The October issue showcases the Riječina River. The cover illustrations feature the work of designer Diana Sokolić and potter Adam Dworski. Theodor de Canziani tells of the history of this short river and the Port city of Rijeka where it meets the Adriatic Sea.
Drawing on a trove of original documents the book delves into the 55-year history of the Dalmacija-Sydney Croatian Club and looks at the contributions it and Australians with ancestral roots in Blato on the island of Korčula have made to Australia and to their ancestral Croatian homeland.
Following a successful showing in the Czech capital of Prague an exhibition featuring Stjepan Radić opened on 6 September at the new city hall building in city of Brno. The exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of this Croatian statesman.
The gathering is organised by the “2 9 2” section of the Rešetari Culture and Literary Association and enjoys the support of its chief sponsor the State Office for Croats Abroad and the co-organisers, the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Rešetari municipality. Forty poets took part in the event in person, joined by poetry buffs from 35 countries via video links.
Scholar, businessman, politician, diplomat, writer and honorary Croatian consul in Venezuela Zdravko Sančević passed away in Caracas in his ninetieth year. Sančević lived in Croatia from 1931 to 1945 and from 1991 to 1999. He spent most of his life, 68 years, abroad, active among our diaspora, and saw his dreams of an independent and free Croatia achieved.
The president of the Croatian Community organisation of Trieste Gian Carlo Damir Murković presented the donation to the head of the HGSS Josip Granić and his closest aids at a ceremony at the HGSS headquarters in Zagreb.
“The Traditional Garb of the Croatian Minority Enclaves and Majority Peoples of the Southeast of Europe” is a project jointly run by the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF and the Museums of Dubrovnik, with the support of the Stećak association for the preservation and promotion of traditional culture in Bosnia-Herzegovina. An event at the former Rupe granary from 23 to 30 September also celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the CHF and will feature an exhibition and symposium.
Obuljen Koržinek presented a pair of prominent platforms promoting Croatian culture. The first is the Croatian Literature website, created to promote Croatian writers to foreign audiences. The second, Filming in Croatia, offers an incentive programme to promote our country as a venue for foreign movie and television location shooting.
Don Quixote on Fifth Avenue offers a selection taken from Bilosnić’s previously published collections of poetry: Pred zavjesama (“Facing the Curtains”), I društvo koje ostaje (“The Remaining Company”), Približavanje ptica (“The Birds Approacheth”), and Znaci za uzbunu (“Warning Signs”). The latest collection is bilingual, in English and Romanian, translated by Roman Karlović and the collection’s editor Daniel Dragomirescu.
The September double issue focuses on the Raša River in Istra County. This issue features a broad range of topics and events in the homeland and abroad over the past summer.