11th July 2018
The Anglo-Indian Community originated in India and is now spread out over much of the English-speaking world. Although made up of many races, it is culturally distinct. While the Community has an impressive and proud history throughout the British tenure in India, much of it's historical background is not generally known.
The Anglo-Indians that migrated to Australia in the late 40’s through to the late 70’s were looking for a stable and secure lifestyle and companionship in the form of a social gathering with family and new found friends in reinforce the Anglo-Indian spirit for our youth in give them an opportunity to widen their knowledge of our Ancestry and Heritage and provide companionship to our elderly folk.
• Ensure that the current generation is aware of our record and our traditions, and proud of our rich history.
• Create awareness in the communities in which we live Australia, that the Anglo-Indians were probably the first multicultural community and played a significant role in British India.
• We urge governments to recognise the community as a distinct group, even though Anglo-Indians easily integrate with our host societies.
As Anglo-Indians we are unlike any community in Australia and unique in many ways Our Language, Our Way of Life, Our Distinctive Culture. The Anglo-Indian Culture, Our Unique Talents, Our love for Music and Sport, most importantly amongst others we have represented Australia in Cricket and Hockey.
We need to reinforce and preserve and sharing our Ancestry and Heritage. We are a unique lot of people with a flagship title “Anglo-Indian”. Having an interesting past that we would like to share with the community including well known entertainers, such as those in the armed forces, civil services, teachers, railway, telegraph and many quite achievers.
The Anglo-Indian Institute of Australia has embarking on a project to bring the community together in a lounge room atmosphere, encouragement has comes from various parts of the community. The Institute was established on the 211th April 2014, we are a non-profit, non-sectorial and non-political community and volunteers.
The aim of the institute and a long pending desire is to fulfill its “Vision” and has decided to execute its Charter in reinforce the community needs, in obtaining affordable accommodation, and help those in need and by return to society what society has given to us, we will endeavor to do our utmost to help our Kinship at large, but without your kind help and support, it makes it that much harder but together as a Community we can make our presence felt.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us. We hope to hear from you.