Gioconda S. Schembri née Mifsud was born in Malta. After graduating as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta, she joined the public service and served for three years at the Malta High Commission in Canberra as First Secretary, as well as Acting High Commissioner for several months. Gioconda migrated to Australia in 2002, where she has worked with the Maltese Community Council of Victoria, the Australian public service, the Consulate of Malta, and as a freelance translator of the Maltese language. Her interests are varied and include history, theatre, music, literature, international politics, travel, and crafts. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, Darren, and son, Thomas.
Where to find Gioconda Schembri online
Three Anzacs from Malta: a true story of friendship, love and loss
by Gioconda Schembri
This book follows the journey of three young Maltese men, Charles, Waldemar and Anthony, from their Mediterranean island all the way to Australia, the trenches of Gallipoli, France and the fields of Flanders against the backdrop of the raging First World War, as they are thrust in one of the deadliest conflicts humankind had ever seen, which would destroy a whole generation of youth.
Gioconda Schembri's tag cloud