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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.

Contact Information

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

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Opening Hours

By appointment

Entry Fee

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.

Significance

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

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ADEC program - Marcela Bole participating on ADEC cultural program

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

ADEC Program outlay

Inscriptions & Markings

Marcela Bole participating with the recital of her poem in Italian

Angelique Van de Laak sash 1985

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Angelique Van de Laak sash 1985 / every entrant has worn a sash with the name and the year of participation

Historical information

Every entrant of the Miss Comunity Quest has worn a sash with the name and year of the entry.

Significance

Miss Angelique has been tragically killed in a car accident years later.

Inscriptions & Markings

Miss Slovenian Community Quest, 1985 Miss Angelique Van De Laak Slovenian Association Melbourne

Anica - children photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica family - photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica grandparents photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica in Trieste photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica Markic school photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica parents photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica - relatives photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anniversary badge - 25th Anniversary of Slovenian Association melbourne badge 1979

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Slovenian Association melbourne - 25th Anniversary badge from 1979. It was a great and important milestone, celebrated at the new premises in Research, Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

Slovenian Association Melbourne Silver Jubilee -S.D.M. 25 - Srebrni jubilej, 1954 - 1979

Anniversary badge - 30 - Slovenian Association Melbourne 30th Anniversary badge 1984

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

30th Anniversary badge of Slovenian Association Melbourne, celebrated in 1984 with a rich cultural program, showcasing choir singing, music, childrens, youth and adult folk dancing groups, poetry, narrating organised by Draga Gelt and exceptional finale item by 30 marching girls choreohraphed by Magda Pišotek.

Inscriptions & Markings

SDM (Slovensko društvo Melbourne - Slovenian Association Melbourne) 30 - 1954-1984

A page from newpaper Vestnik - Miss Slovenia in 1964

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

A title page of Vestnik, May 1964, announcing selection of Miss Slovenia - Miss Danila Bole, now Stolfa

apron pattern 1925 - Marcela Bole pattern for an apron with flowers and a bonnet

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Pattern for an apron decorated with flowers and a lace edged bonnet

Inscriptions & Markings

Cuffie da Cugina

Badge of Slovenian Association Melbourne - Badge of Slovenian Association Melbourne established 1954

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Historical information

Slovenian Association Melbourne has given option to all the members of the association to purchase the badge

Significance

Symbolic presentation of Slovenian flag colours, Association being formed in Australia in 1954, showing Mt Triglav, the highest Slovenian mountain and the Slovenian national flower - the carnation

Black and white photo of the opening ceremony - Cultural program at the opening of the Slovenski Dom ceremony

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Ladies singing at the cultural program celebrating the opening of the Slovenski Dom in Carlton in 1960. The performers were dressed in Slovenian national costumes

Historical information

Slovenian waited a long time to have the opportunity to purchase a building for their Slovenski Dom. Many hours of asking, collecting donations, organising fundraising paid off, and they could not be more proud of their achievement.

Significance

A very important day

Inscriptions & Markings

The opening of the Slovenian centre in Carlton 1960

Blessing of Slovenski Dom - Blessing of Slovenian Home in Carlton by Fr Basil in 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo of the Blessing at the opening of the Slovenian Centre - Slovenski Dom in Carlton by Fr Basil in 1960. Slovenians were very proud to have achieved the goal and purchased a building, the very first Slovenian centre in Australia.

Historical information

The Slovenian Home in Carlton was purchased partially by donations and personal members loans. The Dom had comfortable rooms for meetings, drama group practices, welcoming ceremonies, some sporting activities, singing and poetry recitals.

Significance

Being the first Slovenian Home in Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

Blessing of the Slovenian Dom

Blue cross stitch doily - Neva Roeder-Bole, blue cross stitch on white doily

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Blue, counted cross stitch on white linen

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.

box made of romantic postcards - Marcela Bole - box made by stiching together the romantic postcards

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Box made of postcards stitched together with blanket stitch, lid opens and the box was used for jewelery and notes, named šatulja

Inscriptions & Markings

Blanket stitch, romantic Italian postcards with a opening lid

Bridal crochet gifts - Marcela Bole Bridal crochet gifts

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

White crochet shoe decorated with satin flowers and pearls and a little crochet bell

Historical information

Brides are given the ornaments after the marriage ceremony by friends and relatives as a keepsake

Significance

It brings luck and happiness to the newly weds

Building Fund Authority Certificate 1957 - Slovenian Club Melbourne Building Fund Authority Certificate 1957

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Authority Certificate for the Building Fund for Slovenian Club House issued to Mr Gomizel of Essendon, signed by the then president Zlatko Verbič

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped and signed

Camp Latina - Slovenian girls, camp Latina, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina, photo - New supervisor, camp Latina, 1960, Tom-Dalmacia, Pero-Istria, A Markic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina, photo - Camp Latina, in the back quarters for singles, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina photo - Camp Latina, group of Slovenians at the beach, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina photo - Camp latina, 1960, L Markic, Rikarda Koloini and I Mihelj.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina, photo - Slovenians in camp Latina, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Black and white photo

Historical information

A gathering of Slovenians at the refugee camp in Italy, Latina prior to sailing to Australia

Significance

Slovenians Moving on from the camp in Latina, Italy to a new future in Australia

Camp Latina, workers, photo - Camp Latina, workers, Pero - Istria, R Koloini, M Krsevan, F Savle, A Mrak

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina, workers, photo - Camp Latina, workers, Pero - Istria, R Koloini, M Krsevan, F Savle, A Mrak

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Camp Latina, workers, photo - Camp Latina building site workers, F Savle, K Strancar, Florijan, M Krsevan, A Mrak, Pero, L Markic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research