Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Adelaide, Australia

Booklet with 2-tone grey cover in textured cardboard. The pamphlet contains the Constitution and Rules of the Italian Australian Centre Incorporated (Adelaide) of Sept 1965. Incorporated under this name were three organisations: 1) Juventus United Sports and Social Club Inc. 2) Catholic Italian Welfare Association Inc. 3) Lega Italiana Social and Cultural Club Inc. The booklet has 24 pages, and was printed by E.J. McAllister & Co., 24 Blyth Street, Adelaide. Italian and other Southern European migrant communities were instrumental in increasing the popularity of soccer in Australia. Antonio Giordano's involvement in the Italian community in Australia involved a range of activities, including the promotion of sports and social gatherings. He helped set up the Roma Amateur Sports Club in 1955, and edited its newspaper. The Adelaide Juventus Sports and Social club was another organisation he headed which not only promoted sports as a way of bringing members of the community together, but also as a link with other clubs supporting Juventus in Italy and around the world. This constitution is an example of how identity was expressed through both sport and nationality.


  • Title: Booklet
  • Date Created: 1965-01-01/1965-12-31
  • Provenance: Antonio Giordano was a keen promoter of sports and social activities for Italian migrants. He was the chairman of the Adelaide Juventus Sports and Social Club between 1960 and 1962. This and other associated items were donated to the Migration Musem by his wife after Antonio's death in 1984.
  • Subject Keywords: Sport
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Amy Dale, History Trust of South Australia

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