27th October 2018

Even those of us with no Italian will hazard a  fair guess as to the meaning of: “Associazione Nazionale Famiglie Emigrati”.

ANFE was started in Italy after WWII to assist migrants and their families who were often left back home when the breadwinner migrated overseas.

A Brisbane branch was founded in 1962 by New  Farm resident Carmelo Caruso and a clubhouse was built in 1981 in Wyandra Street, Newstead, when the area was full of light industry.Though the locality is now quickly becoming residential highrise, the ANFE Italian Club continues as a sanctuary of cultural heritage. It’s also great place to enjoy Italian cuisine.

It is with pleasure that at the October meeting we will welcome club president Maria Maruca. Come and learn lots about this little local slice of Italy on Saturday, 27 October, 2-4pm, at Merthyr Road Uniting Church Centre.

Everyone is welcome. Afternoon tea will be provided.