Hopes and Dreams: Images from the CO.AS.IT Italian Historical Society Collection

Image: A group of young proxy brides travelling to Australia on the ship Neptunia, 1955. Courtesy CO.AS.IT. Italian Historical Society.

CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano
199 Faraday Street, Carlton. VIC 3053.

4 October to 4 November 2022

Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 1-5pm

Free entry.

A special History Month exhibition featuring a unique selection of images which provide a personal insight into the Italian migration and settlement story from departure, to arriving and finally settling. The images have been reproduced in a special large format to enable the viewer to see the many details that are often hidden in the original standard sized photographs, providing many opportunities to discover something new.

Thank you to all the generous donors who have shared their images and migration stories with the Italian Historical Society, helping to ensure that this important part of Australia’s rich multicultural history continues to be treasured and shared as widely as possible.

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