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the Co.As.It. Italian Family History Group


Guest Speaker: Francesca Musico Rullo Teacher/Academic/Historian 26 September


TOPIC: World War II and Australia’s Italians – Internment, the Home Front and Finding Your Family’s Story!

Come hear Francesca speak about:

· Italian internment during World War II in Australia and the experiences of Italian Australians on the home front

· The story of her grandfathers and their differing experiences in Australia during World War II as featured in the new book by Mia Spizzica, Hidden Lives – War, Internment and Australia’s Italians (Interactive Publications)

· How to find records about your family’s internment or wartime experience.

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Welcome to 2018.

We are planning an exciting program of events for this year and will keep you posted.

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Photo Gallery – Event Speakers

Roberto Giunta - guest speaker 2012 Dominic Arrivolo on screen Dr Lucia Barbera _ IFHG event 23 March 2016 (c) Dr Lucia Barbera _ IFHG event 23 March 2016 (f) Dr Lucia Barbera _ IFHG event 23 March 2016 (h) Felice Montrone (CHAIRMAN of The Padre Atanasio Gonelli OFM Cap Chairitable Fund’ FATHER JOHN COOPER (guest speaker) and ART PHILLIPS (Chairman IFHG) 5 ART PHILLIPS (Chairman IFHG) Fabian Lo Schiavo giving his presentation at the State Library of NSW

Photo Gallery – Other

‘So, you said what…….. what happened to all the cash’…? Joe Avati, comedian, actor & producer – the IFHG October 2014 guest speaker (right), and Art Phillips (Arturo DiFilippo), IFHG Chairman. Thank you presenetaion and cake for Dominic Arrivolo at La Giara Ristorante 27 Nov 2013 IFHG, 2014 Committee SAM_1302.jpg SAM_1234.jpg IFHG AGM Lunch_9 Nov 2013 IFHG AGM Lunch  9 Nov 2013 Dominic Arrivolo receiving certificate of achievement in 2013 from Co.As.It, and the IFHG - Pina Leyland presenting


'As featured in the March/April edition of Italianicious'.

Getting Started with your Family Tree

Check out our ANCESTRY tab above to start the exciting journey of discovering your Italian heritage. Also Ancestry.com provides an excellent Family Tree creator which can be found at http://trees.ancestry.com.au/


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Co.As.It. is proud of its over 40 years of service to the Italian-Australian community. Co.As.It. was established in 1968 to fulfil two distinct aims: to promote the Italian language and culture in NSW and to assist the growing number of migrants arriving from Italy. Since this time Co.As.It. has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Being true to our initial objectives, we have continued to expand services in the areas of education and community services. Co.As.It. provides Italian language classes to adults and children both during and after school, Italian language resources via our Italian Multimedia Resource Centre, Bilingual storytime for children, customised Italian language classes for business, language certification and professional development opportunities for teachers. In the community services area, Co.As.It. provides aged care services and a wide range of community services, from youth and family to mental health, to problem gambling to many more. Finally, Co.As.It. fully owns and operates an Independent primary school, the Italian Bilingual School where the NSW curriculum is delivered both in Italian and English. Browse our website, Co.As.It.org.au to discover the many services Co.As.It. can provide you, your family and your business.