• The generosity of the Maltese towards the Catholic Church
    The Maltese community established a very good connection and were the main financial contributors to the Catholic parishes of Wentworthville and Pendle Hill, as the early Maltese made these suburbs their home. Wentworthville and Pendle Hill (later known as Greystanes) are adjoining suburbs in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia located about 27 kilometres from […]
  • Malta represented at the Multicultural National Festival in Canberra
    The city of Canberra, the national capital of Australia, comes alive when the National Multicultural Festival is held annually for three days between the 17 & 19 February in Gerema Place & Glebe Park in the centre of the city. Canberrans can travel the world without leaving the city during this vibrant celebration of national […]
  • The Last Hoorah
    In our issue 314 of January 2024, Mark Caruana OAM, the President of the NSW Maltese Past Pupils of Don Bosco, announced the dissolution of this organisation that was formed in 1972. It has raised an average of $10,000 annually for the Don Bosco missions. In his last message, Mark Caruana said that though the […]
  • History in a hole: re-burial of a time-capsule at Civic Park
    A visit to Civic Park at Pendle Hill in NSW, where we find the only Maltese monument in NSW, erected in 1988 as part of the Australian bicentenary celebrations, one can now notice with a sense of pride that the major revamp by the Cumberland Council to the tune of $16 million has reached the […]
  • Ludwig Galea f’Sydney għas-seba’ darba
    Se jkun kuncert eċċezzjonali, hekk qed jgħidu l-organizzaturi tas-seba’ żjara fl-Awstralja tal-kantant magħruf Malti, Ludwig Galea. Se jkun kuncert iddedikat għaċ-ċelebrazzjoni ta’ Jum il-Ħelsien u għalhekk il-mużika mill-famuża operetta patrijottika ĠENSNA se tkun prominenti. It-tenur pop, Ludwig Galea ftit għandu bżonn introduzzjoni mal-Maltin ta’ NSW għax kull kuncert li ppreżenta fis-sitt żjarat tiegħu kollha kienu […]
  • Australia Day 2024 – Australia honours its people
    Australia wakes up on its national day faced with hundreds of people who have received deserved rewards for their contribution to the nation. The Voice of the Maltese carefully goes through the lists of those honoured in search of Maltese-born, those of Maltese descent or even those with some connection with our islands. It is […]
  • Maltese Community Council of NSW hold Maltese Heritage Open Day at Ħamrun Club
    This year 2024, the Maltese Community Council of NSW once again held an Open Day on 21 January following on from its Australia Day celebration at Merrylands, to showcase our Maltese Heritage at the Ħamrun Association in Marsden Park. It was a celebration of our Maltese Heritage in Australia. The MCC was able to showcase […]
  • Maltese Community Council of NSW celebrates Australia Day
    The annual celebration of Australia Day, organised by the Maltese Community Council of NSW (MCC) is regarded as one of its yearly highlights. This year’s event on Saturday 20 January 2024 at the Holroyd Centre at Merrylands was no exception. Marisa Previtera, as the MC, ensured the smooth flow of the afternoon’s event and opened […]
  • Israeli illegal settlements aren’t consistent with a “path to a two-state solution” says Foreign Minister Penny Wong
    If you could mention one major stumbling block that would prevent peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, that would have to be the settlements built by the Israelis. Senator Penny Wong, the Australia Foreign Minister, has criticised the building of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as illegal under international law and a […]
  • Australia Day speech: A history of triumphs and tribulations
    The Voice of the Maltese is pleased to publish the Australia Day keynote speech by Lawrence Dimech delivered at the Holroyd Centre in Merrylands NSW. The activitity is organized annually by the Maltese Community Council of NSW, this year held on 20th January 2024. Thank you for inviting me to be the keynote speaker. On […]