Dreams from a suitcase is a recipient of the 2010 Victorian History Award. This book was chosen from 175 entries in the category of best collaborative community work.
This award tops off a wonderful year for the Committee. The Yarra Valley Italian Cultural Group also received a certificate of Recognition in the Yarra Ranges Council Australia Day Awards 2010, for our outstanding contribution to the Yarra Ranges Community.
This book is a collection of short family stories from members of the Yarra Valley Italian community, acknowledging their memories of their childhood in Italy growing up, migrating to Australia and building a future here.
The Yarra Valley Italian Cultural Group commissioned this book as a response to the members of the Italian community who needed to recount their stories of their settlement in the region and that future generations would have a link to their past through their families’ story.
The Yarra Valley Italian Cultural Group gratefully acknowledges Joe Pulitano for his generosity in sponsoring this publication.
The Yarra Valley Italian Cultural Group acknowledges the Memoirs Foundation, especially Editor Arnold Bonnet and his staff, for their guidance in creating this book.