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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

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

Contact

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.

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

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Crochet doily, 1959 - Neva Roeder-Bole, Crochet doily, 1959

Key words

crochet
craft
bole

A white crochet doily from 1959

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

slovenia
slovenian association melbourne

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Invitation - Invitation to the Boxing Day Cultural performance in 1960

Key words

invitation
cultural performance

Invitation to the Cultural performance on Boxing Day in 1960, organised by the Slovenian Club Melbourne. The venue: St Brigid's Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Significance

Performance by the Drama Group

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand drawn symbolic presentation

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

box made of postcards
romantic cards
blanket stitch
jewelery box
šatulja
italian postcards
slovenian association melbourne

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

School Certificate - Marcela Bole Gec School Certificate 1927

Marcela bole School Certificate from 1927

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

invitation - SAM 30th Anniversary program 1984

Key words

invitation
anniversary
slovenian association melbourne
1984

white red and blue folded flayer

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Invitation to the May Dance 1956 - Invitation to the May Evening Dance - Majski večer in 1956

Key words

slovenian may evening dance
prahran town hall slovenian dance
slovenian club melbourne

Slovenians love to dance and they organised dances for different occasions, among them the May Evening Dance. The invitation was to the dance at the Prahran Town Hall, Greville Street, starting at 7pm on Saturday, May 12, 1956

Historical information

The Slovenians loved to organised dances for various occasions and May Evening was another one. The invitation clearly states the venue, date and time of the function in both languages: Slovenian and English.

Inscriptions & Markings

typeset and printed invitation

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo of a ladies game - Ladies competing in a sack race at Slovenian picnic in 1962 at Wandin East.

Key words

slovenian picnic
wandin east
competition
1962

Black and white photograph of a Slovenian picnic ladies sack race at Wandin East in 1962.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

floral pattern - Marcela bole floral pattern of primulas

Key words

floral pattern
primula
marcela bole

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Presentation of the Key to the new Slovenski Dom - Slovenian Centre in 1960

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
key
presentation

Black and white photo of the ceremony of presenting the key to the newly aquired Slovenski Dom - Slovenian Centre in Carlton in 1960. The President Vinko Molan, left, is being presented with the key by Marjan Oppelt, Marjan Lauko at the back and ? holding the pillow

Historical information

Slovenian (Club) Association Melbourne first home in Carlton 1960 symbolic presentation of the key to the then president.

Inscriptions & Markings

Significant event in Slovenian history in Australia

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Metal medallion - SAM Foundation Member Medallion

Key words

foundation members
slovenian association melbourne
medallion

Historical information

Slovenian Association melbourne presented medallions to all of the Foundation members

Significance

It was an honour to be a Foundation member of the cultural, sporting and social association

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

painting - Marcela Bole - forest 1925

Key words

marcela bole
painting
forest

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Slovenian picnic, photo - Slovenian picnic at Emerald, Joze, Miro, Karlo, Joze, Livio, Karlo, Lojze

Key words

slovenian picnic at emerald
slovenian association melbourne

Black and white photo of a Slovenians at a Picnic organized by Slovenian Association Melbourne at Emerald. Joze ? , Miro Krsevan, Karlo Strancar, Joze Zuzek, Livio Novak, Karlo Bizjak, Lojze Markic

Historical information

A group of Slovenians attending Slovenian picnic at Emerald early 1960s

Significance

Social event, Slovenians at a Slovenian picnic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica - relatives photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Monument - Monument - In Memory - Slovenian Association Melbourne

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
monument

Monument to the deceased members at the Slovenian Association Melbourne

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

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Anica grandparents photo

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

white embroidery - Neva Roeder-Bole, white school embroidery, 1954

White embroidery on apricot linen, school work from Opcine school, near Trieste in 1954

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Maths note book - M. Bole: Maths note book, 1922

Note book

Inscriptions & Markings

Marcelina Gec

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo of a gathering after a Mass - Slovenians gathered for the Slovenian Mass in Australian church in 50s

Key words

slovenian mass

Slovenian Mass was offered to Slovenians only at special occasions in the early 50s for there was no priest stationed in Melbourne until 1956. They sang Slovenian hymns, met new friends and spoke in Slovenian language. This mass occurred in Clifton Hill.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Anica Markic-Cimerman - Championship 1963

Key words

anne markic
championship in running

Championship stainless steel Trophies ( 2 ) plus photo

Historical information

Annual school sports day St Joseph's College Wangaratta.

Significance

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Metal badge - Slovenian Association Melbourne 40th Anniversary badge

Key words

badge
značka
slovenian associoation melbourne
40th anniversary

Slovenian Association Melbourne 40th Anniversary badge, značka

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Ready - Slovenians ready to go to Australia, Sept 1960

Key words

immigration

Black and white photo

Historical information

Slovenians on the move to a new country

Significance

Moving on

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Christmas celebration at Baraga House, photo - Christmas celebration at Baraga House

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo Hunters lodge opening - Photo of the HUnters Lodge opening by Janez Zemljic

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
hunters lodge
hunters and anglers

Photo depicting official opening of the Hunters Lodge by Janez Zemlic, the leader of the group and Frank Jelovcan.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

White badge - Slovenian Association Melbourne Opening Research-Eltham centre celebration badge 1978

Key words

badge
slovenian association melbourne
1978

The Celebration badge issued at the Official Opening of the new Slovenian Association Melbourne Centre at Research - Eltham in 1978, a proud moment for all the Associations members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gold lettering on white background: SAM October 1978 at the time of the opening of the Eltham centre

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Page from Vestnik - Vestnik, First Miss Slovenia in May 1964

Key words

vestnik
messenger
miss slovenia
1964

Page from Vestnik, May 1964, introducing the first Slovenian Miss Slovenia in Australia, Miss Danila Bole now Stolfo.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Departure from Camp Latina, photo - Departure from camp Latina, Sept 1960, D Ziberna, M Krsevan, L Markic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Crossing the Equator, 1960, photo - Crossing the Equator, 1960

Key words

immigration
ceremony

Black and white photo

Historical information

Crossing the Equator

Significance

Ceremony held aboard the ship crossing the equator

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research