Ukrainian Association of Sydney

The Ukrainian Society Co-operative Ltd, also known as the Ukrainian Association of Sydney, was formed in 1949 and incorporated in 1951. The following year, the Association purchased a building at 51 Pitt Street, Redfern for community needs. The Association sold this building in 1959, having bought new premises in 59-63 Joseph Street, Lidcombe. The new building became known as the Narodnyi Dim [Community Hall].

From the outset, the aim of the Association has been to promote and develop Ukrainian-Australian culture in Sydney. The Association is a non-partisan, secular community organisation. Membership, in the main, comprises people of Ukrainian ancestry, together with more recent immigrants from Ukraine.

The Association also provides the wider Ukrainian-Australian community with a venue for social, cultural and educational activities. The Narodnyi Dim has been the base for many Ukrainian community groups and a diverse range of cultural activities. The Association has supported the Ukrainian Central School in honour of Princess Olha, Sydney, from its beginning.

The Association broadcasts a weekly radio programme called “Sounds of Ukraine: From Steppes to Surf” and produces a bilingual journal titled “Voice of the Community” [Holos Hromady]. The Association also focuses on advocacy and support for Ukraine, and actively assists the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia through the provision of professional expertise.

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  1. Ukrainian Association,Lidcombe.
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    My name Jan Visinko and I am trying to help my cousin to find family members who are the children/grandchildren of his father named Michal/Michael NYZNYK and his wife Kataryna. Michal and Kataryna lived in Lidcombe and both are buried in Rookwood Cemetery, they died in 2000 and 2002 respectively, he was born in Poland in 1922 but resided in the Ukraine before coming to Australia on the ship Fairsea in 1950, he knew my mother very well. I would think his grandchildren would be now adults. I am hoping that your archived records may reveal he was associated with your organisation and that you may be aware of his living kin.
    I am also interested to know about my own name as I am trying to complete my family history. I am aware of many Visinko’s who were in Budapest in the 1800’s and also that many people emigrated from the Ukraine to Hungary in that era. I am thinking that my surname name was change from Visenko to Visinko during that period?

    Sincerely Jan Visinko. Email:

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