Contributors: Steven Ashley, Carmel Attard, George Azzopardi, Joseph Bezzina, Giovanni Bonello, John J. Borg, Anton Bugeja, Daniel Cilia, David Dandria, Michela D’Angelo, Mark-Anthony Falzon, Albert Ganado, Michael Gatt, Mario Gauci, Edwin Lanfranco, Caroline Malone, Michael Refalo, Simon Stoddart, Joe Sultana, Sharon Sultana, David Trump, Theresa Vella.
Joseph Attard Tabone FSA, a historian from Xagħra, is known for discovering a number of Archaeological sites, including the rediscovery of the iconic Brocktorff Circle. He was always at the forefront of safeguarding heritage sites. In 1961 he founded the Xagħra Cultural Centre, and in 1962 he co-founded the Malta Ornithological Society, now BirdLife Malta. The essays in this publication treat a diversity of interesting historical and environmental topics, and were specifically written in honour of his 80th birthday. In his essay Judge Emeritus Giovanni Bonello rightly asserts that “the name of Joseph Attard Tabone links naturally with several cultural achievements.”
Tabula Gratulatoria: The book will feature a Tabula Gratulatoria; a list of friends and acquaintances who would like to send their best wishes to Joseph Attard Tabone. This will be in the form of NAME (person or institution) and TOWN/CITY.