History

The history of mimicepovijest1The inhabitants of Mimice are descended in the male line from Mijo-Mijovil Mimice-Tavra-Tafra-Tavrić who was a son of Grga Tavro and his wife Lucija. In 1772 Mijo came from Herzegovina, across the Dinara Mountain, to the Adriatic where he stayed. His brother Matej stayed in Svinišća where their parents lived. They were given the surname of Tavra after Grgur Tafra, an ancestor who killed a Turkish beg in a conflict over his daughter. The word ‘tavra’ in Turkish means a thorn or a spike. The descendants of Mijo and Matej’s families founded Mimice. Today they live in Mimice, Omiš and other nearby places, while those descending from the Tafra family live in Svinišća and Podšpilje.povijest2To the mid-1970s the people of Mimice lived of agriculture. They mainly grew grapes, figs, cherries and olives. They were also mariners, and later they started working in tourism.
The book ” Težačka kronika(Farmer’s Chronicle)”, written by Jakov Jakša Mimica, describes the hard life of the people of Mimice from past to present.

Many of them emigrated to Chile, Australia, the USA and Argentina, but also to different European countries. In 1888 the first emigrants in search for gold and better life came to Tierra del Fuego Province (the Land of Fire) in Chile, which is a country with the biggest number of emigrants from Mimice today. An interesting fact comes from Argentina where the emigrants, who were the children of Šimun and Ana Mimica-Šimunovica, named all their male children Šimun.
General Book

knjigaThe detailed history of Mimice is described in ” Knjiga općena – monografija Mimica(General Book – the monograph of Mimice) “, written by Miro Mimica and Vid Mimica, on request and with the help of people from Mimice. The Agricultural Cooperative of Mimice published the book in 1972.
The book describes in detail the history of Mimice and Medići from their beginnings to present day. At the same time, it is also a document testifying a three-century-old history of this area. It describes the entire surrounding area of the Cetina and Brač canal, various events and folk customs.
Here you can find a detailed genealogy that would otherwise be lost forever.
It has five chapters:
Beginning, Chronicles, Family tree, Culture and Future.

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