Nicholas-Borg, Manuel (11.1.1918-)


Nicholas-Borg was born in Sliema and educated at Stella Maris College. Between 1936 and 1942, he was employed with 17-Berqa. During the war he served as sergeant with the special investigation branch of the RAF in Italy and Africa.

Nicholas-Borg emigrated to Australia in 1949. He graduated from the Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts and worked with the department of supply at the secret registry of research and development. He was then employed as a lithographic designer with the Victorian Railwavs Printing Works until he retired in 1978.

Nicholas-Borg has written several books of ppetry, essays, history, and novels, including Cesri u d-Demokrazija Rumana (1939); Ma' Gesu fl-Ahhar Jum ta' Majtu 1964); L Ghanja Maltija fl-Awstralja (1969); Kantici fuq il-Hajja tal-Madonna (1971); Dawl fid-Dlam (1975); Mill-Oqsma ta' I-Awstral (1979); Mil-Libreiija ta' Hajti (1981); A Descriptive Rosary (1983); Soiree Lyrique (1983); Titwila lejn ii-Hajja ta' I-Alfabett (1987); Titwila lejn it-twelid tal-Kattoiciimu fl-Awstralja (1988); Mill-Gonna tal-Muza (1989); A Study of the Cross as an Heraldic Emblem (1989); Festival (in English, 1989); Tititwila lejn il-Hajja tal-Kalendarju (1990), Ghana tal-Qalb (1990); Altemattivi (1991); Bil-Kajku u t-Tanka mill-Awstraija (1991); Tenitorji Poetici (I 992), and Mill-Kurrenti ta' ]-Awstraija, II- 992).

Nicholas Borg is a member of the Akkademja tal-Malti, vice-president of the Maltese Literary Society in Australia, and member of the Maltese Literature Group of Victoria and of the Multicultural Writers' Association of Victoria. He was awarded the Manoel de Vilhena Award for his 'outstanding contribution to the propagation of Maltese Arts and Culture in Australia' in 1993-94.

Source: Maltese Biographies of the Twentieth Century (1997), editors Michael J. Schiavone and Louis J. Scerri

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