Being an Australian Lithuanian   

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Played in every State
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Helping others
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AUSTRALIAN LITHUANIAN COMMUNITY

Kultūrinė veikla
Cultural activities

Australijos lietuvių bendruomenės veikla daugiausiai plėtojasi kultūros srityje. Išskirtiniu ir vienu iš didžiausių projektų galima laikyti Australijos Lietuvių Dienas. Jų programą sudaro Dainų šventė, Tautinių šokių šventė, teatro spektakliai, meno ir tautodailės parodos, įvairių atlikėjų koncertai. 

The activities of the Australian/Lithuanian community have most evolved in the field of culture. One of the largest projects are the Australian Lithuanian Days, occurring once every 2 years. The program consists of a Song Festival, a Folk Dance Festival, theatrical performances, art and folk art exhibitions along with various concert performances. Every year, we have a Sports Festival
World Congress selected leaders
About Australian Lithuanians
Our input
From politicians to sportspeople
Lithuanian Centres
Where to find the community centres
Almost all States are represented
Scouting activities
Based on the foundations of Sir Baden-Powell, our scouting activities bring communal respect along with the traditional learnings of honesty, integrity and respect to our children.
Folk Dancing
Folk dancing is entrenched in our society
Just born and already dancing
Kugelis
A wondrous feel-good food

How many dishes can you get from
a POTATO ?

From pancakes to zeppelins, the way you cut/shred/chop a potato dictates the flavour
Recipes
Welcome to our
"Litho Club"s
A weekend getaway
Try some of the traditional recipes
Music &
Choirs
The Lithuanian Song Festival
Audio books
Education & Schooling
Open study schooling
Our language descends from 4,000 years and our little nation has fought the complete annihilation of it from years of Russian oppression, we are proud of the heritage and have schools to ensure its ongoing survival. Read further >
Free classes
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Scouting
a global phenomenon

Scouting became a wonderful way of gathering our children and teaching the principals of respect for nature, our heritage and for each other.

The Australian/Lithuanianscouting movement bases its principles on the worldwide scouting organisation instituted by Sir Baden Powell in 1908.

The mission of Lithuanian scouting is to provide children of Lithuanian descent a framework in which to build character and grow into responsible citizens through the philosophy of scouting.

With a focus on Lithuanian culture, traditions, and language, using physical as well as intellectual activities, scouting has been an integral part of our youth growing into responsible adults.

VideoScouts re-enact the era when Russia banned books in and of Lithuanian content

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Lithuanian-born L/As
Census 2011 - immigrants
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Lithuanian Australians by descent
Census result 2011
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Largest population
is in Victoria

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Further links

Historical Pathways

Documentation project of arrivals from Lithuania
Our arrivals
Passages
by boat
a work in progress
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Profiles
people
Colourful personalities
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Latest
News
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Our eldest citizen

Our influencing light
Who and where? 

With a foreign tongue and new set of eyes, how have Lithuanians contributed to our new land?

How have we integrated into society in Australia?

Who have been some of our leading lights?

Leading Lights, amalgamating into the broader community

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About our motherland

Modern day emigres from Lithuania follow career paths and opportunities not always available back in Lithuania. They make up a new style of Australian, bringing with them new cultural connections for our local communities.

Lithuania
Where and what? 

Wedged in between Germany, Poland and Russia, Lithuania has a 99 km coastline along the South-Eastern elbow of the Baltic Sea.

Lithuania’s total land area is 65,200 sq km – not much different to that of Tasmania, yet is populated much more densely: its present population is about 3.2 million.

Lithuanians speak an ancient Indo-European tongue and is a cousin to modern Latvian. Viewed more broadly, Lithuanian is related to Ancient Greek, Latin and Sanskrit which is the oldest known member of the Indo-European family.

Visit Lithuania

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We are third generation Australian Lithuanians and support both cultures with a passion,

Mano žmona, kuri yra lietuvė, o aš australas – bendruomenė padėjo užauginti mano vaikus

Dennis and Aldona, March 12-22, 2018

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As a first generation Australian Lithuanian, I am proud to say that both countries are better off having the wonderful dialogue that we now share with both our cultures.

Algis, September 04-16, 2018

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List of community houses throughout Australia