Mackay Maltese pioneers book From Humble Beginnings (RARE).
Excellent condition. Signed by the author.
Mackay Maltese Pioneers 1883-1940 by Carmel Baretta and Laraine Schembri.
520 pages includes families Abela, Agius, Attard, Axiak, Azzopardi, Bartolo, Bezzina, Bonnano, Bugeja, Borg, Busuttil, Buttigieg, Camilleri, Caruana, Cassar, Chetcuti, Ciantar, Cini, Danastas, De Brincat, Deguara, Dimech, Ellul, Falzon, Fenech, Formosa, Frendo, Galea, Gatt, Gauci, Grech, Grima, Haber, Micallef, Mifsud, Muscat, Pace, Portelli, Quattromani, Refalo, Saliba, Sammut, Sant, Scheriha, Schembri, Sciberras, Scriha, Sherry, Spiteri, Vassallo, Vella, Xuereb, Zammit, Zarb.
The days, months and years spent in the research and production of this book have enabled us to walk in the footsteps of our Maltese pioneers; to see, through their eyes, the conditions in which they lived, the ache of separation from loved ones; the overwhelming joy at their family's reunion, and conversely, the anguish and suffering the woman experienced on their arrival. The aim in publishing this book is to give due credit to our pioneers regardless of creed, wealth, public status (or lack thereof), character or personality and to those who have helped along the way. Our Australian history is impregnated with untold stories of quiet achievers. Sadly though, many history books often fail to give credit to such as these, and the 'little man' is forgotten. From Humble Beginnings, will ensure their achievements and contributions are forever acknowledged.
Article in Times of Malta - Sunday, July 24, 2011, 00:00 by Roderick Bovingdon