A big welcome to Joseph Matina – MCCV Treasurer
Joseph recently joined the Maltese Community Council of Victoria and is passionate about promoting Maltese Culture, Heritage and Language.
Joseph is an accountant and operates an accounting practice in the city and Point Cook.
He also holds a full Real Estate Agent Licence and is a responsible officer for an Australian Financial Services Licence.(AFSL)
Joseph is an active member in various communities and associations and has served on various Boards. He believes that having the right people with the right skill set combined with strong compliance and governance is important to have a successful team that will deliver the desired outcome.
The Executive’s recent meeting appointed Joseph as the MCCV Treasurer due to his professional qualifications.
Joseph loves music, the arts and theatre. He participated in the Festival tal Kanzunetta Maltija in 1983 with his own composition and lyrics and has won a number of competitions in ballroom dancing.
Two years ago, Joseph wanted to capture his father’s life story and documented this both in writing and digitally.
He is proud to have been one of the first participants in the Oral, Sound and Visual Archive – Memorja program which was launched in Malta to the public mid-November 2021. (Link 1)
The program was created to document various community stories in various categories which include the arts and theatre, WW2, culture, etc.
Joseph’s contribution to Memorja can be seen by using (Link 2).
Joseph’s Story was also documented digitally. Maltarti Production completed the work and appeared on Malta TV this month. (Link 3)
Joseph’s Vision of Memorja was presented to the Executive to promote this program to our Maltese Community at large.
We want members of the community to reach out to the MCCV to be involved in providing their beautiful stories of their past.
Whether it’s a period during World War 2, or the month-long ship voyage, immigration, life in Malta, etc.
We have recently completed filming three stories that Joseph documented on film. One of the stories includes the experience of a person who was present at the church service when the bomb fell on the Mosta church’s dome, the other exciting story is of a lady who celebrated her 100th birthday and discussed her life in Malta before the war, after the war, times in the shelter and the rations of food. Very captivating information.
Joseph and the rest of the members of the Executive are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity to our Maltese community. However, its success depends on your participation in this program.
If you have a great story to tell or have a collection of photos from the past or a great old recipe that you would like to share, please contact the centre so we can organise an interview with you.