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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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Photo - Family Bole, 1956, Pascoe Vale

Key words

slovenian family bole
slovenian association melbourne

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

Historical information

First year in Australia

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Honorary Receipt for a Donation - Honorary Receipt for a Donation for Slovenian Dom

Key words

honorary receipt
1957
slovenian club melbourne

Honorary Receipt for a Donation or a Loan to the Slovenian Club Melbourne for its Building Fund in 1957, signed by M. Lauko

Historical information

The members and non-members of the Slovenian Club Melbourne collected money for the purchase of the Slovenski Dom. The fundraising began in 1957.

Significance

The receipt has donors address, signature of the collector and date

Inscriptions & Markings

A promise to donate with the donators address, date and collectors signature

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Ready to depart, photo - Ready to depart, 1960

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Mt Macedon picnic - Slovenian picnic at Mt Macedon in 1959

Key words

slovenian club melbourne
slovenian association melbourne
slovenian picnic
mt macedon

Slovenians love gatherings and picnics. In 1959 buses took Slovenians to Mt Macedon, where they had a picnic with traditional Slovenian foods, game of volleyball, singing and having conversation in Slovenian language as well as meeting new friends

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Bridal crochet gifts - Marcela Bole Bridal crochet gifts

Key words

bridal ornament
crochet
shoe
bell

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Marcela Bole in 1933, centre

Key words

marcela gec-bole
slovenia
slovenian association melbourne

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

Historical information

Young ladies in 1933

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

Key words

slovenians in latina
slovenian association melbourne

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Cimerman family photo with Stella - Matija and Marija Cimerman, and (Stanka) Stella

Black and white photo

Historical information

Cimerman family on the way to Australia

Significance

Sailing to Australia

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo - Childrens' playground at Slovenian Association Melbourne

Key words

slovenian association melbourne
children's playground

Colour photo of childrens' playground at the Slovenian Association melbourne

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

St Nicholas in 1959 - St Nicholas and children in 1959

Key words

slovenian st nicholas
slovenian tradition
angels
devils
angeli
parkelji

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

bagde
slovenian association melbourne
30th anniversary

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Photo of cultural group - Participants of the Slovenian Cultural Evening in 1958

Key words

slovenian cultural evening
participants
organisers
musician

Photo depicting the participants and organisers of the Slovenian Cultural Evening in 1958 with the musician

Historical information

Slovenians organised many cultural evenings for the members and wider Slovenian community in Melbourne in 1958

Significance

The values and pride - being a Slovenian

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Certificate of Recognition - Marcela Bole - Priznanje in Recognition 1999

Key words

certificate of recognition
1999
slovenian religious centre
slovenian yout concert
marcela bole
slovenian association melbourne

Certificate of Recognition for participation on the 25th Slovenian Youth Concert 1999

Historical information

Slovenian Religious centres in Australia stage annually Slovenian Youth Concerts. Participating youth and some adult participate with songs, dance, poetry and drama.

Significance

Marcela Bole participated with reading her own poetry

Inscriptions & Markings

Recognition Certificate, 2nd October 1999

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

painting - Marcela Bole - forest 1925

Key words

marcela bole
painting
forest

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

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

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

Photo of the Finale of the play Divji lovec - The Poacher - Finale photo of the play Divji lovec - The Poacher, 1968

Key words

play performance
cast
divji lovec
the poacher
1968

Black and white photo of the Finale of the play Divji lovec - The Poacher, performed in 1968. Director was Ivan Valenčič.

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Note book

Inscriptions & Markings

Marcelina Gec

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Old book - Book in Slovenian: Essays - Spisje, 1886

Key words

book
spisje

Old Slovenian book of Essays, by P. Miklavec, printed at Novo mesto in 1886. The book was donated to the HASA archive by

Inscriptions & Markings

Book is very damaged and poorly cared for with masking tape holding the fragile pages

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Certificate of Appreciation 1998 - Marcela Bole - Certificate of Appreciation 1998

Key words

marcela bole
cerfificate of appreciation
slovenian festival 1998
slovenian association melbourne

Certificate of Appreciation by the CSOV President at the occasion of the 6th Slovenian Festival 1998

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

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

Key words

family gec
marcela bole
slovenian association melbourne

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

Historical information

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

St Nicholas giving gifts to children 1958 - St Nicholas - sv Miklavž giving gifts to Slovenian children 1958

Key words

st nicholas
sv miklavž
slovenian custom
slovenian tradition

St Nicholas giving gifts to Slovenian children in a hall, accompanied by angels and devils, much feared by children. The St Nicholas was Mr

Historical information

St Nicholas is an old Christian tradition all over the world and Slovenians are very diligently keeping the tradition. The children were given presents, lollies and oranges, sometimes toys as well.

Significance

Handmade outfit for St Nicholas still in use today

Inscriptions & Markings

St Nicholas dressed in a home made outfit made by Dragica Gomizel in late 1950s.

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

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

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

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

Key words

cultural evening
orchestra

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

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

pattern - Marcela Bole Daisy ornament

Key words

marcela bole
daisies
ornament

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research

Fr Basil and volleyball team

Slovenian Association Melbourne, Research