Community Talk - Migrant Voices
Location: 49 Broadway, Nedlands
Migrant Voices - representing diversity in West Australian collections
A talk by Dr Susanna Iuliano
Western Australia has a diverse population with almost one third of people born overseas. While migration has
been and continues to be predominantly from the United Kingdom, WA has a history of migration from many parts
of the world. In this talk, historian and librarian Susanna Iuliano explores how this diversity has been represented in
Western Australian collections and how migrant stories, photographs and objects have been used to shape
understandings of multi-cultural society.
Susanna Iuliano is a Senior Librarian who currently manages the local history collection for the City of Vincent.
She formerly worked at the State Library as Battye Historian (Special Projects) and was an ARC post-doctoral
research fellow at UWA on the ‘Italian Lives’ project which documented the history of Italian migration to Western
Australia. She has published three books on Italian migrant history: Vite Italiane (2010) which was awarded the
Premier’s Book Award for WA History in 2010; Fremantle’s Italians (2011) and The Blessing of the Fleet (2016).
Event information: Community Talk - Migrant Voices
Tel: 9386 3841