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Roderick Bovingdon Roderick Bovingdon i(A10859 works by) (a.k.a. Rigu Bovingdon)
Born: Established: 1942
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1959
Heritage: Maltese
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Rigu Bovingdon was born in H'Attard, Malta. He completed one year of study toward a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degreeat the University of Malta in 1981/82. In Australia he has studied at the University of New England (Philosophy and English Literature), the University of Sydney (Italian and Arabic), and the University of Malta (Maltese and Linguistics). He has been active in the promotion of Maltese culture, language and literature and initiated Maltese language classes at Smithfield Catholic School in 1969. He has been a member of the Society of Maltese Writers and served on the academic board of the Akkademja Tal-Maltiand is also known as a writer, composer and singer of Maltese songs. He has read and discussed his work in a number of arenas including SBS TV, Radio Malta, Ethnic Radio Maltese Programmes, and on Maltese television.

Most Referenced Works


  • Note on nomenclature:

    Bovingdon writes under the name 'Roderick Bovingdon', but is listed in some sources and catalogues under the name 'Rigu Bovingdon'.

  • Author writes in these languages:ENGLISH, ITALIAN, MALTESE
  • The author has also produced the following works, which are outside AustLit's scope:

    • Hsiebi Bhal Aghma: Tieqa Fuq Hsieb Dun Karm (My Thought Is Like a Blind Man: A Window into Dun Karm's Thought): A literary, language, psychological, and philosophical treatise on Dun Karm's famous epic 'Il-Jien u Lilhinn Minnu (The Self and Beyond)'.
    • The Maltese Language of Australia: Maltraljan: a lexical compilation with linguistic notations and a social, political and historical background.
    • a volume of interviews with Maltese-Australian authors.
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