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.


January-December 2013 vol. 21

Food, fascism and forward thinking: Australia’s first Italo-Australian cookbook – by Tania Cammarano 5
The Toppano Brothers – by John Whiteoak 26
Alessandro Mattei: – a 19th century migrant story from Tcino. A researcher’s journey of discovery – by Barbara Mullen 32
Angelo Catalano: an unsung Italian Australian hero – by Lee Anderson 40
Growing up in the wrong country. autobiography of a second generation Italian in London, 1968-1988 – by Giuseppe Finaldi 47
Vivien Achia, Marrying Italian: when love is not enough

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Special Issue 2013: 

Musical Migrants: Pictures and Stories from the Lucanian Community in Melbourne

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January-December 2012 vol. 20

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January-December 2011, vol. 19

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COMMUNITY VOICES
My carlton years: time of austerity 1937 – 1947 – by Nick Storino 6
My father Mario Lattanzi – by Grania Lattanzi p10
Surviving the great depression with Italian ingenuity – by Marcus Luigi Spiller 13

MOMENTS IN HISTORY
Fascist salute: the Montecuccoli visits australia 1938 – by David Fber 16
A communist? Oh, brother – by Frank Canu 23

CULTURE & THE ARTS
Early dance music in country victoria. the Gervasoni contribution – by Claude Culvenor 29
Vale Peter Piccini. a tribute to one of the most gifted italian Australian accordionists – by John Whiteoak 34
Inferno, purgatorio and paradiso: a brief history of Brisbane’s Dante Alighieri Society – by Sandra Graham 36

ESSAY
Note sull’emigrazione italiana in Australia – di Antonio Cortese 41


January-December 2010, vol. 18

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Antonino and Antonio Santospirito of Malfa and Carlton – Tony Santospirito 6
From Mezzogiorno to Sydney Seaside: a historical sketch of Italians in Warringah – Malcolm D. Prentis 15
The things left behind – thoughts on the passing of my Italian migrant parents – Dorothy Maniero 19
Toward a new life – John Maneschi 25
Lost in the Collection. 16mm Italian cinema in Australian State film libraries – Federico Passi 34
Rediscovering Freedom – Anna Cerreto 40


January-December 2009, vol. 17

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The Italian Anarchist Press in Australia between the Wars by David Faber 5
Interview with Ivo Vellar 12
A Brief History of an Italian Alpine Community: Villa di Tirano by Diego Zoia and translated by Alan Poletti 19
An Accordionist’s Story by Eric Di Losa 31
Migration to Australia in the Museum of Carpineto Romano by Italo Campagna 34


January-June 2008, vol. 16 

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Community life: Italian speakers on the Walhalla goldfield 1865-1915 by Anna Davine 5
Giuseppe Garibaldi between myth and reality by Gianfranco Cresciani 15
Family, friendship and a magic carpet: the music of Franco Cambareri 25
The struggles of migrant women activists. An exhibition at the Immigration Museum 35


January-December 2007, vol. 15

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Vale Elda Vaccari. Eulogy read at the Memorial service for Elda Vaccari, St Anthony’s Church, 16 September 2007 by G.T. Pagone, President, Co.As.It. 5
Refractory Migrants. Fascist Surveillance on Italians in Australia 1922 – 1943 by Gianfranco Cresciani 9
Mambo Italiano: Ugo Ceresoli and His Orchestra Mokambo by John Whiteoak 59
A Day Out of the Ordinary by John Maneschi 74


January-June 2006 vol. 14 no. 1

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Signs of Italian culture in the urban landscape of Carlton by Alice Giulia Dal Borgo  2
Italian washing 1973 by Vivien Achia  10

From our archives: Italians in Queensland  16
A new resource for family historians: microfilms of vital records from the archivio tribunale  by Alan Poletti  26
Poschiavini in Australia: a CD compiled by Hans Fumberger by Alan Poletti  38


January-December 2005 vol. 13 nos. 1-2

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An Australian Mazzinian: Andrew Inglis Clark by Ros Pesman  2
Features of early Italo-Australian newspapers: a case study of l'Italo-Australiano (1885) by Amedeo Tosco  9
Calabria in Australia: customs and traditions of Italians from Caulonia by Daniela Cosmini-Rose  26
Antonio Agostini: newspaper man  33
A man of many talents: Elio Franz by Joy and Gloria Franz  43
True story of a girl: Linda Polesel by Linda Polesel  46


July-December 2004 vol. 12 no. 2

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A clash of civilisations? The Slovene and Italian minorities and the problem of Trieste from Borovnica to Bonegilla by Gianfranco Cresciani  2
The Peter Bevilacqua story by Tony De Bolfo  16
Battista Giudice 1840-1907 by Geoff Giudice  28
Danilo Jovanovitch and the Italian experience in Yarram, Victoria by Raffaele Lampugnani  23
In search of Giovanni Fattori’s mercato by Anna Maria Sabbione  33


January-June 2004 vol. 12 no. 1

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The Italian-Australia backyard: Italian's sweet little acre by Diana Chessel  2
Diary of an immigrant from Trieste by Ondina Demarchi  7
Coopers Creek, Gippsland: the trevisani by Diana Ruzzene-Grollo  17
Recalling the memories of an haute couturiere: Madam Serini, journey from Fiume to Melbourne by Astrid Haban-Beer  25
Bridging two cultures: Italian migrant food in Australia by Zoe Boccabella  31


July-December 2003 vol. 11 no. 2

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From ‘terrone’ to ‘wog’: post colonial perspectives on Italian immigration into Australia by Gerardo Papalia  2
Introduction and background context to the Italian Diplomatic Archives held at the IHS-Melbourne by Louis Green  12
Building blocks of settlement: Italians in the Riverland, South Australia by Desmond O’Connor and Sara King  24
Rolani Guido: a prisoner of war in Gippsland by Marian Scarlett  30
Growing up Italian and making movies by Jan Sardi  33
Origin of the Italian language: a lecture given by Ferdinando Gagliardi in 1881  38
Mangiamele Archives  40


January-June 2003 vol. 11 no. 1

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An Italian Experience by Malcolm Webster  4
Vagabonds rest by Malcolm Webster  7
Migration patterns from two communities in Sondrio: Tirano and Villa di Tirano by Alan Poletti and Emanuela Menghina 12
Digging for our Italian roots by Alan Poletti  21
Nino Borsari by Elizabeth Broughton  28


July-December 2002 vol. 10 no. 2

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The continuing chain: the migration of Sangiorgesi to Adelaide in the post-war period by Giulia Ciccone and Desmond O’Connor  4
The quarryman from Salcedo: Antonio Gnata by Tony De Bolfo  10
Pioneer veneti in Gippsland and their role in the development of an Italian farming community by Anna Davine  19
L’Italo-Australiano: Australia’s first Italian language newspaper by Francesca A Musicò  26


January-June 2002 vol. 10 no. 1

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The Long Tunnel Mine, Italian Hill: hands in the riffles by Ruth Dwyer  25
An ocean liner named Australia by Lorenzo Iozzi  10
Envisioning the Italian migrant experience down under: Giorgio Mangiamele, poet of the image by Raffaele Lampugnani  16
Italian art in Sydney: Guido Zuliani and Peter Melocco, two interwoven stories of emigration and enterprise by Anne Reynolds  4


July-December 2001 vol. 9 no. 2

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A thematic history of Italians in Leichhardt: St Fiacre’s, the San Francesco Catholic Italian Association and the Italian Capuchins by Anne Reynolds  4
Italian language print media in Sydney: a short history of La Fiamma newspaper by Anne Reynolds  10
The APIA Association and the APIA club in Leichhardt, Sydney: a brief history of their origins by Anne Reynolds  14
Friendly societies: an unexpected source of history on Italian speaking pioneers by Nancy Renfree  20
Italian censuses in 19th century New Zealand by Alan Poletti  26


January-June 2001 vol. 9 no. 1

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Liste di leva = draft lists by Alan Poletti  4
Constructing the Italian criminal: the press and the Pyjama Girl murder case by Luisa Spitale  12
Lena Santospirito, the person by Tony Santospirito  17
A visit to Loveday by Laura Mecca  22
Luciana D’Urso: my mother [1909-1995] by Salvatore D’Urso  27


July-December 2000 vol. 8 no. 2

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Augusto Lorenzini: Italian artist decorator in Victorian Sydney by Megan Martin  4
The Archbishop’s Committee for Italian Relief during the internment crisis in Victoria: June – December 1940 by Kate Elkner  11
Genoa to Sydney: Guglielmo Marconi and the illumination of Sydney Town Hall in 1930 by Francesca A Musicò  18
From Molinara to Adelaide: the settlement in South Australia of a small southern Italian community by Danielle Carr  24
Enterpreneurship and picture frame making in 19th century Australia by Elizabeth Cant  29


January-June 2000 vol. 8 no. 1

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Italian settlers in Jacksons Bay Special Settlement, New Zealand 1875-1879: government wrong expectations and ethnic stereotypes by Adriano Boncompagni  4
Walhalla Italians by Win Guatta  10
The Pinzone businesses in Stawell and Ararat by Joseph Pinzone  22
Paolo Dattari, architect: a building by Ruth Dwyer  26
The scent of our island: Capoliveri, Isola d’Elba  28
Benvenuto Rossi: master of roses by Laurie Burchell  30
An Olympic event: Gualberto Gennai and the Italian national anthem  34


August-December 1999 vol. 7 no. 2

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Mr Foster was noble enough to defend our rights, often getting himself into difficult situations: one man’s extraordinary relationship with his Italian POWs by John Hall  9
Raffaello great works: the legacy of an Italian revolutionary to the history of Australia by Angelo Cipullo  16
My father, Nazareno Ganino by Joseph Ganino  20


January-July 1999 vol. 7 no. 1

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La dote: preparing for a family: the importance of the dowry in the Australian Italian family  Maria Tence and Elizabeth Triarico  4
From Simonetti to Rubbo: Italian art and artists in late 19th century Sydney Francesca A Musicò  9
The Italian Historical Society Photographic Collection by Lorenzo Iozzi  16
An Italian in East Timor by James Panichi  27


January-December 1998 vol. 6 nos. 1-2

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Strangers in a strange land: a rural community’s experience with Italian POWs by John Hall  4
The Italian contribution to north-east Victoria by James Gobbo  13
Sempre le montagne: early Italian settlement in north-east Victoria’s Oven’s Valley by Jacqueline Verocchio  22
My grandfather Giovanni Roberto Merlo [Lake Eildon] by Hazel Merlo  29
Family history: in search of a Swiss role by Allan John Parker  40
Pierre Trudeau at the crossroads by James Panichi  45


July-December 1997 vol. 5 no. 2

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Count Giovanni Pullè: a legacy of Italian immigration in Australian history by Catherine Dewhirst  4
Paolo Dattari jewellery and the Italian Court at the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880-81 by Ruth Dwyer  13
The De Bolfo brothers by Tony De Bolfo  16
Emigrant ships: the Aurelia by Maria Tence  28


January-June 1997 vol. 5 no. 1

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Bad press: Italian POWs in northern New South Wales 1943-1945 by John Hall  4
Memories of COASIT from 1968-1982 by Gina Triaca  11
From Sicily to Australia: the story of Vincenzo and Vincenza Dublè by Anna Dublè  15
Emigrant ships: the Toscana by Maria Tence  19
Italians in the territory of New Guinea by Laura Mecca  21


July-December 1996 vol. 4 no. 2

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Capuchins or Jesuits by Anthony Cappello  5
To honour a noted botanist: Paolo Dattari by Ruth Dwyer  11
The Altopiano: an historical outline by Patrizio Rigoni  13


January-June 1996 vol. 4 no. 1

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Patrimony on parade: the collection, preservation and exhibition of the Italo-Australian documentary heritage at the SLNSW by Jim Andrighetti  6
Australia, the early years: 1923-1926 by Frank Provera  12
Jean Virgona: archbishop Mannix’s Italian housekeeper by Maria Santospirito Triaca  15
Italy’s national independence for their suffering brethren at home by Maria Tence  20
A note about copyright by Mark Donato  33


July-August 1995 vol. 3 no. 2

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Report No. 2 – 31st December 1862 from James Graham, Italian Consul-General in Melbourne  4
The Garibaldi Club: home to the Italian settlers in Wellington by Paul Elenio  7
Brief history of the development of Italian cuisine in Australia: Part 2 by Vicki Swinbank  13
Searching for…[family history how to] by Josephine Toscano  18


March 1995 vol. 3 no. 1

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Brief history of the development of Italian cuisine in Australia: Part 1 by Vicki Swinbank  5
An exciting find: a book by Father Ottavio Barsanti, Franciscan OFM by Laura Mecca  10
Bonegilla forty years later: some observations by Charles D’Aprano  14
The antifascist politics of the novel Mad Meg by Sally Morrison  17


June 1994 vol. 2 no. 1

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Port Pirie’s Italians and fascism by Desmond O’Connor  4
Bonegilla rebellions: a first-hand view by Maria Triaca  10
Little Lon by Mark Donato  14


December 1993 vol. 1 no. 2

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Italian migration to Western Australia before WW1: some observations on ethnicity and conflict by Patrick Bertola  5
Internments and Arthur Calwell: the view from Carlton by Ilma Martinuzzi-O’Brien  11
Thank you Mirboo North: holdings of the history of Italians at the Centre for Gippsland Studies by Meredith Fletcher  18
Memories of my grandmother Paulina Julienne Morris [nee Reanda] by Marjorie Huntley  22


July-August 1993 vol. 1 no. 1

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Italian POWs in Gippsland by Philippa Watt and Elizabeth Brooks  5
Restless pioneers from San Giovanni Bianco by Dennis Scandolera  9
Two cultures meet [Italians and Aborigines] by Marisa Capuana  17


December 1992 vol. 3 no. 4

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Correspondence from his brother in the Valtellina to Cosimo Berti in Victoria by Tony Pagliaro  3
Giuseppe Cantamessa by Ilma Martinuzzi-O’Brien  6
Review of 'On Persephone's Island' 9
Review of 'Culture and Community in a Changing Society' 9
Launch of 'Victoria Market' 11


April-September 1992 vol. 3 nos. 2-3

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Bridging two worlds: Jews, Italians and Carlton, August 1992  4
Growing up in Carlton by Teresa Pagliaro  11
Picnics at the beach by Anna Donchi Scariot  14
Pescia’s place: the Italian settlement of Carlton by Charles D’Aprano  16
A glimpse into the life of my grandparents Matt and Mimi Vita by Elizabeth Wilson  18
The Leone index by Bette Leone Maiuto  21


January-March 1992 vol. 3 no. 1

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Proxy brides by Susi Bella Wardrop  4
Italians in the WA goldmines by Peter Bertola  6
The Assisted Passage contract described in letters written in the first months in Australia: the case of the Berra brothers by Ilma Martinuzzi-O’Brien  8


October-December 1991 vol. 2 no. 4

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The indexing of Victorian foreign inwards passenger records by Kathleen and Ann Gervasoni  5
Dr Soccorso Giorgio Santoro, 1902-1961 by Giorgio Romano Santoro  7
Memories make history: how research has been conducted for an exhibition by Fiona McFarlane  13


July-September 1991 vol. 2 no. 3

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Carlton remembered by James Gobbo  5
Italian links with Kitchener’s Hundred by John C Trinca  12


April-June 1991 vol. 2 no. 2

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My father Domenico Boffa by Maria Boffa  4
Internment records by Ilma Martinuzzi-O’Brien  9
An Italian in the Australian militant left 1927-1983: Luigi Stellato by G L Abiuso  10


January-March 1991 vol. 2 no. 1

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Family history: comune population registers by Ilma Martinuzzi-O’Brien  6
Letters from Swiss-Italian immigrants in Victoria in the 19th century by Tony Pagliaro  9


September-November 1990 vol. 1 no. 4

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My mother: la mamma degli italiani by Maria Santospirito Triaca  6
Italians and Swiss-Italians in Victoria in the 1860s by Bette Leone Maiuto  11


May-June 1990 vol. 1 no. 3

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The story of Lorenzo Pensini Senior by Emilia Giuditta Pensini  5
How will a certificate help my family history research? by Bette Leone Maiuto  11


February 1990 vol. 1 no. 2

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From Casa d’Italia to COASIT: the story of COASIT by James Gobbo  3
The Leone and Pascale families by Bette Leone Maiuto  7
Australian naturalisation and immigration records by Bette Leone Maiuto  11


November 1989 vol. 1 no. 1

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Family history: obtaining family records from Italy  7



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