Australia

Lipa Club On The Gold Coast Celebrates 25 Years

Dr Tony Lenko is the president of Lipa Club on the Gold Coast in Australia, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016. Tony also reminisces about that historic time 25 years ago when Slovenia declared its independence. Please listen to conversation below.     Source: Lenti Lenko | Radio SBS, Slovenian Program

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Draga Gelt – From Dreams To Reality

Draga Gelt OAM, active within Melbourne’s Slovenian community was heavily involved in the movement for Slovenian Independence in Australia in the early 1990s. In 2011, she wrote a book, ‘From Dreams To Reality‘ which is a chronicle of the activities of Australian Slovenians during the movement for Slovenian independence in the early 1990s. Draga is a very proud and patriotic ...

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Today’s Slovenes Around the World

The second half of the 19th century marked the first of multiple major waves immigration of Slovenes to foreign countries.   This translated to approximately a half-million people who left Slovenia for both economic and political reasons.  Today Slovenes and their descendants can be found scattered around the globe with major concentrations throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and Australia. How ...

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Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians by Katarina Vrisk

Slovenian Australian community is richer for another valuable record of creativity of its people. Katarina Vrisk spent six years researching, conducting interviews and writing Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which brings an excellent overview of the rich musical activity in the community in the last sixty years and recognizes the achievement of a few outstanding musicians of Slovenian background. The book launch ...

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Folkloric Reunion And Book Launch at Triglav Club in Sydney

Peter Krope, president of Triglav Club in Sydney invites to attend their Folkloric reunion and the Sydney book launch of the Anthology of Slovenian Musicians in Australia, which will take place on Sunday, March 20th. Listen below. Presentation of a new book Anthology of Slovenian Australian Musicians which is the culmination of six years research about the musicians of Slovenian ...

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New Website Promotes Slovenian Community in Australia

Draga Gelt OAM is working on a website ‘Slovenians In Australia‘ that promotes the Slovenian Community in Australia. She spoke with Lenti Lenko on radio SBS, about this massive project which aims to give an online presence to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations of Australian Slovenians. Website Link: http://sloveniansinaustralia.com.au/ Source: Radio SBS | Lenti Lenko

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A Revival of Slovenian Language Lessons in Australia

The Australian State of Queensland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Slovenian emigrants, who, because of their desire for rapid assimilation into their new environment, often lose contact with Slovenian culture. Slovene language is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the Slovenian identity. Nevertheless, there have been no organized Slovene language classes in Queensland for decades. With a desire to fill ...

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News From Australia: What kind of year was 2015?

Overview of 2015, from Slovenian Radio Program on Radio SBS, Australia. Many events, some happy and others not so much, filled the news bulletins from around the world, in Australia and of course, within their Slovenian community in Australia. Please listen to their Slovenian program below.   Source: Radio SBS | Slovenian Program

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