Welcome to the online home of the Croatian Studies Foundation. Established in 1984 in Sydney, Australia; we are the first independent, non-for-profit organisation promoting the knowledge of the Croatian language, culture and anthropological studies in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether you want to learn Croatian, contribute to the Croatian Studies Review or simply connect to a vibrant and welcoming community, this is the place to start. Dobro nam došli!

Uncover the mysteries of "Croatian Troy"

Follow the Macquarie University's team excavating one of the largest archaeological sites in Croatia dubbed 'Croatia's Troy’.

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2017 Annual General Meeting - 12 November, 2017

The CSF’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, 12th November, 2017 at 3 pm (registration from 2.30 pm) at the Croatian Club Punchbowl, Sydney. We look forward seeing you!

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Learn Croatian at MQU

Learn Croatian in 2017. Enrollments are now open at Macquarie University’s Croatian Studies Centre. For more information, call the Centre on + 61 2 9850 7040.

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The humble necktie’s Croatian origins

The habit of wearing a humble tie, one of the most used fashion details worn by men, originated with the 17th century Croatian mercenaries fighting in the Thirty Years’ War. The mercenaries came from the Croatian Krajina on the edge of the Ottoman Empire to fight with the French wearing distinct neckties made of linen, lace or

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