Diary - Claire Wieser, Bolzano, 1935-1936 Document Reg. No: HT 16980

Diary kept as part of the school curriculum by Claire (Clara) French (nee Wieser) at primary school from 1935-1936 in Bolzano. The book contains drawings of the Italian national flag, which Claire describes as evidence of the fascist indoctrination of the time. With one picture showing a group of children in regimented uniforms in front of the Italian national flag, Claire has drawn herself at the front of the group saluting and chanting. Of Germany ethnicity, but born in South Tyrol and considered an Italian citizen, Claire spent four years at a convent school in Italy so she could inherit the family property. She migrated to Australia in 1951 with her family, eventually marrying and settling here. The Wieser family's migration experience, is one of statelessness and displacement, both during World War II and afterwards, and of continual movement and fracturing of the family upon their arrival in Australia.
Blue covered thin lined exercise book, with thirty eight pahes. The cover is labelled 'Diario Wieser Clara/S.Maria/1935,36'. The book is filled with illustrations and diary entries.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Claire French, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 206 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, cultural identity, schools, school students work, italian communities, diaries
Themes this item is part of: Wieser Family Collection, Wieser Family, German Migrants, 1951, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: school records
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: DIARIO/WIESER CLARA/G. Maria 1935, 36.
User: Dr Claire French, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (South Tyrol), Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, 1935-1936
Place & Date Used: Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (South Tyrol), Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, 1935-1936

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