Our Story

Gina Sinozich2004

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

In 2004 Gina Sinozich painted this self portrait with the bow of SS NEPTUNIA stretching towards a map of Australia. In this work Gina reflects her upon own story and explains why she left Communist Croatia in 1956 with her husband Eugen and their children Vladimiro and Eugenia. Life was difficult with long queues for food and the secret police creating an atmosphere of fear and suspicion. This is one of a series of 14 paintings completed by the 73 year old artist documenting her personal story as a Croatian migrant.

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  • Title: Our Story
  • Creator: Gina Sinozich
  • Date: 2004
  • Location: Casula
  • Type: Painting
  • Significance: This painting is representative of the personal stories of many post-World War II refugees and migrants who came to Australia, changing not only their lives but also Australian society - marking the beginning of modern multiculturalism.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Oil on board
  • Dimensions: 1200 x 900 mm
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Gift from Gina Sinozich


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