Early map of the Pacific Ocean
Map courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. G9230

Dall'Altra parte del mondo (To the other side of the world)

FreeCentral Auckland

Sunday 14 October, 2pm-2.45pm + Q and A time


The Blockhouse

Jellicoe Park (Entrance by Grey St), Onehunga

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No bookings required

Spaces limited to a maximum of 40 people



Event details

Giuseppe Gallina presents an illustrated talk about New Zealand's Italian community, describing the type of immigrants, when they came, where they settled, what they did and the problems they faced.

The story begins with the links between the Italian people and the sea, and the reasons they left their homeland. It then moves to the immigrants themselves, including the first arrival: a Venetian sailor who came with James Cook on the Endeavour in 1769.

Giuseppe sums up with statistics on Italian immigration up to recent years and a brief overview of how the community evolved.

He will be happy to answer questions after the talk.

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