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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, 2 June 2015

Shrine Lecture - The Real Anzac Girls - 18th June 2013




Committee Members and supporters are encouraged to attend the following lecture concerning the Australian nurses who served on Lemnos to be held at Melbourne Shrine of Remember on 18th June. From photos, emotive diaries and letters, Susanna de Vries AO relates the previously concealed story of the bungled evacuation of the wounded from Gallipoli. Heroic nurses and medical staff saved thousands of lives on the only Australian hospital ship taking wounded ANZACs to Egypt. Once these hospitals overflowed the wounded were sent to the ‘hospital from hell’ on Lemnos. 
After the talk those interested are invited to join Susanna in laying a wreath at the Ex-Servicewomen’s Garden and Memorial Cairn.

From photos, emotive diaries and letters, Susanna de Vries AO relates the previously concealed story of the bungled evacuation of the wounded from Gallipoli. Heroic nurses and medical staff saved thousands of lives on the only Australian hospital ship taking wounded ANZACs to Egypt. Once these hospitals overflowed the wounded were sent to the ‘hospital from hell’ on Lemnos. After the talk those interested are invited to join Susanna in laying a wreath at the Ex-Servicewomen’s Garden and Memorial Cairn. - See more at: http://www.shrine.org.au/Visit-the-Shrine/Talks-and-Events/The-Real-ANZAC-Girls#sthash.RP4uZko3.dpuf
From photos, emotive diaries and letters, Susanna de Vries AO relates the previously concealed story of the bungled evacuation of the wounded from Gallipoli. Heroic nurses and medical staff saved thousands of lives on the only Australian hospital ship taking wounded ANZACs to Egypt. Once these hospitals overflowed the wounded were sent to the ‘hospital from hell’ on Lemnos. After the talk those interested are invited to join Susanna in laying a wreath at the Ex-Servicewomen’s Garden and Memorial Cairn. - See more at: http://www.shrine.org.au/Visit-the-Shrine/Talks-and-Events/The-Real-ANZAC-Girls#sthash.RP4uZko3.dpuf


Presenter: Susanna de Vries AO
Date: Thursday, 18 June, 12.30pm start
Location: Auditorium, Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: FREE, gold coin donation welcome

For more information on this lecture, click here.

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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