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Slovenian Association Melbourne Research, Victoria

The Slovenian Association Melbourne was founded in 1954 – proudly one of the first Slovenian clubs in Melbourne. From humble beginnings at a small property in Carlton, it has grown to become a well-resourced, picturesque hospitality establishment over 17 acres in the beautiful undulating hills of Research, the perfect Slovenian hillside setting. The Association was originally established to assist settlers of Slovenian origin with their integration into the Australian community. However as time progressed and the Australian-Slovenian population grew it has evolved into a successful social, sporting, cultural and charitable organisation.
Today, the Slovenian Association Melbourne continues to thrive, maintaining a link with our 'motherland', promoting the Slovenian cultural and ethnic heritage, thereby contributing to the Australian multicultural way of life.

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82 Ingrams Road Research 3095 (map)
phone
+61 +613 9437 1226

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Opening Hours

By appointment

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None

Location

82 Ingrams Road Research Victoria

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HASA (Historical Archives of Slovenians in Australia) aims to preserve the history of Slovenians in Australia. It showcases the most important historical, social, cultural and multicultural events in the history of Slovenians in Australia, as they established the Slovenian associations and gathered at Slovenian church services in most capital cities of Australia.

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Unique Slovenian migrant history objects, documentation, crafts, poetry and other literature works.

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wedding photo - Wedding, Ivanka Lavrencic and Alojz Markic, 1930

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo of a wedding in 1930 Members of Markic family from Podnanos and Lavrencic from Vrhpolje, Slovenia. bride Ivanka Lavrencic groom Alojz Markic

Historical information

Wedding in 1930 in Slovenia, parents of Lojze (Alojz) Markic

Significance

wedding photo

drawing - Marcela Bole - daisy ornament 1924

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

photo - M Cimerman, Marija Cimerman and Anica Markic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo of Slovenians attending a party. Mr and Mars Mursic, Matija Cimerman, Anica Cimerman (Markic) Marija Cimerman

Historical information

Slovenians at a party1965/66

Significance

Slovenians gathering at a party

Invitation - Marcela Bole - Invitation to Carers Revealed-An Artistic View 2001

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Invitation to celebration Carers Week, 2001 at Moreland City Council, Coburg

Inscriptions & Markings

Acknowledgement to importance of carers

Carved wooden plate - Carved wooden plate with Slovenian Mother, Father and a baby in the cradle

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Carved wooden plate depicting a happy event - a baby. Father and Mother are looking at the baby in the beautifully decorated cradle, with sign IHS and flowers at the head end. In the background is a kmečka peč - a huge heart for bread making, cooking and warming up.

Inscriptions & Markings

IHS

Town Latina, 1960, photo - Town Latina, 1960, Lojze Markic and Joze Viteznik

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Ready - Slovenians ready to go to Australia, Sept 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo

Historical information

Slovenians on the move to a new country

Significance

Moving on

Metal badge - Slovenian Association Melbourne 40th Anniversary badge

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Slovenian Association Melbourne 40th Anniversary badge, značka

Inscriptions & Markings

Slovenian Association Melbourne 40 S:D:M: 1954 - 1994

Exhibition panel - Immigration Museum Exhibition panel 2

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Exhibition panel depicting the Question Where to?

Inscriptions & Markings

Where to? and Pregled in Slovenian language

Photo - Midnight Mass preparations, Kew, 1963

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo

Historical information

Preparation for Christmas midnight Mass at Baraga House

Significance

Celebration of Christmas by Slovenians

Flat, unfolded money box - Money box for collecting donations for the Slovenian Dom 1957

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Card, flat box to be folded into the money box to use for the collection and saving of money to be donated to the Slovenian Club Melbourne for the Slovenski Dom in 1957

Historical information

Slovenian Club Melbourne were issuing the money boxes to collect extra donations and encouraging young people to save for the Slovenian cause - the Slovenski Dom, the first Slovenian Centre in Melbourne

Significance

Inviting Slovenians to donate and thanking them for their kindness

Inscriptions & Markings

Drawing of the traditional Slovenian window with the carnations and Slovenian proverbs and instructions for folding

Photo - Marcela Bole in 1933, centre

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Marcela Gec as a young lady in 1933, centre, later married Silvester Bole

Historical information

Young ladies in 1933

Cultural program, dancing

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo of Slovenian performers at a concert VESELI VECER organized by Slovenian Association Melbourne. Performers amongst others are Slavko Kregar, trumpeter, in the centre Lojze Markic dancing with Jenny ?

Historical information

Slovenians performing at Veseli Vecer in 1962/63 St Brigit's Hall, Fitzroy North organized by Slovenian Association Melbourne

Significance

Slovenian function Veseli Vecer

Photo of foundation work - Foundation work for the new centre 1972

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Foundation work on the block of the new centre, preparing for the building of the new centre

pattern - Marcela Bole Daisy ornament

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

ornament - Marcela Bole green leaf ornament

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Certificate of participation - Marcela Bole - Certificate of participation CSOV 1998

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Certificate issued in gratitude for the participation at the Slovenian Festival 1998

Inscriptions & Markings

A thank you certificate by CSOV

Photo - D Lagonder, M Kregar, K Bizjak, R Koloini and K Strancar, Kew

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo outside Baraga house of Drago Lagonder, Milan Kregar, Karlo Bizjak , Rudi Koloini and Karlo Strancar

Historical information

Friends gathering

Significance

Building friendship

Photo of an orchestra with no instruments - Pretend orchestra performing at the Cultural evening

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photograph of a pretend orchestra performing at the Cultural evening in late 50s

lace pillow case decoration - Marcela Bole - pillow case decorated with the lace insert

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

white cotton pillow case with lace insert and the initials MG

Historical information

Two identical white cotton pillow cases with lace inserts for the dowry

Inscriptions & Markings

embroidered initials MG (Marcela Gec, married Bole)

Staying behind, 1960, photo - Staying behind, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

painting - Marcela Bole - forest 1925

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Staying behind, photo - Staying behind, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo of people saying goodbye to those ready to sail at the port in Trieste, Italy

Historical information

Waving goodbye to friends as they sail into a new beginning in Australia in 1960

Significance

Goodbye to friends moving on, amongst them Slovenians

Goodbye Camp Latina, photo - Goodbye camp Latina, Sept 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and White photo of a group of Slovenians waving goodbye to camp Latina prior to moving on to Australia. . . . Lojze Markic, Karlo Strancar, . . Rudi Koloini.

Historical information

Moving on from refugee camp

Significance

Leaving the refugee camp for a new start

Photo - Building of the corner of the new centre at Eltham 1972

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo of the building team laying the bricks at the corner of the new centre. The work was voluntary at the weekends, but the building was growing quite fast. On the photo are:

St Nicholas in 1959 - St Nicholas and children in 1959

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

St Nicholas giving gifts to the children of Slovenian Club Melbourne and their friends in 1959

Historical information

Beautiful Slovenian tradition of awaiting St Nicholas and his entourage: angels and devils

Significance

Traditional dress, decoration and the hat

Inscriptions & Markings

Traditionaly dressed St Nicholas with his Bishop's stick

School Certificate - Marcela Bole Gec Monastery School Tomaj School Certificate 1924

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Marcela Bole Gec Monastery School Tomaj School Certificate from year 1924

Slovenian Home, Carlton, photo - Slovenian Home Carlton, K Strancar and L Markic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Blue embroidery - Neva Roeder-Bole, blue, school embroidery, and border on white linen

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Blue embroidery on white linen with a special stitch for the border. School work.

Invitation to a cultural evening - Invitation to the premiere of the happy cultural program 1961

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Hand written and drawn invitation to a humorous cultural evening - 150 minutes - with the ensemble LIPA, including Slovenian music and songs, on Saturday, 29th July 1961 at pm at St Bridgit's Hall, Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written and hand drawn invitation with the details of the event