The latest issue of Matica magazine features articles on the Croatian scholarship fund in California’s Sacramento, the retirement of CFU national president Bernard Luketich, the first ethnic Croatian to serve as a member of the Slovenian parliament, an interview with Marko Veselica and much, much more.


The fifth 2014 issue of Matica magazine was released in mid May, as usual featuring many fascinating articles from the homeland and around the world. The cover photo is of the Australian desert town of Coober Pedy, from the article on the Croatian opal miners who live there. The latest issue of Matica magazine also features articles on the Croatian scholarship fund in California’s Sacramento, the retirement of CFU national president Bernard Luketich, the first ethnic Croatian to serve as a member of the Slovenian parliament, an interview with Marko Veselica and much, much more.
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Content
CHF hosts Šime Vlahov exhibition
Dubrovnik: Croatian Catholic youth meeting
AMCA: Documents from the emigrant communities
News from the German chapter of the CWC
USA: Croatian scholarship fund anniversary
New York: Croatian children’s festival
CFU national president Luketich to retire
CHF Split: A visit to the Croatians of Chile
Slavonians pay a visit to the Croatians of Carașova
Award for Gradišće rockers
An interview with Dr Marko Veselica
Solothurn theatre troupe tours Germany
Ahead of the Croatian Emigrant Congress
St Domnius festival in Split
Australia: Ahead of the football (soccer) tournament
The opal miners of Australia’s Coober Pedy
The CHF photo album
Ivan Mažuranić postal stamp promo
Croatian mountaineering celebrates anniversary
An interview with Canada’s Josip Pavičić
The CHF time machine
Ivan Mamić – a prominent Slovenian Croatian
A book about bishop Antunović
Chile: A visit to the Croatians of Punta Arenas
Swiss handballer to play for Croatia

Text by: Hrvoje Salopek