The Italian Historical Society was established in 1980 to collect, preserve and promote the history of Italian immigration to Australia.

In the two decades since its formation, the IHS has grown steadily and today has an extensive collection of photographs, ephemera, letters, documents, official records and newspaper cuttings which relate to Italian migration and settlement in Australia. Much of the material, which dates from the gold rush to the mass migrations of the 1950s and 1960s, has been donated by Italian migrants and their descendants.

The IHS is located in the heart of Carlton and is open to the public by appointment only.

Street address:
Italian Historical Society
54 University Street
Carlton VIC Australia 3053.
(Melways 43:J4)

Tel: 61+ (0)3 9349 9020
Fax: 61+ (0)3 9349 9091

Wheelchair access
and postal address:

189 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC Australia 3053.
(Melways 43:H4)

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