Today in Italy it’s bank holiday. We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Italy Unification. Living in Australia it seems that people here are more busy with St.Patrick’s day but I know it’s not true. Italian is the second spoken language in Australia so at least 354000 people are celebrating at home.
Few weeks ago I went to the Public Library in Perth and there was a very interesting exhibition on Italian immigrants to Western Australia. It was based on “Vite Italiane” a book written by Susanna Iuliano and I want to put the words on the back cover here to remind who Italians are and how proud we must be.
Western Australia’s cultural, political, economic and social character owes a huge debt to its Italian migrants. Since the 1880s, Italians have enriched the state with their hard work, traditions and culture.