HELENA LEBER and SLOVENIAN CULTURE
“I arrived in Australia in 1958.
The need to communicate in the Slovenian language and listen to Slovenian songs was so great; I searched for Slovenian community involvement.
My first contact outside my family was in 1958, with family Hartman from Pascoe Vale and there I met a musician Stanko and his brother Franc, who introduced me to the Slovenian religious sphere and to the Slovenian Club Melbourne.
I enjoyed participating in theatre presentations, cultural evenings, multicultural festivals (Moomba, Good Neighbour Council Exhibitions and festivals).
A few years later, the members of the Slovenian Club started dreaming of expanding the surroundings of the original club in Carlton.
by Helena Leber
On May 17, 2008, on Helena’s Birthday, a special event, a cultural day entitled THIS IS YOUR LIFE, HELENA, was presented in the hall of Slovenian Religious Centre in Melbourne. Helena’s celebration was enriched by her family, Slovenian community representatives, huge audience and performers.
Scanning of photographs and PowerPoint presentation was prepared and shown by Draga Gelt, as well as most of the narrative text. Some text assistance and narrating was by Meta Lenarčič, who also arrange for for the presence of Helena’s family, the guest speakers and the This is Your Life book and Award recognition.
Helena and her husband Ivo have received Radio 3EA plaques in Recognition of a Long Service and Support the SBS Radio 3EA in 1992.
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Certificates and Documentation
This is Your Life photos