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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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, by 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 CO.AS.IT., 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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