Monday, October 20, 2014

Italian Australians List


Italian Australian is the fourth largest ethnic group in Australia, numbering 800,256 or 4% of respondents in the 2001 Census.

The census recorded 218,730 Italian-born in Australia, although this excludes persons of Italian ethnicity and culture born elsewhere, such as Egypt (1,970),Argentina (1,490) and Eritrea (50).

There was a Venetian aboard Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour, and prior to the unification of Italy in the 1860s individuals from regions which later became Italy made their way to Australia as free settlers. It was not until gold rushes in Victoria in the 1850s and Western Australia in the 1890s that groups of Italians began to migrate. By Australian federation in 1901, however, there were established Italian Australian communities, particularly in New South Wales, and between 1901 and the Second World War Queensland‘s cane fields attracted substantial numbers of Italians.

The greatest migration of Italians came after World War II, between 1947 and the 1970s, when a depressed post war economy in southern Italy and a buoyant one in Australia, alongside a government-sponsored demand for new migrants, increased the Italian-born population to 289,476 persons by 1971.

Italian Australians have a low rate of return migration to Italy. In December 2001, the Department of Foreign Affairs estimated that there were 30,000 Australian citizens resident in Italy. These are likely to be returned Italian emigrants with Australian citizenship, and their Italian Australian children.

The Italy-born are well represented in every Australian town and region but there is a disproportionate concentration in Victoria (41.5 % compared to 24.7 % of the general Australian population) and South Australia (11.5 % compared to 7.6 %). It is probable that the distribution of their Italian Australian children mirrors this.

According to census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2004, Italian Australians are, by religion, 79.7 Catholic, 3.2 Anglican, 5.6 % Other Christian, 1.6 Other Religions and 10.0 No Religion.

In 2001, the Italian language was spoken at home by 353,605 persons in Australia. Italian is the third most spoken language in the country after English and theChinese languages.

List of notable Italian Australians

indbul1a Italian Australians List Angelo Sciacca – singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Anthony Albanese – federal politician (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List John Aloisi – Australian football (soccer) player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Vanessa Amorosi – singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Tina Arena – singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Felice Arena – author (Specky Magee series)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Franca Arena – former NSW state politician (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Lidia Argondizzo – Victorian state politician (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Ron Barassi – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Philip Barresi – federal politician (Liberal)
indbul1a Italian Australians List [Martin Bella] – Australian Rugby league Player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Steve Bastoni – actor
indbul1a Italian Australians List Marco Bresciano – football (soccer), Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo and Australia
indbul1a Italian Australians List Luke Bona – broadcaster on 2GB (paternal Italian ancestry)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Anthony Callea – singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List David Campese – Australian Rugby Union player
indbul1a Italian Australians List [ Willie Carne] – Australian Rugby League Player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Anthony Cappello – Publisher and Catholic Activist
indbul1a Italian Australians List [Marco caputo] – Australian Rugby Union Player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Rafaelo Carboni – Eureka Stockade rebel
indbul1a Italian Australians List Armando Cesari – broadcaster
indbul1a Italian Australians List Salvatore Coco – actor (played Con in Heartbreak High)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Vince Colosimo – actor
indbul1a Italian Australians List Brody Dalle – singer of The Distillers and Spinnerette
indbul1a Italian Australians List Cosima De Vito – singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Benito Di Fonzo – journalist, poet, playwright and novelist. (patern Italian ancestry)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Robert DiPierdomenico – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Joe Dolce – singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List [John Eales] – Australian Rugby Union Player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Frank Farina – Australian National Soccer coach
indbul1a Italian Australians List Scott Fava – Australian Rugby Union ‘sevens’ player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Concetta Fierravanti-Wells – Federal Senator (Liberal)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Samantha Fonti – Composer and violinist. (paternal Italian ancestry)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Alphonse Gangitano – gangster
indbul1a Italian Australians List Jane Gazzo – Broadcaster and Music Journalist
indbul1a Italian Australians List Domenic Gatto – gangster
indbul1a Italian Australians List Daniel Giansiracusa – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List James Gobbo – Governor of Victoria (1997-2000)
indbul1a Italian Australians List [Craig Gower] – Australian Rugby League player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Vincenzo Grella – football (soccer) player, Parma FC and Australia
indbul1a Italian Australians List Morris IemmaPremier of New South Wales (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Laura Imbruglia – actor and singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Natalie Imbruglia – actor and singer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Anthony LaPaglia – actor
indbul1a Italian Australians List Jonathan LaPaglia – actor
indbul1a Italian Australians List Marco Leonardi – actor
indbul1a Italian Australians List Tony Liberatore – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Eric Marchese- Australian soccer player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Aldo Massola – anthropologist
indbul1a Italian Australians List Peter Matera – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Peter Menegazzo – Australian businessman
indbul1a Italian Australians List Mark Mercuri – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Anthony Minichiello – Australian Rugby League Player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Mark Minichiello – Australian Rugby League Player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Junie Morosi – businesswoman
indbul1a Italian Australians List Sandra Nori – NSW state politician (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Paul Omodei – Western Australian state Opposition Leader (Liberal)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Daniel Perna- Australasian Go-Karting champion
indbul1a Italian Australians List Mark Philippoussis – tennis player
indbul1a Italian Australians List Sam Piantadosi – former Western Australian state politician
indbul1a Italian Australians List Pietro Porcelli
indbul1a Italian Australians List Valerio Ricetti – A hermit who built Hermit’s Cave near Griffith
indbul1a Italian Australians List James Ricupito- Australian football (soccer) player, [Melbourne Victory F.C.]
indbul1a Italian Australians List Guy Rigoni – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Anthony Rocca – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Saverio Rocca – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List B.A. Santamaria – political activist and journalist
indbul1a Italian Australians List Santo Santoro – Federal Senator (Liberal)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Frank Sartor – NSW state politician (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Con Sciacca – federal politician (ALP)
indbul1a Italian Australians List Stephen Silvagni – Australian rules footballer
indbul1a Italian Australians List Vince Sorrenti – actor and comedian
indbul1a Italian Australians List Danny Tiatto – football (soccer) player
indbul1a Italian Australians List [Robert Trimbole] Mafia Boss
indbul1a Italian Australians List Virginia Trioli – journalist
indbul1a Italian Australians List Massimilliano Vieri – football (soccer) player, Novara Calcio and Australia. Brother of Italian born star Christian Vieri.
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