Anthony Agius

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Anthony L Agius (1931 – 2008) was a community worker in New South Wales, Australia.

Early life

Tony led a very full and successful life in Malta before migrating to Australia in 1985. Born in Sliema, he began work as an apprentice in the Maltese Dockyards, was a Sergeant in the Armed Services, then became a contract electrician and plumber who eventually employed about 120 workers. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce and industrial associations in Malta. He played football with Gżira United and was president of the Ta’ Ġiorni Wolves and St Julian’s (Balluta) Water Polo Club. Tony and his wife Lina, migrated to Australia to help their daughter, Marie Louise Muscat, with her first child. They liked Australia so much that they decided to migrate in October 1985.

Community Work

Tony’s major achievements in Australia involve his work with the church. He designed the new Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Varroville, NSW which was built under his supervision, and he also handcrafted the main altar. He also designed the Josephite Sisters Chapel in Lakemba, followed by the convent and church at Warrawong in whose parish he was actively involved for many years.

Awards and Recognitions

In April 2008, Maltese Welfare Inc (NSW) awarded Tony the Quiet Achiever Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the religious community.

Tony died in 2008 and is survived by his wife Lina, three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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