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The Sacrifices We Make
This is an immigrant’s story, told from the “inside”. An Italian family migrates to Australia in the 1950’s from a peasant village in the mountains of southern Italy and settles in Melbourne.
The themes that emerge will resonate with anyone who has moved from their home to a foreign country in search of a better life; isolation, ostracization, dislocation, frustration, conflict, hostility, struggle, sacrifice, adaptation and finally, integration and acceptance.
In many ways this is a chapter of the post-second-world-war history of Australia, but it is not a historical or sociological study, it is a touching and deeply personal account of one family’s migration to Australia.
Tony D’Aloia was born in San Lupo in Italy. He migrated to Australia with his family at the age of five. He grew up, and lives, in Melbourne. The Sacrifices We Make is his first book.