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Malta Comes to Gippsland

Malta Comes to Gippsland

Australia's first ever Maltese Museum, and a Maltese festival in Morwell.

A mix of Maltese tradition and festival fun will be enjoyed by thousands in Morwell this weekend.

Tonight sees the opening of The Latrobe Valley Maltese Museum and Exhibition Centre on Henry Street, Australia's first, and only, Maltese Museum.

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Volunteers have spent countless hours transforming the dilapidated former Morwell Pigeon Club building into a showcase of Maltese memorabilia, with the highly-anticipated museum set to open its doors to the public on Sunday, February 23 from 12-4pm.

And on Saturday, the biennial Latrobe Valley Maltese Festa is happening at Kernot Hall from 10am - 4pm.

More than 8,000 people flocked to the Latrobe Valley for the inaugral event in 2018 to indulge in traditional Maltese food, drink and entertainment.

This year’s entertainment will include the Latrobe Valley’s own Destiny Band Oz, and Sydney’s Mark Andrew Tabone in his popular Elvis tribute show.

Maltese Own Band Philharmonic Society will march and perform a sit-down concert, while the Morwell Racing Pigeon Club will conduct a pigeon release.

There will also be rides for children, and lovingly restored replica traditional Maltese boat will also once again be on display, as well as street cars, a restored Thames truck and a Knights of Malta-themed Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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