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. More...

Free Seminar: Break the Silence – Say No To Violence

Saturday 8 October, 2022
1:30pm to 3.30pm

Radio Italiana 531
Unit 3/215 Port Road, Hindmarsh 5007
For bookings, ph: 0412 413 416

Exploring the repeating patterns of the exploitation, abuse and violence towards Women – The spiralling effects we pay for silence is part of a programme we will conduct with seminars during 2022/2023. With experts from all kinds of backgrounds as guest speakers and supporting materials and resources, we aim to reach women who have remained silent through fear and isolation how and where they can get help. The seminars aim to support women and show them ways to access information and education and the resources available to them so that they can help themselves. More...

Maledette le guerre e chi le vuole – Damned be wars and those who want them: A concert of folk songs and music

The Italian Folk Ensemble presents a concert of folk songs and music

Maledette le guerre e chi le vuole
(Damned be wars and those who want them)

Saturday, 13th November 2021
19:00 for a 19:30 start
Fullarton Park Community Centre Hall
411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton

$25 per person – includes:
Fruit juice and water
Libretto with the original texts also translated into Italian and English.

Audience must check-in and wear a mask.
Note that COVID-19 restrictions may change from time to time.


Turning the pages of history, we learn that when the power of the intellect fails, we can always resort to violence, and always with the same results: the spoils of wars to the victors – and suffering for the vanquished.