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L’Australia presenta L’Inglese per gli Italiani [Australia presents English for Italians]

Date: 1973
Overall: 180 x 190 x 5 mm, 195 g
Medium: Paper, ink, vinyl
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Penny Crino
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00026026
Place Manufactured:Canberra

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    This book titled ‘L’Australia presenta L’Inglese per gli Italiani [Australia presents English for Italians]: Hullo, Paul!’ was written by Elvira Hogg and published by the Australian Government Publishing Service for the Department of Immigration, Canberra, in 1973. The book contains eight easy English conversation lessons by Elvira Hogg with corresponding LP records. Lessons include introductions, questions (domanda), answers (risposta), progressing to long answers (risposta complete), short answers (risposta abbreviata), days of the week, nouns, past and present tense, and phrases.
    SignificanceLearning English was a key tenet of the Australian Government’s immigration policy after World War II. Migrants were offered English lessons in European Displaced Persons camps, during the ship voyage, in Australian migrant reception centres and in the workplace. This English lesson book containing eight LP records is a rare example of a textbook used by Italian migrants Giuseppe Crino, who arrived in Australia on SEBASTIANO CABOTO in 1949, and Angela Crino, who arrived in 1950 on UGOLINO VIVALDI. It was acquired by Giuseppe and Angela after 1973 as an additional learning resource. 'L'Australia presenta L'Inglese per gli Italiani' was written by Elvira Hogg, who taught English at Bonegilla and Benalla migrant camps in Victoria from 1948-1950 and then wrote English radio lessons at the Commonwealth Office of Education in Sydney for about 20 years.
    HistoryGiuseppe Crino was born in Furci Siculo, Sicily, on 2 January 1910. He migrated to Australia in 1949, sailing from Messina to Sydney on the Italia Line’s SEBASTIANO CABOTO. SEBASTIANO CABOTO was launched in 1945 as MARIO VISENTINI and renamed during fit out. It had accommodation for 90 cabin and 530 third class passengers. From 1947 SEBASTIANO CABOTO operated from Genoa and Naples to Central and South America. With a surplus of berths on the South American route SEBASTIANO CABOTO was chartered to Lloyd Triestino for the Australian migrant trade. It was refitted to carry 100 cabin and 735 third class passengers and embarked on its maiden voyage to Australia on 7 July 1949. In 1951 SEBASTIANO CABOTO was withdrawn from the Australian service and returned to Italia Line. In 1958 it was once again transferred to Lloyd Triestino and operated as a cargo ship until it was withdrawn in 1978 and broken up in Taiwan in 1979.

    After arriving in Sydney Giuseppe Crino found work in the Fiorelli pasta-making factory, and also worked in the Ingham canefields in Queensland for a brief time. He went on to work on the assembly line of the British Motor Corporation (Australia) in Sydney. He later did some tiling work with a relative (he had worked in the family business manufacturing terrazzo tiles back in Sicily).

    Angela Crino was born in Santa Teresa di Riva, Sicily, on 3 February 1921. She arrived in Australia on the Italia Line’s UGOLINO VIVALDI with her children Francesco Antonio (Frank) and Gabriello Gaetano (Gabriel) in 1950. The voyage took two months due to a mechanical fault en route which forced a stoppage. UGOLINO VIVALDI was launched in 1945 as FERRUCCIO BUONAPACE and renamed during fit out. Like SEBASTIANO CABOTO it operated the South America service until it was chartered to Lloyd Triestino for the Australian migrant run. It embarked on its first voyage from Genoa to Australia on 12 January 1949. As with SEBASTIANO CABOTO it was returned to Italia Line in 1951, and then transferred again to Lloyd Triestino to operate as a cargo ship until it was sold to shipbreakers in 1978.

    Giuseppe, Angela and their sons moved into Yurong Street, East Sydney, with the Prestipino family (Giuseppe’s sister), who were already established in Sydney. Angela later worked for Feltex carpet manufacturer in Mascot. Giuseppe Crino died on 17 June 1988 and Angela Crino died on 9 March 1990.
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    Web title: Book titled ‘L’Australia presenta L’Inglese per gli Italiani [Australia presents English for Italians]: Hullo, Paul!’ by Elvira Hogg

    Assigned title: L’Australia presenta L’Inglese per gli Italiani [Australia presents English for Italians]

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