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2005

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Series

University of Wollongong

Internment

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Enemy Aliens: Gli Italoaustraliani E Il Secondo Conflitto Mondiale, Gaetano Rando Nov 2005

Enemy Aliens: Gli Italoaustraliani E Il Secondo Conflitto Mondiale, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

L’entrata in guerra dell’Italia rese molto problematica l’esistenza della comunità italoaustraliana che negli anni ’30 annoverava oltre 30000 unità ed era diventata la più numerosa collettività nonangloceltica del quinto continente. Le autorità australiane, ritenendo la presenza di tanti non-britannici una grave minaccia potenziale alla sicurezza della nazione, rinchiusero 4727 Italoaustraliani, quasi tutti uomini, in appositi campi di internamento indipendentemente dai titoli di cittadinanza o dalla fede politica. Quale conseguenza le donne e i bambini furono lasciati allo sbaraglio in un ambiente palesemente ostile, fascisti convinti e attivisti antifascisti furono rinchiusi nello stesso campo talvolta con esiti devastanti ...


Tales Of Internment: The Story Of Andrea La Macchia, Gaetano Rando Jan 2005

Tales Of Internment: The Story Of Andrea La Macchia, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Relates the plight of one Italian migrant, Andrea La Macchia, who arrived in Australia in 1940 only to be caught up in the events following Italy's entry into the war by being interned for nearly three years. His story is placed in the general context of the internment experience.


Italo-Australians During The Second World War: Some Perceptions Of Internment, Gitano Rando Jan 2005

Italo-Australians During The Second World War: Some Perceptions Of Internment, Gitano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The entry of Italy into the second world war brought considerable disruption to the over thirty thousand strong Italian Australian community whose presence was seen by the Australian authorities as a serious potential threat to national security. About 4,700 mainly male Italian Australians were incarcerated in internment camps while women and children were left to fend for themselves in a highly hostile environment. Although a significant social-historical phenomenon, very few and at best highly partial studies (such as Bosworth and Ugolini 1992, Cresciani 1993, Martinuzzi O’Brien 1993, 2002, in press) have been produced on the subject. Many Italian ...