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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Friday, 23 August 2013

Lemnos Anzac Conference 2013 - Western Australian Vima Article

Dr John Yiannakis addresses the Conference at Portianou. Photograph Jim Claven 2013.
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis, one of the participants in our Conference on Lemnos, has written an article on the Conference for the local Western Australian Greek Community newsletter and the Archdiocesian paper Vima. Angela is an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia and the Principal at Immaculate Heart College, Western Australia

One of Angela's significant contributions to the Conference was in stressing the importance of involving Australian and Lemnian school communities in furthering awareness of Lemnos' link to Anzac and Gallipoli, and possibly providing forums for them to connect and share perspectives on-line.

Thanks to Angela for her active participation in the Conference and her publicizing of the inaugural Conference in Western Australia.Well done.

Inaugural Lemnos Anzac Conference 2013 Article

Writing about Anzac - Shrine Talk by David Cameron

David Cameron's latest book, published by Penguin, 2012.
Another talk at the Shrine of interest to those concerned about Lemnos and the Anzac link is the forthcoming talk by author David Cameron.
David has written extensively about Gallipoli and the Anzacs.
The talk will be held at 6pm, Thursday, 10th October 2013. The link below has all the details about the talk.

Writing about Anzac - David Cameron Talk

The Nurses of Lemnos 1915 - Shrine Talk

Australian Nurses in 1915, Image, Hamilton History Centre.
All members and supporters should try to attend this forthcoming talk by Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee members, Katrine Hedditch, at the Shrine in Melbourne.
The talk will be held at 12.30pm, Thursday 12th September. The talk is free but it is advisable to make a booking.
Come along and support Katrina, the author of Lemnos 1915 - A Nursing Odyssey to Gallipoli. The link below has more details of the talk:
Thursday 12 September, 12.30pm start. Light refreshments served following talk. - See more at:

Australian Nurses of 1915 - Katrina Hedditch Talk

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Anzac Remembered Project - Monash University

Monash University is leading a major commemorative project under the title of Anzac Remembered. It is a great Anzac resource, including its archive of individual stories. The weblink which describes the project is below:
Monash University - Anzac Remembered Website

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

New Commmemorative Statue Unvieled

Ted Kenna, VC, Statue, Hamilton Vic. Geelong Advertiser image
Peter Corlett, OAM, recently completed his commemorative statue of Ted Kenna, VC.

Private Ted Kenna, from Hamilton in Victoria, was serving with the 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion in the Pacific Theater in World War Two, when he was awarded his Victoria Cross. He won the award for his courage and bravery in the successful attack on an enemy bunker on 15th May 1945.

The official citation for the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Ted Kenna' can be found at the link below:
London Gazette 6th September 1945

The Ted Kenna Project raised funds for the project from various sources, including a Victorian Government $25,000 contribution tthrough a Veterans Council Grants Program veterans' fund.

A story from the Geelong Advertiser on the unveiling of the statue is at this link:
Geelong Advertiser - Ted Kenna Statue - A Hero Stands Easy

Peter is internationally renowned having completed many commemorative sculptures both in Australia and overseas, including the "Cobbers" statue at Fromelles in France.  He is also working with our Committee to develop a fitting commemorative statue commemorating the Anzac connection to Lemnos.

Well done Peter.

For more information on Peter, go to his website - Peter Corlett

Commemorative fundraising plaque, Ted Kenna Project, Hamilton. Hamilton Rotary Club image

Australian Officials in Greece for Anzac day - Media Report

Australian funeral on Lemnos, 1915. AWM image

OPA Magazine recently reported on the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee's recent Anzac Tour in April-May this year. Below is a link to the article.

Australian Officials in Greece for Anzac Day - OPA Magazine article

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Researching New Zealand Anzacs

New Zealand Private Dick Henderson at Gallipoli, 1915
There is a great research resource for finding out information regarding New Zealand war dead, including for those who died on the Gallipoli campaign and are buried on Lemnos. The link below takes you to the relevant webpage.
NZ War Graves Project

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Shrine of Remembrance Talk - Anzac Journey's

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Phaleron, Athens
Monash University's Professor Bruce Scates, along with other Monash University researchers, will talk about the new wave of commemorative tourism by Australians visiting the Anzac sites overseas, including Greece. He will be launching his new book - Anzac Journey's - at this talk. Details about the book can be found at the following link: Bruce Scates' Anzac Journey's

You are encouraged to attend, please make sure you book. Following the link below for more information.

Anzac Journey's Shrine Talk Thursday 26th September 2013