In an effort to keep the Slovenian public in Australia informed of issues and developments in the homeland, the periodical “Vestnik” was born. A committee of volunteers saw the enormous value to the Slovenian immigrant population, of the need to read in their native language to keep abreast of events in their native country.
Gathering to produce this publication at one of the volunteer’s homes, the information received from various sources was collated, edited and typed, at first on a manual typewriter. The pages, copied on a simple copier were put into envelopes, stamped and distributed by the volunteers, all manually until the process was made easier with the advent of modern computers.
The publication remained until 1994, as a one avenue for acquiring information and communicating or expressing oneself on popular issues.
Vestnik’s Editors and members of the Editorial Committees:
1955 Marjan Peršič and Zlatko Rome, Pavle Česnik, Edi Polajnar, Jožica Šajnovič
1956 Zlatko Verbič, pater Bazilij Valentin OFM (Fr Basil Valentine OFM).
1957 Marjan Oppelt
1958 Karel Kodrič, Ciril Kovačič, Branko Vodopivec, Marija Rudež, Stane Zupan
1961 Jože Kapušin, Karel Kodrič
1969 – 1988 Marjan Peršič and Editorial Committee at various times: Jana Gajšek – Lavrič, Dušan Lavrič, Ljubica Postružin, Darko Hribernik, Karel Kodrič, Danica Petrič, Werner Remšnik, Božo Lončar, Helen Golenko, Stanko Penca, Robert Ogrizek, Anita Žele, Karen Peršič
1988 – 1989 Vida Kodre and Editorial Committee at various times: Jana Gajšek – Lavrič, Anica Markič
1989 – 1992 Editorial Committee at various times: Peter Mandelj, Anica Markič, Vasja Čuk, Milena Brgoč, Draga Gelt, Sandra Krnel, Jana Lavrič
1992 – 1994 Jana Lavrič, Kevin Hervatin, Vinko Marn, Sandra Krnel, Vivien Katsoulotos
1994 – 1996 Jana Lavrič, Sandra Krnel
1999 Anniversary Issue: Sandra Krnel, Milena Brgoč, Stanko Prosenak, Jana Lavrič, Sabina Brvar Ivančič