Maltese Historical Association of Australia

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Address: 7 Catherine Avenue, Tullamarine, VIC, 3043

Founded: 1987

Phone: 0418 165 006

Email: [email protected]

Website: N/A

Association Objectives

To promote interest and awareness in regards to Maltese history

Association History

The first official public lecture, titled ‘The Numismatic History of Malta’, took place on January 12th 1987 and it was delivered by a visiting Maltese academic, Mr Joseph Sammut, who happened to be in Melbourne at the time. Since then, speakers have been many and varied, including authors, academics and politicians, both local and Maltese, and people from all walks of life, the most prominent perhaps being Sir James Gobbo, former Governor of Victoria.

Talks have also frequently been given by the association’s own members, the most prolific being Mr Joseph Borg, the Association’s founding secretary, and Professor Maurice Cauchi. Topics have been just as varied; in 2005, to take one example, these ranged from ‘A Pictorial Journey through Gozo’, to ‘The French in Malta, 1798-1800’, ‘The History of Education in Malta’, and ‘The Story of Maltese Women Migrants in Australia’. The MHA’s other activities have included book-launches, exhibitions, forums, slide-shows, trivia nights and excursions to places of historical interest in Melbourne.

Committee Members

Robert Blythe
Mario Bonnici
Charlie Portelli
Jay Degraaff