1st published in 2012
The contemporary book brings to life the history of Sardinian immigration in Victoria, particularly Melbourne. Pino Bosi pens the Sard-Australian story based on interviews conducted by Dr Saverio Minutolo and includes collaboration with Prof Aldo Aledda, a Sardinian historian. Written both in English and Italian, it divulges the circumstances as to why Sardinian people would chose to leave "the most hospitable and quite resort in the Mediterranean" to make their home in a young new country, Australia.
With 53 interviews it captures the original family stories of the Sardinian settlers (written in Italian) as well as and the proud history of the Sardinian Cultural Association (written in English).
Retailing AU$25 (inclusive of GST) plus $10 for postage in Australian, The book can be purchased by contacting:
The Secretary, SCA
P.O. Box 132, Heidelberg Vic. 3084
Phone (03) 9458 2614
The Secretary, IAI
P.O. Box 8280, Northland Vic. 3072
Phone: (03) 8480 0400
The Publisher: The Italian Australian Institute (IAI) is a non-profit organisation, supported by the co-operation between the Grollo Ruzzene Foundation and La Trobe University. Its charter states its main aim is to research and study every aspect of the Italian presence in Australia.