Story: Dalmatians

Kola dancers, Dargaville, 1936

Kola dancers, Dargaville, 1936

Andy and Mara Silich of the Dargaville Yugoslav Social Club’s kola group strike a pose. Clubs were formed in Auckland, Kaitāia, Dargaville, Whāngārei and Wellington. They served as social and cultural centres where people could practise the language. Some clubs also attempted to serve a benevolent role for the unemployed during the 1930s depression.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Farming, fishing, winemaking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015