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Jerko Čulić: životni put, djelovanje i obitelj
Jerko Čulić: The Life and the Family

Author(s): Petra Blažević
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, Political history, Social history, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Tourism
Keywords: Jerko Čulić; ORJUNA; tourism; passenger; horticulture;

Summary/Abstract: Jerko Čulić (1898 – 1953) played a significant role in the economic, political and social life of Split in the first half of the 20th century. Having been born in a deprived suburb, his interest in politics, that he developed in his early adulthood, revolved around the central idea of the time – the unity of the Southern Slavs. His disdain for the Monarchy reflected in a number of writings and agitation attempts, which eventually resulted in incarceration. After the war, he became involved in social politics and humanitarian work. His attention eventually shifted towards tourism industry: he achieved immense success having initiated and established organised tourism in former Yugoslavia. He was also the first chief executive of the Split branch of Putnik, which, at the time, was a state tourism agency. Jerko Čulić was a prolific author of brochures and travel books. He regularly published a large number of travel magazines and thus contributed to the promotion of the Croatian Adriatic and his native Dalmatia. Due to his cooperation with the so-called Društvo za za uređenje i proljepšanje Bačvica i Firula (Bačvice and Firule garden design improvement association) his influence is still visible in the horticultural layout of the eastern waterfront in Split. He was married to a teacher and a political and humanitarian activist, Maja Čulić, with whom he had four children.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 42-43
  • Page Range: 149-174
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Croatian