Contents include: First conference: The colonial experience. Regional origins of Italian immigrants. The Ticinesi in Australia. Questions for a history of Italians in the colony of Victoria. Italians in modern Australia. The Sammarchese in the 1920s and 1930s. The Italian transformation of Werribee. Attitudes to Italians between the wars. The schooling experience of Italian immigrant children in the 1950s. Film, nostalgia and Italian Australians. Symbols of Italo-Australian life. Second conference: Italian culture in 19th century Australia. Italian characters in Australian popular fiction. A history of the Italian language in Australia. School curriculum and the Italian-Australian tradition: the experience of the Catholic Education Office. A collector's experience of the Italian immigrant heritage: some autobiographical reflections..