A sense of being Italian: the value of family history

Dewhirst, Catherine (2009) A sense of being Italian: the value of family history. Ozhistorybytes (12). ISSN 1447-6754

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Abstract

There has been an upsurge in interest in family history in Australia in recent times, especially since it ceased to be a shameful or embarrassing thing to have convict ancestors. Indeed, convict ancestry - especially if 'First Fleet' ancestry - has become a source of pride and celebration for many. Catherine Dewhirst's article 'A Sense of being Italian' demonstrates family history at its best - well researched, engaging and clearly propelled by the personal passion of the author. In this case, the focus is not convict origins but Italian heritage, something of personal meaning to so many Australians and of such historical significance to the nation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Catherine Dewhirst
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2009 06:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian migration; Italo-Australian history; Giovanni Pulle`; family history
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5309

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