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Order of Malta Australia


One year on from the fires – Conjola residents gather


On Saturday 2 January residents of Conjolo gathered to commemorate the first year anniversary of the devastating fires that impacted them on the property of Frank and Lynne Condello.

The Condellos property was destroyed by the fires. They are currently living in a caravan and a ‘pod’ (fitted out shipping container) on their property while they’re waiting to rebuild.

A number of speakers told their stories of that day one year ago. People spoke of their terror and how decisions made in the blink of an eye saved their lives. Others told stories of neighbours who made wrong decisions and paid for it with their lives.

Representatives of the local branch of the Red Cross where there too and told of their experiences at the community civic centre and member of the Order of Malta, Frank Testa, who has been leading our bushfire recovery activities, was also present.

Snacks and drinks were shared , and everyone toasted the new year.

The Order of Malta continues to provide support to those impacted by the devastating bushfires in the region.

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.