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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.

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

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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

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

Rome, photo - Rome 1960, M Krsevan, L Markic, F Saule, R Koloini, K Strancar, Florjan, D Ziberna and I Mihelj

Key words

slovenians visiting rome
slovenian association melbourne

Black and white photo of a group of Slovenian refugees from Latina on a visit to Rome. Miro Krsevan, Alojz Markic, Franc Savle, Rudi Koloini, Karlo Strancar, Florijan Vidmar , Darjo Ziberna and Ivo Mihelj

Historical information

A group of Slovenian friends on a sightseeing trip from refugee camp Latina to the eternal city of ROME

Significance

Refugees to Italy, Slovenian riends exploring Rome

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

badge of slovenian association melbourne
establishment date

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - After the Mass - After Slovenian Mass at Bunley

Key words

slovenian mass

Black and white photo of the Slovenians after Slovenian Mass in church at Burnley.

Inscriptions & Markings

The photo was inappropriately folded at some stage and is damaged

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Staying behind, photo - Staying behind, 1960

Key words

slovenians
slovenian association melbourne

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Note book

Inscriptions & Markings

Marcelina Gec

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

lace pillowcases
slovenian association melbourne
dowry
lace inserts

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)

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Invitation to the Winter Dance - Invitation to the Snežak - Zimski junak - the Snowman, the Winter Hero Dance 1957

Key words

winter slovenian dance
slovenian club melbourne
slovenian music

Slovenians love to dance in Winter, or in the heat of the Summer. The invitation invites Slovenians to a Winter Dance on Saturday, August 10, 1957 at the Prahran Town Hall, Melbourne.

Historical information

The happy Slovenian can find any reason to dance, sing and enjoy Slovenian music. For occasions they were very quite innovative and used every opportunity to get together and speak in their bellowed Slovenian language, meet friends, some who met life partners.

Significance

The innovative design of the Winter theme

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand lettered and decorated title of the dance

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Fr Basil and volleyball team

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Embroidered emblem - Slovenian Association Melbourne Hunters and Anglers emblem

Key words

emblem
slovenian association melbourne
hunters and anglers

Embroidered emblem of the HUnters and Anglers section of the Slovenian Association Melbourne, worn on their dark green uniform for competitions and parades

Inscriptions & Markings

SDM - Slovenian Association Melbourne LRD - Hunters and Anglers Group

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

slovenian men in italian army
slovenia under italy
ethiopia
slovenian association melbourne
wwii

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.

Historical information

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.

Significance

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

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

Photo of Library opening - Opening of updated library of Slovenian Association melbourne

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
library

Colour photo of the official guest opening the newly organised Library of Slovenian and other books at the Slovenian Association Melbourne

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Crochet collar - Neva Roeder-Bole, Crochet collar

Key words

crochet
craft
bole

Crochet round collar

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

On board Flaminia, L Markic, photo - On board Flaminia, L Markic

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Colour photo - Slovenian Association melbourne Hunters and Anglers section Perpetual Trophy

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
hunters and anglers
trophy

Colour photo of the celebration of winning the Perpetual trophy for air rifle shooting competiotion among the Slovenian Hunters group in Victoria. First Row: Stan Prosenak,Stefan Baligac, Tone Knap, Franc Arnus, unknown, Marijan Preloznik, Joze Golenko, Viktor Lampe, Martin Adamic Second row:Tilio Udovic, Valter Prosenak. On stage: Frank Fekonja, Slavko Licen.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

35th Anniversary badge - Slovenian Association Melbourne 35th Anniversary badge - Linden leaf

Key words

badge
slovenian association melbourne
35th anniversary
linden leaf

Slovenian Association Melbourne - 35th Anniversary badge in the shape of a Linden leaf, an old Slovenian symbolic tree. The linden tree is a tree of friendship, love and loyalty. During the period of the Slovenian national awakening and the Slovenian people's increasing national awareness, the linden tree became one of the symbols of the Slovenian nation.

Inscriptions & Markings

Slovensko društvo Melbourne 35 - 1954 - 1989 Slovenian Association

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

slovenian gathering

Black and white photo

Historical information

Relaxing after Mass

Significance

Young Slovenians gathering in the park

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

drawing - Marcela Bole - drawing cherries 1923

Key words

marcela bole
cherries
drawing
slovenian association melbourne

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Moomba float 1980

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
moomba
1980

Colour photo of the Moomba float, a winning entry

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Lojze Markic: building site

At the building site

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo Red Cross presentation of donation - Helen Trinnick presenting the Slovenian Association Melbourne donation

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
donation
red cross

Black and white photo of Helen Trinnick presenting Sir Ruper Hamer with the donation to Red Cross by the Slovenian Association Melbourne in

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Matija and Marija Cimerman, photo - Matija and Marija Cimerman

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

photo - M Cimerman, Marija Cimerman and Anica Markic

Key words

slovenians at a party
slovenian association melbourne

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo of Slovenian migrants arriving to Port Melbourne - President of Slovenian Club Melbourne welcoming Slovenian migrants at Port Melbourne in 1956

Key words

slovenian migrants
port melbourne
president zlatko verbic
slovenian language
migrants
trauma

Black and white photo of the President Zlatko Verbič welcoming Slovenian migrants at Port Melbourne. The Slovenian Club welcomed as many migrants arriving as possible to make their stay in Australia more friendly and homely.

Historical information

The photo was taken at either Station or Princes Pier in Port Melbourne. President Verbič talked to the migrants in Slovenian language making them welcomed and helping them to overcome the trauma of leaving behind parents, relatives and friends

Significance

For Slovenians the meeting of another Slovenian in a foreign land is very significant, especially with the promise of help and understanding

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

marcela bole
slovenian poet
slovenian association melbourne
slovenia under italy

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

Historical information

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Invitation to a dance - Jurjevanje - St George celebration 1955

Key words

jurjevanje
st george celebration dance
spring in slovenia

Historical information

Jurjevanje is a custom in Slovenia, when in Spring the celebration of the victory over the Winter brings people to the fields. A man is covered in greenery of the newly grown green leaves of birches, especially in the region Bela Krajina. The man hops around in the field, bringing hope for the good harvest.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Princes Pier, photo - Princes Pier, 1962, Station Pier at the back, L Markic, Mirko Cuderman, Joze Z

Key words

slovenian man

black and white photo Outing to Princess Pier in Melbourne 1962: Lojze Markic, Mirko Cuderman and Joze Zuzek

Historical information

Friends on an outing to Station Pier in 1962, Port Melbourne

Significance

Friendship building

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