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Title Italian Community Gathering, Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
Date c.1929
Document Type Photograph
Reference MM 5935
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Photographs
Description Members of the Wonthaggi Italian community standing in front of a wooden building.
Biographical Note / History Wonthaggi township developed during the early 20th century as a service town to house workers from the State Coal, which opened in 1910 to supply black coal to the Victorian Railways. It was part of the Powlett River coalfields.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) Australia
Places Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Italian
Keywords coal, immigrant, railway, emigration
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Copyright Museums Victoria