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This book comprises two parts. The first part (p.1-125) is Templeton's examination of Valtellina migrants to Australia from the 1860s to the early 1950s. The second part (p.127-352) is a selection of over 100 letters written by the migrants over the same time period.

Notes

  • Valtellina is a province of Sondrio in Lombardy, Italy. It is located in the mountains near the border with Switzerland.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Dalle Montagne al Bush : l'emigrazione valtellinese in Australia (1860-1960) nelle lettere degli emigranti
Language: Italian
    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2003 .
      Extent: xv, 367p., [24]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Preface by John Lack.
      • Bibliography: p.353-361
      ISBN: 1920694013

Works about this Work

An Aspect of Valtellinese Diaspora : Lombardy to Western Australia (1895-1960) - 'The Entombed Miner, Easter 1907' Glen Phillips , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 410-423) Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 180-196)
This work is a 'ficto-critical look at an unusual example of diaspora where over a period of more than 100 years a small but continuous stream of Valtellinesi working men (from Lombardy valley in north Italy) and their wives and families - the latter following the breadwinner years later in most cases - migrated from what was in those days one of the poorest areas in the Italian Alps to find a new life. They began working at first in the gold-mining industry in Western Australia.' (Source: Author's introduction, Southerly, 2011)
Untitled Martin Crotty , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , September no. 27 2004;

— Review of From the Mountains to the Bush : Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860-1962 Jacqueline Templeton , 2001 selected work correspondence essay
Migrants' Home Away from Home Graham Seal , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 August 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of From the Mountains to the Bush : Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860-1962 Jacqueline Templeton , 2001 selected work correspondence essay ; The Persian Blanket : The Life of Janina Milek Tim Chappell , Janina Milek , 2004 single work biography
Magnificent Obsession John Thompson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 259 2004; (p. 45-46)

— Review of From the Mountains to the Bush : Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860-1962 Jacqueline Templeton , 2001 selected work correspondence essay
Magnificent Obsession John Thompson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 259 2004; (p. 45-46)

— Review of From the Mountains to the Bush : Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860-1962 Jacqueline Templeton , 2001 selected work correspondence essay
Migrants' Home Away from Home Graham Seal , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 August 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of From the Mountains to the Bush : Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860-1962 Jacqueline Templeton , 2001 selected work correspondence essay ; The Persian Blanket : The Life of Janina Milek Tim Chappell , Janina Milek , 2004 single work biography
Untitled Martin Crotty , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , September no. 27 2004;

— Review of From the Mountains to the Bush : Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860-1962 Jacqueline Templeton , 2001 selected work correspondence essay
An Aspect of Valtellinese Diaspora : Lombardy to Western Australia (1895-1960) - 'The Entombed Miner, Easter 1907' Glen Phillips , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 410-423) Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 180-196)
This work is a 'ficto-critical look at an unusual example of diaspora where over a period of more than 100 years a small but continuous stream of Valtellinesi working men (from Lombardy valley in north Italy) and their wives and families - the latter following the breadwinner years later in most cases - migrated from what was in those days one of the poorest areas in the Italian Alps to find a new life. They began working at first in the gold-mining industry in Western Australia.' (Source: Author's introduction, Southerly, 2011)
Last amended 12 May 2008 18:50:53
Subjects:
  • Lombardy,
    c
    Italy,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • c
    Australia,
    c
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1999
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