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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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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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invitation - SAM 30th Anniversary program 1984

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

white red and blue folded flayer

Photo - Anica Grandparents2

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Photo of Anica grandparents

Photo - Marcela Bole in 1933, centre

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

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Young ladies in 1933

Photo - Sisters: Ema, Ljudmila, Pavla and Marcela Gec, married Bole, 1932

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Sisters: Ema, Ljudmila, Pavla and Marcela Gec, married Bole, 1932 Sestre: Ema, Ljudmila, Pavla in Marcela Gec, poročene Bole, 1932

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Four sisters from Gec family, 1932 Štiri sestre iz družine Gec, 1932

Photo - Marcela Bole in Trieste, 1953

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Marcela Bole in Trieste, 1953, centre

Photo - Marcela and Silvester Bole with Danila and Neva, Trieste 1955 before boarding Toscana

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Marcela and Silvester Bole with Danila and Neva, Trieste 1955, before boarding Toscana

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Marcela (hat in hand) and Silvester Bole with daughters Danila (with a doll) and Neva (hat in hand), Trieste 1955 before boarding Toscana

Photo - Silvester Bole in Italian army uniform, fought the Mussolini War in Ethiopia, 1933

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Silvester Bole in Italian army uniform, fought the Mussolini War in Ethiopia, 1933 Silvester Bole v italijanski vojaški uniformi. Boril se je v Mussolinijevi vojski v Etiopiji leta 1933.

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Many Slovenian men were conscripted into Italian army to fight in war in Ethiopia in 1933 Veliko slovenskih moških je bilo vpoklicanih v italijansko vojsko, da so se borili v vojni v Etiopiji leta 1933.

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There are not many photographs available from those times, especially of Slovenian soldiers. Zelo redke so fotografije slovenskih vojakov iz tega časa.

Photo - Family Bole, 1956, Pascoe Vale

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Photo of family Bole in 1956, first year in Australia, Pascoe Vale, living with family Zavadlal

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First year in Australia

Photo - Tomaj, Slovenia under Italy, School of Fine needlework and Embroidery, 1930, Marcela Gec Bole sitting front row, second

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Black and white photo: Tomaj, Slovenia under Italy, School of Fine needlework and Embroidery, 1930, Marcela Gec Bole sitting front row, second

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Marcela Gec, married Bole at the School of Sewing, Fine Needlework and Embroidery in Tomaj, then under Italy, 1930

Photo - Family Bole in Australia, Pascoe Vale, September 5, 1958

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Family Bole in Australia, Pascoe Vale, September 5, 1958: daughter Danila, 13; Silvester, Marcela giving her husband an expresso coffee to celebrate the occasion, and Neva 17 years old

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Migrant family Bole in Australia, 1958

Photo - Bole family on Toscana, 1955

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Photo of Bole family on Toscana, 1955, arriving to Sydney: fourth from left Neva, than Marcela holding a hat, and Danila

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Arrival of Bole family on Toscana, 1955

Photo - Family Gec, parents sitting - Ema, Ludvik, Pavla, Janez, Ljudmila and Marcela,1938

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Family Gec, parents sitting - Ema, Ludvik, Pavla, half brother Janez, Ljudmila and Marcela in 1938

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Parents Gec, brothers and sisters of the poet Marcela Bole, 1938

School Certificate - Marcela Bole Gec Monastery School Tomaj School Certificate 1925

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Marcela Bole Gec Monastery School Tomaj School Certificate from year 1925

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

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Marcela Bole Gec Monastery School Tomaj School Certificate from year 1924

School Certificate - Marcela Bole School Certificate 1925

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School Certificate of Marcela Bole in Italian school

School Certificate - Marcela Bole Gec School Certificate 1927

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Marcela bole School Certificate from 1927

School Certificate - Marcela Bole Gec School Certificate 1923

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Marcela bole School Certificate from 1923

Photo - Lojze Markic - Winner, First Anniversary of Baraga House

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Black and white photo

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Celebration of Baraga House Hostel

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Ist Anniversary

Photo - Baraga boys in Baraga Home, Kew

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Black and white photo

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Baraga House - Recreation room

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Gathering of young Slovenians

Photo - Vojko, T Gril, L Markic, Cveto and I Mihelj

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Black and white photo

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Gathering of friends

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Friendships

Photo - Kew, Group of Guys

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Black and white photo

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Baraga House

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Gathering of friends at Baraga House

Photo - Kew - Slavko Kregar

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Black and white photo

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On an outing

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Photo taken after Sunday Mass

Photo - Fr Basil, Boys and cook

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Black and white photo

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Gathering at Baraga House

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Friends at Baraga House relaxing in company of Fr. Basil and the cooks - Mrs Kregar and Anica (Cinc) Kregar

Photo - K Bizjak, M Abram, S. Hartman, K Strancar, S Kregar after Mass

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Black and white photo

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Relaxing after Mass

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Young Slovenians gathering in the park

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

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Friends gathering

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Building friendship

Photo - Lojze Markic: First car, 1963

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First car 1963

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Alojz Markic - owner of 1st car

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Proud moment

Photo - Midnight Mass preparations, Kew, 1963

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Black and white photo

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Preparation for Christmas midnight Mass at Baraga House

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Celebration of Christmas by Slovenians

Photo - Anica Markic-Cimerman - Championship 1963

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Championship stainless steel Trophies ( 2 ) plus photo

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Annual school sports day St Joseph's College Wangaratta.

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Sports' Day, Championship in running

Inscriptions & Markings

No 1 S.J.C.W 1963 A. Cimerman No 2 S.J.C.W 1963 Senior Championship A. Cimerman

Photo - Lojze Markic: building site

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

At the building site

Photo - Lojze Markic: A little rest

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

A little rest during work