y Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories anthology   biography   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

This collection of multicultural literature contains eight colourful and varied stories told by Croatians who emigrated to Australia in the period 1949-1996. The storytellers are from different walks of life and came from different regions at different times and with different expectations. Seven of the stories were told in interview with the author who wrote them. Each story has a separate account of life in Croatia and subsequently in Australia. The last story is that of the author.

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my mother (1933 - 1995) who lived in two Yugoslavias, Italy and Croatia without ever leaving the country of her birth.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Josip (Joe) : Free to Be Croatian..., Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 42-73)
Danica : Wogs No More, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 74-103)
Marinko : The Clandestine Calamari Eater, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 104-135)
Jela (Helen) : The Importance of Being Shrewd, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 138-163)
Jure : We Started from Zero in Australia, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 165-191)
Vlado : The Engineer with a Broom, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 192-221)
Magda : Where's Your Accent from?, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work biography (p. 222-251)
Val : Communism, Postcommunism, Capitalism, Val Colic-Peisker , 2004 single work autobiography (p. 252-291)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2004 .
      Extent: 300p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index, endnotes and glossary. The Preface written by the author also contains a poem titled Emigration Blues in Croatian followed by a version in English. There is an Introduction which summarizes the history of Croatia.
      ISBN: 1920731083

Works about this Work

A Venue for the Voiceless Val Colic-Peisker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 117-118)

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Untitled Theresa A. Kulbaga , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Life Writing , October vol. 4 no. 2 2007; (p. 327-331)

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Untitled Sue Summers , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , February no. 30 2005;

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Untitled Christine Choo , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , January-February no. 34 2005;

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Split with the Past Graham Seal , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 June 2004; (p. 8)

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Split with the Past Graham Seal , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 June 2004; (p. 8)

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Untitled Sue Summers , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , February no. 30 2005;

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Untitled Christine Choo , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , January-February no. 34 2005;

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Untitled Theresa A. Kulbaga , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Life Writing , October vol. 4 no. 2 2007; (p. 327-331)

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
A Venue for the Voiceless Val Colic-Peisker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 117-118)

— Review of Split Lives : Croatian Australian Stories Val Colic-Peisker 2004 anthology biography autobiography
Last amended 13 Nov 2007 12:14:06
Subjects:
  • Western Australia,
  • 1949-1996
Settings:
  • c
    Australia,
    c
  • c
    Croatia,
    c
    c
    Ex Yugoslavia,
    c
    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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