Book recognises Maltese in Australia
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Arts & Culture — 25 February 2010 — 14:30CEST
A book has been launched in Victoria, which chronicles the 50-year history of the Maltese Community Council and its contribution to multiculturalism.
The book was launched by Victoria’s Premier John Brumby during a ceremony in Melbourne.
Under One Umbrella: a history of the Maltese Community Council of Victoria 1958-2008, written by former president of the Maltese Community Council, Maurice Cauchi.
“Victorians have been shaped by people from across the world. We come from over 200 countries, speak more than 230 languages and dialects and follow more than 120 faiths,” Mr Brumby said.
“The Maltese Community Council has been a source of support for many people in the Maltese community here in Victoria for many years and it is great to see the hard work and dedication recognised in this important book by Dr Cauchi.
“Since its foundation in 1958 the Maltese Community Council of Victoria has sought to strengthen the identity of the Maltese community in our state. This book will ensure the history of Victoria’s Maltese community is recorded and protected for future generations.”
Under One Umbrella: a history of the Maltese Community Council of Victoria is divided into several chapters outlining the work of the Maltese Community Council in education, language maintenance, ties to Malta, the building of the community centre, Centru Malti and the contributions of many people in the Maltese community.