Friday, May 8, 2009

AHD Hercegovina raise $30,000 for construction of church in Rodoc near Mostar

On the 3rd of May in the Croatian Catholic Centre in Sunshine, Melbourne a humanitarian lunch was organised by AHD Hercegovina organisation. $30,000 was raised to assist in the construction of the church Sv. Ivan Krstitelj in Rodoc near Mostar. The parish of Rodoc has 3,000 souls and with the assistance of Croats at home and the diaspora will obtain the necessary funds for the construction of their church.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Street names with a Croatian flavour

There are a number of streets in Australia with a Croatian flavour. In Sydney and Melbourne we find streets named Croatia Place. In Sydney there is also a Croatia Avenue. In Sydney is found Dalmatia Street and Dalmatia Avenue. Melbourne has Adriatic Circuit and Zagreb Circuit. Other street names in Sydney include Bosnjak Avenue, Zagreb Place and Markovina Street.

If you know of any other street names in Australia with a Croatian flavour please leave us your comments.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Australian premiere of the documentary "Searching for a storm"

"Searching for a storm" a documentary on General Ante Gotovina will premiere in the following locations throughout Australia

Croatian Dom Footscray Friday 8 May 7.30 pm
Croatian Club King Tomislav Friday 15 May 2009 6.30pm
Croatian Club Sydney at Punchbowl Friday 22 May 2009 7.30 pm.
O Connor Dom in Canberra Saturday 9 May 7pm
Croatian Sports Centre Adelaide 10 May 5 pm
Croatian Community Centre Brisbane Sunday 10 May 2 pm
Australian Croatian Association Geelong Sunday 10 May 6.30 pm
Gold Coast Dom Friday 8 May 7 pm
Croatian Community Centre Freemantle Friday 8 May 7 pm

Searching for a Storm screenings

Croatian artists sculpture "Australian Farmer" unveiled

Wudinna a small Eyre Highway town of about 600 people, 570 kilometres north-west of Adelaide a granite sculpture has been carved by Croatian artist Marijan Bekic and his son David. The "Australian Farmer" represents the commitment and spirit of rural people. The sculpture was unveiled on the 16th of April, 2009.

Sculptor Marijan Bekic
"Australian Farmer" sculpture

Australian Croatian Club Wodonga celebrates 50th anniversary

Australian Croatian Club Wodonga celebrates its 50th anniversary on the 25th of April 2009.

Club milestone ready to party
Croatian Club Wodonga 50th anniversary

Australian Croatian Club O'Connor celebrating 40th anniversary

Tha Australian Croatian Club O'Connor in Canberra celebrated its 40th anniversary between the 24th - 26th of April 2009.

40th anniversary brochure

Croatian Easter traditions

Easter is a significant religious period during the year for Croatians around the world filled with many traditions. Below are Croatian traditions followed in the diaspora.

Easter in Croatia
Easter traditions in Croatia
Hrvatski Uskrsni obicaji
Pisanica - a decorated Easter egg