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I was born in Australia to Maltese parents with my father born in Malta and my mother born in Gozo. So am a very proud mix of Aussie, Maltese and Gozitan. They both migrated here in the 1980s, but met here in Australia. I grew up hearing the Maltese language around me, with mum’s amazing cooking of Maltese food and was brought up in and around the Maltese community of Sydney with all the Maltese culture and traditions brought with the older Maltese generations when they migrated here in Australia.

I have been obsessed with Malta for as long as I can remember. Anyone that knows me, knows my obsession with anything related to Malta, hence the nick name ‘Miss Malta’. I guess having my parents bring me up and not denying me of the Maltese language, the culture and traditions and forever telling me stories about Malta has something to do with that. I think it wasn’t til I was 7, when my mum took my brother and I to Malta, that I was put under the spell of the magical place that is Malta. After my time there as a child, any chance I got to speak about Malta, I took it. If we got given assignments at school where we got to choose what we could research about, it would be Malta. I remember having to create a country in year 3 at school and I had based it on Malta – I basically made a photocopy of Malta. In music at high school, I remember choosing to research about Għana. I am forever raving on about Malta. I have this immense pride for my background, I find it hard to express my true feelings deep down.

Read more about my love for the Maltese Islands here.

I also decided to include my journey to finding my family history. Whilst working on my family history, I have come across a handful of blogs (with Maltese heritage) that document their findings. I found them not only inspirational, but very helpful in guiding me on where to look. So if my blog pops up in someone’s Google search, I hope that my ramblings are of help to them too.

Lastly, I have been a member of the Maltese-Australians’ Youth Committee (MAYC) for just over a year now. A group of us decided to take the initiative and step up in our aging Maltese community. We have accomplished and grown so much, with the potential to accomplish and grow so much more. You can find out more about MAYC by following our Facebook page.

Miss Malta

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  1. July 28, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Interesting stuff! As a fellow Malteser I am having a wonderful time reading about Malta from an emigrant’s perspective. I’ve got family in Australia as well and my great-aunt actually wrote a book about her nascent experiences as a Maltese girl in Australia back in the 60’s. I’m actually thinking of writing a novel about it, so would love to pick your brains sometime! Prosit ta’ vera!

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    • July 28, 2016 at 6:04 PM

      Grazzi!! 😊

      Of course! Would love to help!

      What’s your aunt’s book called?

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      • July 28, 2016 at 6:07 PM

        The Story of A Maltese Girl. But you won’t find it anywhere, she only printed a few copies for her and her family 🙂 she’s sending me a copy with her son when he next visits Malta.

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      • July 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM

        Fair enough.. Sounds very interesting! I love hearing stories like this!

        Ghandek Facebook?

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      • July 28, 2016 at 6:15 PM

        Ijja, Justin Fenech u ssibni 🙂

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      • July 28, 2016 at 7:40 PM

        Lol kemm hemm Justin Fenech! Liema wahda int?

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      • July 28, 2016 at 7:41 PM

        Inti minn Naxxar?

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      • July 28, 2016 at 7:42 PM

        Jew Hamrun?

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      • July 28, 2016 at 7:55 PM

        Hamrun, just mort skola in-Naxxar. Fil-profile qieghed liebes top striped.

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  2. March 4, 2016 at 2:35 AM

    Thanks for the like Miss Malta! As an aspiring Maltaphile (or Maltaholic I guess haha) I will certainly be reading more. Is it true that they got rid of those cute old buses already? If they did, then I was lucky to visit when I did.

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    • March 4, 2016 at 7:58 AM

      Thank you 🙂 Yeh they did back in 2011 😦 Those buses gave the Islands character! You will have to visit again soon 😀 x

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      • March 26, 2016 at 7:10 AM

        That’s too bad 😦 but yeah you’re right, buses or no buses I will definitely have to visit again soon 😉 Good idea!

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  3. November 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    I absolutely love your blog and your passion for everything Malta! This blog is quite the hub of knowledge, I’ll definitely be reading more 🙂

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  4. September 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    great blog x

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  5. Carol Moreno
    May 21, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    I love ❤ it!!!!💕❤

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