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Library of the Croatian Catholic Center St Nikola Tavelic

September 25, 2022

In the library of the Croatian Catholic Center St Nikola Tavelić in St Johns Park in Sydney, a meeting was held with the head of the center Fr. Petar Horvat. The library holds mostly books published in Croatia and Australia, and uses the Metel library software.

  

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Croatian Archives of Australia

September 25, 2022

On September 25th 2022, a meeting with president Vesna Žuro and members of the board of directors was held in the premises of the Croatian Archives of Australia. Consul General of Croatia in Sydney Ivica Glasnović also attended the meeting. At the meeting, it was agreed on the continuation of cooperation related to the creation of websites and digitization.

   

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National Archives of Australia in Canberra

September 22, 2022

From 20 to 21 September 2022, research was carried out at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra, with the help of Renata Dyer from the Parliamentary Library in Canberra. Documents related to Croatian newspapers published during and immediately after the Second World War were reviewed. Valuable sources were found, important for research in the field of information science (eg. research on editorial policies and state censorship), but also for research in other fields such as history, political science and sociology. In addition to the documents, some issues of publications that are not available anywhere else were found, and one title was discovered that is not mentioned in the literature nor is it available in library collections.

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Reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Canberra

September 21, 2022

On September 21st 2022, a working meeting was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Canberra with Her Excellency Betty Pavelich, the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Sandra Tvrtković also attended the meeting.

  

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Croatian Studies Centre at the Macquarie University

September 19, 2022

On September 19, 2022, a meeting was held with Jasna Novak Milić, the head of Croatian Studies at the Department of Media, Communication, Creative Arts, Languages and Literature of Macquarie University in Sydney. The meeting was also attended by Danijel Džino, lecturer at the Department of History and Archeology of the same university. After the meeting, the collection of the library of the Center of Croatian Studies was searched and valuable publications published in Australia and unavailable in other libraries were found. The publications are mostly published in small editions and by authors. 

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Croatian Catholic Centers Blacktown and Summer Hill

September 16, 2022

In the Croatian Catholic Centers Blacktown and Summer Hill in Sydney, research was conducted on the publications that these centers published or are still publishing. Publications that are not available in Croatian libraries were found and included in the bibliography. Contacts were made and further cooperation was agreed upon.

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State Library Queensland and State Library New South Wales

September 14, 2022

During visits to the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane and the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, catalogues were searched as well as collections related to immigration to Australia.

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Western Sydney University

September 9, 2022

At Western Sydney University, on September 8, 2022, the Croatian Emigrant Press project was presented to the university employees and members of the AUS-NZ Croatian Women in Leadership organization.

  

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Meeting with Chargé d’Affairs of the Australian Embassy in Zagreb

September 2, 2022

At a meeting with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Australian Embassy in Zagreb, Andre Biggi, on September 1, 2022, we discussed the Croatian Emigrant Press project and possible future collaborations between Croatian and Australian institutions and individuals.

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Croatian Cultural Society in Wellington

August 27, 2022

Maja Krtalić from the Croatian Cultural Society in Wellington organized, on August 27, 2022, a lecture by Ivana Hebrang Grgić and Ana Barbarić titled Printed word: a priceless witness to the history of Croats in New Zealand.

 

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