Biography of Paul Buttigieg
Paul Buttigieg is the son of a Maltese migrant who was sent to Australia as a young child to escape the ravages of the 2nd World war in Europe. He grew up in Adelaide and was educated at schools in the Gilles Plains and Windsor Gardens district.
Due to family difficulties he was placed in a boy’s home and removed from his parents and family growing up with other less fortunate children, many being aboriginal, most of who came from broken homes also.
A well educated person Paul started writing poetry at the age of about 11 years but unfortunately much of his writings from his earlier years have been lost.
Paul Buttigieg has always been very passionate about the plight of the Australian Aborigines and writes aboriginal poems in an attempt to heighten awareness. He also writes passionately about other topics and is a published poet worldwide.
Paul’s poetry is used in school studies all over the world and is made freely available as long as it is for study only.
Paul Buttigieg's Works:
Please refer to website
- Sad Men Black men Dead Men
- White Attack
- Black Prejudice
- A Walk In The Forest
- Aboriginal Fringe Dweller
- Mr Cook Come Back (Again)
- Why I Write
- Kalgoorlie Aboriginal
- Haunted By Thee
- Arnold My Frog
- If Tomorrow I Die
- The Most Beautiful Girl in My World (For...
- My Last Wish
- My Love For Thee
The Black and Thee
Your white drugs are not healing
What you gave us
White disease alcohol and bitumen
Concrete has no remedy whilst your gaols hold our kids
You came you conquered you stole
Our land our spirit our freedom
Our hunting grounds are gone now