Where we came from
The Region of 'Friuli-Venezia Giulia' is situated along the alpine ridge in the extreme northeast of Italy, with borders to the north with Austria, to the east with Slovenia, to the west with the Italian Veneto region and to the south with the Adriatic Sea.
It has ‘mari e monti’ (from the Sea to the Mountains).
Its people have had to struggle with many conquerors and a land often impoverished and inhospitable. From the Celts in Carnia to the Romans who established Aquileia, the Longobards, the Huns, through to the more ‘recent’ period of Napoleon and then the domination by the Austro-Hungarians.
The language “Friulano” has within it a vast range of dialects, many reflecting its strategic position and the connections with the Celtic, Longobard, Germanic, Slav, Venetian and Tuscan past.
Today, Friuli is a flourishing Region; industries have grown making the most of its ideal and almost central location on the European continent. It is well known for its chairs, white goods, ceramics, mosaics, wines, cheeses and prosciutto.
The Fogolar Furlan
Founded in 1957, the original location on Mansfield Street in Thornbury was built by Members,
for Members, a place where fellow countrymen could come and feel at home, further cementing the spirit of the Fogolar. Since our relocation in March 1985, we have continued to provide the community, members, families and friends with a warm and inviting social setting.
Many generations have been an integral part of continuing the traditions of the Furlan, Balleto, Bocce, Soccer and Friuli Day Sagre; all of which have been signatures of the Club over the years.
The Furlan Club has continued to change and evolve for the generations to come. Providing evenings such as our family friendly Bistro, weekly Members night, Ballo Liscio and our newest addition The Thorn 3071, monthly Rock & Roll, Pensioner Lunches, Bocce Pasta nights and Nonna & Mum's cooking class.
La Sala Friul is our exceptionally large dining, dancing and
live entertainment space, catering for up to 400 guests.
Perfect for dinner dances, socials, gala balls, weddings,
Rock 'n' roll nights and much more.
Join us on Sunday nights for our signature dinner & dance consisting of a 2 course buffet, where you can enjoy a meal and listen to some great live entertainment.
Capacity: 250 sitting w/ dancefloor, 400 sitting w/o dancefloor
Other: 400 cocktail, 300 theatre
Come play, Squash, Bocce & Table Tennis
The Thorn 3071 is open Fridays monthly from 5pm.
The latest bar, beer garden, chill out area in Thornbury offering food, drinks and novelties such as DJ's, arcade games, pool and table tennis. A family and pet friendly space, it is the perfect way to wind down after a long week at work.
Available to hire for private functions it is a versatile space offering both indoor bar and outdoor BBQ and beer garden facilities.
Inside Capacity: 80 sitting, 110 cocktail
Outside Capacity: 70 sitting, 150 cocktail