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Thank God for Marquis de Rays

Anthony Robertson is a descendant of New Italy settlers. He tells his story and makes an ironic statement via a song entitled “Thank God for the Marquis de Rays”.

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Carnevale 2015 on the Day


Wonderful! Another great celebration! Fantastic entertainment! Beautiful weather and a beautiful event!


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AGM 2016

The New Italy Museum Inc. will hold it’s Annual General Meeting on 27th November 2016 in the community hall at the New Italy Museum Complex.

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Accidental Australian Migrants

Click on the link below to read the story.
The Piccoli and Belotti families: Accidental Australian Migrants

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Carnevale Italiano 2016

Don’t miss Carnevale Italiano on 10th April 2016

Music, Food, Dancing, all day at :-

The New Italy Museum, Pacific Highway, south of Woodburn, NSW

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New Italy honours its WW1 ANZACS

In a ceremony at the New Italy Museum complex commencing at 10am on Saturday morning, 14 November the New Italy Museum Inc. will honour the 13 young men who served in the 1st AIF during WW1 and whose Italian parents settled New Italy in 1882. Two of these young men were killed in action on the Western Front1, another seven were wounded and two were decorated for gallantry.
During the ceremony on Saturday morning, relatives of the “New Italy Anzacs” will unveil an Honour Roll that will become part of a permanent display in the New Italy Museum. Also on permanent display at New Italy will be stories on each of these men together with stories on the broader impact of WW1 on the New Italy community.
This 1st generation of the New Italy settlers had no family ties to England or a history of loyalty to the British monarchy. In making the decision to enlist, these men became part of the making of the ANZAC legend. They also paved the way for subsequent generations of migrants who have served and are still serving in Australia’s armed forces.
The New Italy Museum Inc. is proud to host this significant event. Attending will be the Hon Kevin Hogan MP, Member for Page, and state and municipal political representatives. Many of the relatives of the men being honoured will travel from Sydney, Brisbane and from regional areas throughout NSW and Qld. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
Further information:
Peter Blackwood – Secretary, New Italy Museum Inc.
Ph. 0414 673 933

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Carnevale 2015 On the Day

Wonderful! Another great celebration! Fantastic entertainment! Beautiful weather and a beautiful event!

italo-linetry some crostoli


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Carnevale Italiano Survey

Did you attend Carnevale Italiano this year?

If so, we would value 5 mins of your time to let us know how we went.

Run by volunteers we try our best to get all aspects of the day right – your feedback will help us improve it for future years.

Thank you for your time. Survey Link

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Carnevale 2015 Press Release


SUNDAY 12th APRIL from 9.30am onwards,

at the New Italy Museum Complex,

10 minutes south of Woodburn on the Pacific Highway.

Donation of $7 per person, children 14 and under free.

Carnevale Italiano is a day to celebrate ‘All things Italian’ with some of the region’s wonderful Italians.

It is the New Italy Museum Complex’ major fundraiser for the year.

Officially starting at 10 with Mass the day’s activities include:-

  • A circus performance by Spaghetti Circus,
  • Entertainment by ‘The Golden Voice of Italy – Tony Pantano’, Fortunato Isgro, and for the first time, Simone Nicole an accomplished opera and musical performer.
  • There will be lots of raffles, Italian wine and delicious Italian food by Americo Melchior. Whip cracking, accordion playing and fun activities for the children. You can take a pavilion tour with Leonie, check out the genealogy section with Lester or learn the history of New Italy and it’s wonderful descendants from John.

We have addressed the food queues problem from last year and have changed the venue around to accommodate everybody.

Come and enjoy a unique part of our history in a family-friendly and fun way.

We are also looking for volunteers on the day, please call Peter Blackwood (NIMI Secretary) on 0414 673 933 if you can help us.

For more information please visit and like our facebook page or call Aliison Kelly on 0428 216 079.

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Carnevale Italiano 2014 Survey

The survey for Carnevale Italiano on 13 April 2014 is now being collated.
The results will be published shortly.
Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our Carnevale Italiano.

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