Hrvatska Žena Katarina Zrinski was formed in Adelaide on the 27th of October 1974
at the original Croatian club in Chief Street, Brompton.
The Adelaide group were the first in Australia to use the name 'Katarina Zrinski',
other groups within Australia & New Zealand followed at later dates.
The name 'Katarina Zrinski' is used in honour of Countess Ana Katarina Zrinski (1625 - 1673)
who is remembered today as the greatest woman in Croatian history for her work as
a humanitarian & Croatian patriot.
The organisation was originally formed to assist the main organisation in their development
culturally & socially.
As the amount of members grew, more involvement continued within the community such as
Free excursions, held at least twice a year for members
Commenced the sponsorship of 59 orphans in Croatia & Bosnia-Hercegovina
Maintaining the library & acquisition of books continues to this day
Formation of the Croatian library, which opened in 1981
Luncheons & functions to raise money to build & maintain the Croatian Club Adelaide
Traditionally, 'Čajanka' or 'Tea Party' is held on the first Sunday of every month. This function still continues to draw anything up to 150 members even today. It is still a major fundraising event & a great get-together for the ladies of the community.
Important Dates to Remember in 2019
Sunday January 6th 2019 - Registration/Membership drive from 2.30pm
Sunday February 3rd - Annual General Meeting from 2.30pm (tbc)
Sunday December 1st - Christmas Lunch from 2.30pm
Dates for Čajanka - Tea Party in 2019
Sunday January 6th(registration day)
February 3rd - AGM
March 3rd / April 7th / May 5th
June 2nd / July 7th / August 4th
September 8th / October 6th
November 3rd & December 1st
For more information regarding
membership & functions
Please contact Vera Sočković