contribution to North-East Victoria by Sir James Gobb, A.C. Governor of Victoria
  • Sempre le montagne: Early Italian Settlement in North-East Victoria’s Ovens Valley by Jacqueline Verrocchio
  • My Grandfather Giovanni Roberto Merlo by Hazel Merlo

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IHSJ_vol05_no2_1997

Volume 5, Number 2 - July-December 1997

In this issue:

  • Count Giovanni Pullè: A Legacy of Italian Immigration in Australian History by Catherine Dewhirst
  • Paolo Dattari, Jewellery and the Italian Court at the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880–81 by Ruth Dwyer
  • The De Bolfo brothers Introduction by Tony De Bolfo
  • Emigrant ships: the Aurelia by Maria Tence

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IHSJ_vol05_no1_1997

Volume 5, Number 1 - January-June 1997

In this issue:

  • "Bad Press": Italian Prisoners of War in Northern NSW, 1943-1945 by John Hall
  • Memories of CO.AS.IT. from 1968 to 1982 by Gina Triaca
  • From Sicily to Australia: The Story of Vincenzo e Vincenza Dublé by Sr Anna Dublé
  • Emigrant ships: the Toscana by Maria Tence

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IHSJ_vol04_no2_1996

Volume 4, Number 2 - July-December 1996

In this issue:

  • Capuchins or Jesuits by Anthony Cappello
  • To honour a noted botanist by Ruth Dwyer
  • The Altopiano: a historical outline by Patrizio Rigoni

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IHSJ_vol04_no2_1996

Volume 4, Number 1 - January-June 1996

In this issue:

  • Patrimony on parade by Jim Andrighetti
  • Australia, the early years - 1923 to 1926
  • Jean Virgona: Archbishop Mannix’s Italian housekeeper by Maria Santospirito Triaca
  • Italy’s National Independence "for their suffering brethren at home" by Maria Tence

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IHSJ_vol03_no2_1995

Volume 3, Number 2 - July-August 1995

In this issue:

  • The Garibaldi Club - Home to the Italian settlers in Wellington
  • Brief history of the development of Italian cuisine in Australia by Vicki Swinbank
  • Searching for... by Josephine Toscano

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IHSJ_vol03_no1_1995

Volume 3, Number 1 - March 1995

In this issue:

  • Brief history of the development of Italian Cuisine in Australia by Vicki Swinbank
  • An exciting find by Laura Mecca
  • Bonegilla - Forty years later. Some observations. by Charles D'Aprano
  • The antifascist politics of the novel Mad Meg by Sally Morrison

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IHSJ_vol02_1994

Volume 2, Number 1 - June 1994

In this issue:

  • Port Pirie’s Italians and Fascism by Desmond O’Connor
  • Bonegilla rebellions: a first-hand view by Maria Triaca
  • 'Little Lon' by Mark Donato

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IHSJ_vol01_no2_1993

Volume 1, Number 2 - December 1993

In this issue:

  • Italian migration to Western Australia before WWI: some observations on ethnicity and conflict by Patrick Bertola
  • Internments and Arthur Calwell: the view from Carlton by Ilma Martinuzzi O’Brien
  • Thank you Mirboo North: holdings of the history of Italians at the Centre for Gippsland Studies by Meredith Fletcher
  • Memories of my grandmother... Paulina Julienne Morris (nee Reanda) by Marjorie Huntley

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IHSJ_vol01_no1_1993

Volume 1, Number 1 - July-August 1993

In this issue:

  • Italian Prisoners of War in Gippsland by Philippa Watt and Elizabeth Brooks
  • Restless pioneers from San Giovanni Bianco by Dennis Scandolera
  • Two cultures meet by Marisa Capuana

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Italian Historical Society Newsletter

The Italian Historical Society Newsletter (published between 1989 and 1992) aimed to provide, to those interested in the history of Australian-Italian communities, an outlet for the circulation of news, the exchange of information and the notification of activities.


IHSN_vol3_no4_1992

Volume 3, Number 4 - December 1992

In this issue:

  • Correspondence from Valtellina by Tony Pagliaro
  • Giuseppe Cantamessa by Ilma Martinuzzi O'Brien
  • Review of 'On Persephone's Island'
  • Review of 'Culture and Community in a changing Society'
  • Launch of 'Victoria Market'

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IHSN_vol3_no2-3_1992

Volume 3, Number 2 and 3 - April-September 1992

In this issue:

  • Opening of 'Bridging Two Worlds: Jews, Italians and Carlton'
  • Address by Dr Ray Marginson
  • Address by Mr John Gandel
  • Address by Sir James Gobbo
  • Address by Zelman Cowen
  • Growing up in Carlton by Teresa Pagliaro
  • Picnics at the beach by Anna Donchi Scariot
  • Pescia's place by Charles D'Aprano
  • Matt and Mimi Vita by Elizabeth Wilson
  • The Leone Index by Bette Leone Maiuto

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IHSN_vol3_no1_1992

Volume 3, Number 1 - January-March 1992

In this issue:

  • Exhibition Travels in Italy
  • Exhibition at Centro Assisi
  • Rubens Exhibition
  • Italian Museum in New Orleans
  • Proxy Brides by Susi (Bella) Wardrop
  • Letter from a subscriber
  • The assisted Passage Contract by Ilma Martinuzzi O'Brien
  • Giovanni Cera Collection

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IHSN_vol2_no4_1991

Volume 2, Number 4 - October-December 1991

In this issue:

  • The indexing of Victorian foreign inwards passengers records by Kathleen and Ann Gervasoni
  • Dott. Soccorso Giorgio Santoro, M.D., M.CH.O. 1902-1961 by Cav. Uff. Dr. Giorgio Romano Santoro
  • Memories make history by Fiona McFarlane

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IHSN_vol2_no3_1991

Volume 2, Number 3 - July-September 1991

In this issue:

  • Exhibition tour completed
  • Text on an address to the Italian Historical Society by Sir James Gobbo
  • Italian links with Kitchener's Hundred by John C. Trinca

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IHSN_vol2_no2_1991

Volume 2, Number 2 - April-June 1991

In this issue:

  • My father, Domenico Boffa by Maria Boffa
  • Internment records by Ilma Martinuzzi O'Brien
  • An Italian in the Australian militant left 1927-1983 - Luigi Stellato by G. L. Abiuso

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IHSN_vol2_no1_1991

Volume 2, Number 1 - January-March 1992

In this issue:

  • "Assisi" Italian Community Centre
  • Family history - Comune population registers
  • Letters from Swiss-Italian immigrants to Victoria in the 19th century by Tony Pagliaro

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IHSN_vol1_n4_1990

Volume 1, Number 4 - September-October-November 1990

In this issue:

  • The Anniversary of the Society
  • My mother: "La mamma degli italiani" by Maria Santospirito Triaca
  • Italians and Swiss-Italians in Victoria in the 1960s by Beppe Maiuto

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IHSN_vol1_n3_1990

Volume 1, Number 3 - May-June 1990

In this issue:

  • The story of Lorenzo Pensini Snr., his life and times by Emilia Giuditta Pensini
  • Family history
  • Around Carlton

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IHSN_vol1_n2_1990

Volume 1, Number 2 - February 1990

In this issue:

  • From Casa D'Italia to CO.AS.IT., the Story of Our Organisation by Sir James Gobbo
  • The Leone and Pascale families by Beppe Maiuto
  • Family history

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IHSN_vol1_n1_1989

Volume 1, Number 1 - November 1989

In this issue:

  • The Italian Historical Society
  • Family history

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