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Laura Mecca on the impact of Italian migrants on public culture in Victoria

Laura Mecca and Mara Moustafine.

Laura Mecca reflects on the way in which Italians have transformed the use of public space for recreation, and friendship and familial gatherings

Created:

unknown

Date Added:

21 April 2009

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source not available

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

1.7 MB

Length:

00min39sec

Transcript

Mecca:

00:05

They thought the Australians would come out and live their life in the open. I think thatís one of the main things, to appreciate being together, you know, having a meal together. And just be happy and go to a cafť together. I think thatís the main impact. The whole atmosphere has been you know, sort of changed, the Australiaís always been a bit more reserved. But thatís the Italians: be happy, come out, letís be together and enjoy life.

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