Australian Slovenian Society TIVOLI, Newcastle Inc

Avstralsko slovensko društvo Tivoli Newcastle

First meetings of Slovenians in Newcastle began partly due to the initiative of Slovenian priests, who were already active in Sydney in 1953 - 1954. There were first Slovenian masses offered in Australian churches and first social gatherings. The invitation of the Sydney Drama Group “Soca, as it was called then, led to further plans. The Committee began to organize dances and social events and to collect funds. On 4 April 1959 the club was established under the English name AUSTRALIAN SLOVENIAN ASSOCIATION “TIVOLI”. Its expressed aims were: to bring together Slovenian migrants in Newcastle and environment; to assist members who were in difficulties due to illness; to provide help to Slovenes, who had difficulty with English language; to provide advice to newly arrived Slovenian settlers; to provide support to unemployed compatriots; to collect funds for building of Slovenian House and hall, and to organize entertainment and recreation.

Australian Slovenian Society TIVOLI, Newcastle Inc.
7 Charles Street
Tel: 02 4954 8619
President: Maria Grosman

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