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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
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Victoria at War 1914-18 - Book Launch Tonight
The State Library of Victoria commemorates the State of Victoria's role in the First World War with this great new book from historian Dr Michael McKernan. It is being launched on Wednesday, 6th August at 6.30pm, in Queens Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne.
The book contains reference to Lemnos' role.
If you can make it along, please attend.
Background on the book is from the Victorian Centenary website:
During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the many Victorian servicemen and women overseas.
Victoria at War records the achievements of the state’s soldiers, nurses and their families, including the Whitelaws from Gippsland with six sons enlisting, ‘Bert’ Jacka (the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War) and commander Sir John Monash.
By the end of the war 19,000 Victorian service people were dead and 42,000 wounded. Bestselling historian Michael McKernan tells stories from the home front and battlefront that commemorate the generosity, devotion, sacrifice and spirit of a community pushed towards breaking point.
Victoria at War has been supported by the Victorian Government to mark the centenary of World War One and will be published by NewSouth Publishing in association with the State Library of Victoria.
Hardback, 240 pages, illustrated throughout with photographs, letters, diaries, posters and other documents from the collections of the State Library of Victoria and other national, state and local collections. RRP $59.99.
Michael McKernan is a writer, reviewer and radio commentator. He is author of The Brumbies, Drought, Gallipoli: A Short History, The Strength of a Nation and Underground Australia. He was also Deputy Director at the Australian War Memorial.
Victoria at War will be officially launched and available for purchase on 6 August 2014.
Click here for the link to the Victorian Anzac Centenary website link .