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  • Little Italy Museum
    Little Italy Museum
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  • Little Italy Museum
    Little Italy Museum
    by balhannah
  • Little Italy Museum
    Little Italy Museum
    by balhannah

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    NEW ITALY - THE PAVILION

    by balhannah Written Oct 26, 2013

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    The Pavilion at New Italy was my favourite part of the Museum exhibition. The display is excellent! The exhibitions are in separate booths, each one covering one of the 20 Italian Provinces in Italy. Each has information on the area, and a painting of a woman in traditional dress, quite interesting reading. In the centre of the pavilion, is another display on the Australian part of the Italian settlement in New Italy.
    The Museum was lucky enough to receive the Italian Pavilion used at World Expo 88.
    In 1993, the newly built Italian Pavilion was officially opened by the Governor General of Australia, Mr Bill Hayden.

    FREE ENTRY - DONATION'S ACCEPTED

    LOCATION 8275 Pacific Highway @ Woodburn

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    NEW ITALY

    by balhannah Written Oct 26, 2013

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    NEW ITALY is a Museum complex located on the Pacific Highway, not far from Evan's Head.
    If your Italian, then I think you will find the Museum extra interesting.

    We entered the Museum first, FREE ENTRY - DONATION'S APPRECIATED.

    It was here, where we learnt the New Italy settlers left Barcelona, arriving in Australia in 1881.
    The Italian's were actually known as Australia’s first refugees.
    On arrival, they were given temporary shelter, food and medical aid while they waited to hear if they could stay in Australia. They wanted to stick together, so they pointed out to the Government the skills they brought with them. This didn't happen immediately, instead the Government had them work for employers for the first 12 months. The Prime Minister of the time,[Sir Henry Parkes] eventually did give them permission to stay in Australia.

    In this section of the Museum, the display cases has photo's and stories of the migrant families, clothing and much of their old farm equipment
    It was Rocco Caminotti and Antonio Pezzutti who came to South Woodburn, located on the Chatsworth Island coach route at the site they called La Cella Venezia, which was changed to "Little Italy," now is "New Italy." The settlement grew and grew as more Italian families called this area home.

    LOCATION 8275 Pacific Highway, Woodburn

    FREE ENTRY - FREE PARKING - TOILETS ON SITE.

    Open 7 days a week

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