the italian flag painted on the wall

The Co.As.It. Italian Family History Group Chairman Chris Iacono & his 
Committee invite you to attend the next event

 Guest Speaker
“Bob the Memory Man”
Oral Historian & Story-teller

Date:Wednesday 27 June 2018
Time: 6:45 pm for 7.15 pm start
Venue: The Italian Forum Cultural Centre, Studio 2 & 3
23 Norton St, Leichhardt
(entry via internal stairs or external elevator from Ground floor to  Level 1)

Bob Mitchell‘s first interview was in 1996, a very personal one which captured the memories of a dying father. The oral recordings led to a book ‘Scone Larrikin’, which was both self published and published by the NSW branch of the Oral History Association Of Australia (OHAA) in 1997.

Come and hear Bob speak about…

  • His personal story about how he got started doing life stories, family history and reminiscence with seniors
  • Two Italian life stories: (1) John Casacelli and (2) Vince Oliveri
  • His reminiscence work using the five senses to trigger memories
  • His life story books ‘Scone Larrikin’ and ‘1001 Questions for Life Stories’ (the latter will be available for purchase at $29.95)

Entry $5 ~ No bookings required ~ Please register at front desk on arrival

Please join us at La Giara Café Restaurant in the Italian Forum after Bob’s talk. (Refreshments at your own cost.)
Subsidised Parking available in the Italian Forum Carpark.  Validate your ticket at Cultural Centre front desk.
Contact Pina Leyland at Co.As.It. for more information. Tel: 02 9564 0744 or email

Please note: This event will be filmed