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The Gozo Observer published

The front cover of the publication.The front cover of the publication.

The University of Malta’s Gozo campus recently published the 36th edition of The Gozo Observer.

In an article entitled ‘Women: pregnancy and childbirth in Gozo 1867-1914’, Sandra Portelli focuses on the role of Gozitan women, the trials and tribulations, procedures and superstitions relating to pregnancy and child­­birth during these times.

Godwin Vella concludes his three-part article entitled ‘A description of Gozo at the turn of the 18th century’, with Caxaro’s 1704 description of Gozo.

‘Ġorġ Gauci: The talented craftsman and carpenter from Gozo’, written by Fr Geoffrey Attard, recounts the life of the talented Ġorġ Gauci and his many contributions towards the embellishment of St George’s Basilica in Victoria.

In his article ‘The Civil Defence in Detroit (Mi.) USA and Gozitan William Pace’, Dr Joe Zammit Ciantar writes about a Gozitan emigrant who left his place of birth to seek his fortune in the then booming car manufacturing industry in Detroit, Michigan.

In the article ‘Wrapping up a zealous life – The discovery of an 18th century parish priest’s will’, Daniel Meilak describes the tireless work of former Nadur parish priest Don Giovanni Andrea Falson.

He gives details about this prudent pastor and how he generously dispensed of his possessions for the benefit of his parishioners and other deserving people.

The edition also contains a review by Fr Geoffrey George Attard of Fr Peter Paul Cachia’s recent publication Spirituality, Devotions and Traditions of the Augustinian Friars in Gozo.

The Gozo Observer can be viewed at the website below. To receive printed copies, call the University’s Gozo campus, Xewkija, on 2156 4559 or 2340 7900.

www.um.edu.mt/ugc/publications

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