Vite Italiane – Italian Lives

Migrants disembarking at Fremantle 005096d

Migrants disembarking at Fremantle 005096d

Italy has been the most prolific source of non-English speaking migrants to Western Australia. Between the turn of the century and the 1970s, around 60.00 Italians came to WA in search of opportunity.

Our latest exhibition explores the history and legacy of Italian migrants in Western Australia with a rich assortment of artefacts, photographs and historical documents.

In association with the exhibition the Library will be presenting the Vite Italian Film Season, a series of films with an Italian flavour. The first film “Love’s Brother” screens on Thursday 28 October at 6.00pm.

Vite Italiane – Italian Lives exhibtion is on in The Gallery, Ground floor of the State Library until 30 January 2011.

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