Historical Australia Hall building must be restored


 BLOG   By Victor Borg There is considerable concern within the Maltese-Australian community in Australia regarding the future of the historic building of Australia Hall located in Pembroke, Malta. This building was constructed to provide a place for entertainment and refreshments for the thousands of ANZACs who were wounded in Gallipoli and taken to Malta for medical treatment and convalescence. Read more …

State Government Scholarships to study advanced diploma of interpreting in Maltese language


There is currently a severe shortage of Maltese interpreters in Victoria. We understand that there is only one Maltese interpreter who has National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) qualifications. The Victorian Government is offering scholarships of $3,250 to students who are accepted into the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting program at RMIT University to study interpreting in the Maltese language. The Maltese Community Council of Victoria encourages those proficient in the Maltese language to take advantage of this scholarship and consider a career in the field. Read more …

A detailed narrative of the Maltese in Egypt


 BOOK REVIEW   By Prof Maurice Cauchi  A Transient Colony in the Valley of the Nile: The History of the Maltese Colony in Egypt throughout the centuries by Nicholas D. Chircop OAM, Self-published, 2015. 423 pp. This is, without any doubt, the most comprehensive compendium of information about the Maltese community of Egypt, starting with the involvement of Maltese troops in the invasion of Egypt by Napoleon. It culminates in the maelstrom of 1956, when all British citizens, which included Maltese, were expelled from Egypt. Read more …

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