Adrienne Tuart. firstname.lastname@example.org
My thesis is centred on a cultural history of Italians in the city. I am researching the way that the Italian post-war migration changed the nature of the city, and also the shift in attitudes towards Italians in this period leading up to Whitlam's multiculturalism.
I look at social clubs (Italo Australia, All Nations etc ) businesses (Sartoria Italiana, Alitalia, Olivetti, Transfield), restaurants and espresso bars (La Veneziana, La Tana, Capucchino, Bar Roma), building and architecture. I also cover the screening of Italian film (in theatres, church halls, and clubs) and Italian imports (Fiat, Vespas, design and fashion). I also look at the rise of small businesses throughout the city.
I am recording oral histories as I am interested in the way that people remember the city and the changes that occurred during this period. I would be very interested to hear what you remember of this time.
Please contact Adrienne if would like to share your memories.