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.
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 panel presenting the bilingual edition of the novel Anđeo featured writer Anita Martinac, CHF board of directors president Milan Kovač, Sanja Pažin of publisher Kerigma-Pia, the book’s reviewer Anto Pranjkić, and Ms Pejaković.
The final event saw participants from eleven countries in other parts of Europe and overseas showcase their inspired puppetry and dramatic arts performances, film and journalism production, and very successful artwork.
Young Task Force Participants in Croatia to Learn, Have Fun and Clean Up Seven Beachfronts in Ližnjan
At the final evening the gathered viewed a documentary and a sketch by the participants showcasing the outcome of the Croatian language and heritage workshop. The participants are people with ancestry in Croatia that travelled here from Mongolia, Bolivia, Argentina, Italy and France, and participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
A special commendation and Domovnica prize sculpture for fifteen years of sponsorship was presented to the Croatian Heritage Foundation, and to the Croatian general consulate in Stuttgart and general consul Ivan Sablić for the many years of support for the Večernji List daily newspaper’s annual promotional event.
Eduard R. Antonich has dedicated his work, co-published in Zagreb by AGM and the Croatian Heritage Foundation, to his grandfather and grandmother Maks and Marija, from whom he gained his love of Croatia.
The Croatian Heritage Foundation hosted a concert at the national theatre building in Zagreb to mark seven decades of its work with the Croatian diaspora, our minority enclaves abroad, and with the Croatians of neighbouring Bosnia-Herzegovina. With its many long-standing and new programmes and events, the CHF continues to promote our culture, and preserve our traditions, heritage and language among Croatian communities abroad.
The men’s and women’s costumes on exhibit from the collection of Zagreb’s Folk Costume Loan and Workshop, and the photographic images, present the variations of Croatian folk garb present in modern Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czechia, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, Serbia and Romania.