Personality of the Month

What you see is what you get ….. a Sydney-made top actor

What you see is what you get ….. a Sydney-made top actor

The Voice of the Maltese has chosen, as the February Personality of the Month one of the best-known Maltese actors/entertainers amongst the Maltese community in Australia. She made her name acting in Maltese theatre (it-teatrin Malti) which plays an important part in enhancing the intricate way our language is spoken. Even after so many years, it-teatrin Malti is still very popular and by popular demand requested in all states of Australia, especially NSW. MONICA LEDGER ... was born in Gżira, the daughter of Anthony and Doris Pisani and arrived in Sydney in 1963 on the m/v Sydney as a sixteen-year-old.…
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Electricity, the army and a cornet

Electricity, the army and a cornet

Our selection for the month of January takes us to South Australia again, where we meet a very active member of our community in that state. He lives a full life and even served two years of National service in the army missing going to Vietnam because of a car accident. Ronald Alex Borg Ronald Borg (known as Ron) was born in Ħamrun Malta in April 1947 to parents Mary and Walter. His dad was employed by the British Forces’ REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) at Bombi, Floriana, and his mum worked at Lord Mountbatten’s house. He did his…
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From soccer to airlines

From soccer to airlines

The Voice of the Maltese selects another personality from Melbourne where we have many readers. A person with a varied career that took him from Malta to Melbourne, Burbank, USA and back to south of the border and active involvement with the Maltese community. Currently secretary of the MCC of Victoria. ANDREW GATT Andrew Gatt was born in Valletta Malta in 1946 being the second child and first boy to Paul and Mary. At a very young age, the family was offered by the Government to relocate to a new building in Bormla. He remembers his mum having only days…
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Malta’s flagbearer in the Sunshine State

Malta’s flagbearer in the Sunshine State

Our Personality of the Month for November is the Honorary Consul for Malta in Queensland. Sandra is an under-stated, outgoing and friendly character who represents our land of origin in the current winner of the State of Origin. Sandra Micallef (neé Bartolo) was born in Rabat, Malta, to Mary and Peter Bartolo. She was educated in the public school system of Malta during the 70’s and 80’s, and continued her tertiary education at the University of Malta where she completed a degree in Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons). In summer of 1990, Sandra met her husband-to-be Michael, while he was…
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Strong feelings for anything Maltese

Strong feelings for anything Maltese

The personality of this month is Charmaine Tokic neé Cassar. Charmaine has a very big love for Malta and Gozo since a very young age. From her family, to the Island’s history – she has a fascination and obsession that she describes as pride for her heritage. Charmaine Tokic neé Cassar Charmaine was born in Blacktown, in 1988 to Maltese parents. Her father George was born in Ħal Tarxien, Malta and grew up in Raħal Ġdid (Paola). Charmaine’s mother Theresa, was born in Xagħra, Gozo. Both her parents migrated to Australia in the 1980s. Charmaine at Valletta Harbour, 2013 Charmaine’s…
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Life-long individual contribution to football in NSW

Life-long individual contribution to football in NSW

Our choice for Personality of the Month for September is George Ellul, well known to Maltese soccer aficionados in NSW and Australia. George Ellul George Ellul Mention the words Melita Eagles and the name George Ellul pops out with a bang like a champagne cork. The Ellul family is synonymous with this famous NSW football club. Not only George but his son Stephen (as President) and daughter Marthese (as Secretary) served on the committee. After winning the Australian National Cup in 1991, FIFA Ranking listed Parramatta Melita Eagles F.C. in their 100 best teams in the world. George was born…
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Active participant in the Maltese community of South Australia

Active participant in the Maltese community of South Australia

Our choice for Personality of the Month for August is the Honorary Consul for Malta in South Australia. Honorary Consuls have an important role as they are closer to the community and play a vital role in such a vast country like Australia. Ms Spiteri was appointed in that position after the previous position was terminated in June 2020. Carmen Catherine Spiteri Carmen Catherine Spiteri, Hon. Consul for Malta in South Australia Carmen Catherine Spiteri (nee Bonnici) was born in Żejtun, Malta in 1955 to Charlie and Teresa Bonnici. Carmen has a sister Marianne and a brother John. Regrettably, her…
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