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Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia
Western Australia’s cultural, political, economic and social character owes a huge debt to its Italian migrants.This new release by UWA Publishing highlights their stories.
Since the 1880s, Italians have enriched the state with their hard work, traditions and culture. From the farmers of the South-West to the miners of Kalgoorlie and the fishermen of the northern coast, Vite Italiane contains the remarkable stories of hundreds of Italian migrant families and is essential reading for all proud Italian-Australians.
Won – 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (State Library of Western Australia WA History Award)
Shortlisted – 2011 Margaret Medcalf Award
Praise for Vite Italiane:
More than 200 interviews with first-generation Italian migrants are interwoven with meticulous research. Some of the stories will surprise you, some will make you laugh and some will make you cry.CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
Vite Italiane provides a visually and textually rich and nuanced history of Italians in Western Australia.ITALIAN AMERICA REVIEW