June 2020 was a special milestone for our project: Footprints of Italian Prisoners of War in Australia WW2. I was awarded the John Oxley Library Award which is part of the Queensland State Library Memory Awards.
My research into Italian Prisoners of War in Queensland (and Australia) has been recognised, but it is also recognition for the Italian and Australian families who have entrusted me with their memories. My virtual presentation begins at 3 minutes (link below)
(photos courtesy of Althea Kleidon)
Our community encompasses Italian and Australian families from 16 countries: Italy, Belgium, Poland, Scotland, England, USA, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Argentina, France, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Brazil and Australia.
This award has been made possible because of the generosity of the people in our ‘Footprints’ Community. You are all: L’Amico del Prigioniero