Communication Models of Croatian Immigrants in New Zealand: From Oral Communication to Social Networking Sites

Author: Ivana Hebrang Grgić, Ana Barbarić


Croatian emigrants began settling in New Zealand in the second half of the 19th century. Oral communication prevailing at the time was limited to a small number of participants. The launch of the first newspaper in Croatian in 1899 marked the first step towards written communication. The subsequent emergence of new titles indicated that Croatian emigrants wanted information in Croatian. Based on the copies found in New Zealand libraries and archives, the paper describes the newspapers published from the 19th to the 21st century, as well as some social networking sites. The conclusion discusses the change of communication models and its connection with the social and historical context. The appendix contains bibliography which features all newspapers published by Croats in New Zealand.

Key words: bibliography, Croats, immigrant press, New Zealand, newspapers
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