Italian Migration to South Australia

Monday 20 March 2017

Italian Migration to South Australia

Presented by Daniela Rose

Numerically, Italians are the largest group from a non-English speaking background in South Australia. Over 20 000 are first-generation settlers and around 90 000 South Australians are of Italian descent. The Italian language is the most common language spoken at home after English. This presentation will give an overview of the history of Italian settlement in South Australia in the context of Italian migration in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will consider their reasons for migrating to South Australia, their settlement patterns and the influence they had on Australian society.

Dr Daniela Rose is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Italian Section in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics at Flinders University. Her primary areas of research are the history of Italian migration to South Australia and ageing in a foreign land. Her best-known publication, with Professor Desmond O’Connor, is Caulonia in the Heart. She has also published numerous scholarly articles nationally and internationally. She has recently edited the volume Ageing between cultures: the experiences and challenges of Italian migrants in South Australia.

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39920/3/2017

Italian Migration to South Australia

Presented by Daniela Rose

Numerically, Italians are the largest group from a non-English speaking background in South Australia. Over 20 000 are first-generation settlers…

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