No Need to be Afraid: Italian Settlers in South Australia Between 1839 and the Second World War
This history of Italian settlers in South Australia tells of their efforts to gain the right to work in the face of the fears of the Anglo-Saxon of threats to jobs, and lifestyle. Discusses topics such as fascism, antifascism, WWII and internment. Includes references, a bibliography and an index. The author is senior lecturer in Italian at Flinders University. His publications include 'History of Italian and English Bilingual Dictionaries.'.
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This was a brilliant book.I found this book at Adelaide Library and after a quick perusal it was in my interest to borrow. Unfortunately I was told this was not possible as it was the only copy available. I had been searching for a relative who it was believed travelled to Australia from Austria in 1874 and by 1888 had settled in Port Lincoln and married a local woman. I was very interested as to why this particular person told the lie of having been born in Aland Isles Scandinavia. After reading this book it was evident that being an Italian was not something that would be easily divulged, as their social status was at the bottom rung of the ladder. I was rapt to see a listing of Italian persons who had applied for Naturalisation and it was within this book that I became aware of another person of interest. I was lucky enough to purchase a copy of this book from Gould Genealogy and it was money worth spent!! I highly recommend it to anyone seeking information regarding Italians in South Australia.