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 Kaitāia, Dargaville, Whāngārei, Auckland and Wellington. They served as social and cultural centres where people could practise the language. Some clubs also attempted to help the unemployed during the 1930s depression.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Farming, fishing, winemaking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/271/kola-dancers-dargaville-1936 (accessed 20 January 2022)

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