Swiss Italian Heritage

If you are a descendant of our early settlers and are planning to visit the Festa this year please get in touch so we can discuss reunion spaces with you. Email:  We would love to hear from you.

We now have our own publication on the history of the Swiss/Italian settlement of the area “BULLBOAR, MACARONI & MINERAL WATER – Spa Country’s Swiss Italian Story” by Clare Gervasoni

VISIT this Swissinfo interactive, multimedia special called “We shall not stay long”. It includes background texts, interviews with experts and multimedia reports investigating conditions that led to the migrations, the eventual journey into the unknown for tens of thousands and the world these “emigranti” would eventually find.

READ this essay by Roslyn Maguire – “Italians in evidence in 19th Century Australia”