Gozitan Emigree Monument - Il-Mgarr, Gozo, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 36° 01.610 E 014° 17.984
33S E 436907 N 3987151
Quick Description: This stone tablet was erected in 2002 and dedicated to those people from the Maltese Island of Gozo who have emigrated to other parts of the world. It stand next to the marina overlooking the ferry port.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 6/7/2018 2:03:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMYEZJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago and since 1900 has had a number of periods of emigration especially in the 1960s and 70s.

They emigrated to many places in the world, but large numbers went to Australia and Canada.

Of the people who emigrated in the 1960s and 1970s many have since returned to the island having had successful careers abroad.

The inscription on the memorial is as follows.
TIFKIRA TA' DAWK L-GHAWDXIN KOLLHA
LI HALLEW LIL ART TWELIDHOM
U SIEFRU LEJN ARTIJIET OHRA,
BIEX BIL-
KURAGG, SAHHA U TALENTI TAGHHOM
IFITTXU HAJJA AHJAR
F' DAK IL-PAJJIZ LI LAQAGHHOM.
IPPREZENTATA
MILL-KONSLU GENERALI ONORARJU MALTI
FIL-LVANT TAL-KANADA; CHARLES PUGLISEVICH
INAWGURATA
MILL-ONOR. GIOVANNA DEBONO
MINISTRU GHAL GHAWDEX
ILLUM IL-HADD 7 TA' APRIL 2002
English Transaltion
IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THOSE GOZITANS
WHO LEFT THEIR COUNTRY
AND TRAVELLED TO OTHER LANDS,
BY COURAGE,
HEALTH AND TALENT!
THEIR SEEKING BETTER LIFE
THAN THAT IN THE HOME COUNTRY.
PRESENTED BY
HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL OF MALTA
IN EASTERN CANADA; CHARLES PUGLISEVICH
UNVEILED
BY HON. GIOVANNA DEBONO
MINISTER FOR GOZO
TODAY THE SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2002
Who placed it?: Honorary Consul General of Malta in Canada

When was it placed?: 7 April 2002

Who is honored?: All Gozitans who have emigrated

Website about the Monument: Not listed

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