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Guest Speaker Meeting

Vonnie Young Auditorium, Lionel Bowen Library Level 1, Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Speaker: Councillor Danny Said
Topic: "I am, a Said: Danny Said's family journey"

In this special talk for Family History Month in August, former Mayor and Randwick Councillor Danny Said will speak about his ancestry and tell how his Maltese family made their wealth in Egypt by supplying fresh water to ships in the Nile, how the company was nationalised in the 1950s and the family was thrown out of Egypt for as Maltese, they were British Subject.

Virtually the majority of the population of their town, Port Said, spoke a number of languages and being forced to emigrate many made the move to Australia and to three streets in Matraville. Danny will also tell tales of growing up in Matraville and his life beyond that time.