A study of two groups of Italians both of which came from the same background in Treviso, a region in Northern Italy.
The first group settled in Griffith, a town in rural New South Wales, in the 1920s, starting a chain of migration of relatives and friends to the area.
The second group settled in the inner Sydney suburb of Leichhardt around the early 1950s. The men came alone, worked, saved, and then brought out a bride.
Why did these people migrate to Australia in the first place? What problems did they face and what adjustments di they have to make? Were their hopes fulfilled? Why did these two groups, who had the same traditions, customs, and lifestyle, react so differently to the Australian social environment?
This work sets out to answer these questions by looking closely at several Trevisan families living in Griffith and Sydney.
Presents the observations and insight of an anthropologist in the field.