1815-1848 History of Italy 1887-1914

Malta 1848-1887

In 1849 Malta was given a CONSTITUTION according to which the COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT was to be composed of appointed (10) and elected (8) members.
The first, horse-pulled OMNIBUS began to operate in 1856, the first railway in 1883. The opening of the SUEZ CANAL in 1869 increased the importance of Malta as a stopover en route to India and the Far East. In 1860 the British Postal Service issued the first POSTAGE STAMPS for Malta.

Colonialism vs Our Rights: 1815 - 1886, from Malta through the Ages
Article Malta, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1910 edition
DOCUMENTS List of Governors etc., from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : Malta, from Population Statistics, Univ. Utrecht
Catalogue of Maltese Stamps, from Stamps Catalogue by Evert Klaseboer

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First posted on April 26th 2002, last revised on November 10th 2004

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