North Queensland, Australia
- Welfare worker
Francesca Merenda began work with Department of Immigration in 1969 as the first ever Italian speaking welfare worker. She was a member of the group apointed by Malcolm Fraser in 1977, and chaired by Sir Frank Galbally, to review post-arrival migrant prgrams and services.
Sources used to compile this entry: Andrew Jakubowicz, 'The Experience of Wartime Internment, An interview with Francesca Merenda', in Making Multicultural Australia, This website uses the benefits of a multimedia approach to privde information about Australian multicultural communities, and Training; Information Services Branch of the Office of the Board of Studies NSW. Multicultural Programs Unit of the Department of Education, Office of the Board Of Studies New South Wales, 15 February 2006, http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au/library/library.php?mediaCode=vid&mode=Category&myOption=Interview.