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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

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Out Now - Lemnos Sister Evelyn Hutt's story and photos in SLV La Trobe Journal

Recently I was invited to submit an article for publication to the State Library of Victoria's bi-annual La Trobe Journal (edition No. 98, September 2016). The Journal is now available for purchase.
My article is entitled - "The Sister Evelyn Hutt World War 1 Collection - an Australian nurse at war." It recounts Evelyn's story, her war service on Lemnos and beyond and reproduces some of her beautiful and unique photographs of Lemnos.
Last year I assisted the family of Evelyn - Judith Gunnarsson and Deb Stewart (one of our Committee members) - in donating Evelyn's extensive collection to the State Library of Victoria. My article would not have been possible but for the generosity of Judith and Deb in acquainting me with Evelyn's collection and in donating for the benefit of future generations. And thanks to Committee member Arlene Bennett for introducing his all.
One of Evelyn's amazing collection of photographs taken on Lemnos in 1915. Evelyn Hutt Collection, State Library of Victoria.

My article has been published alongside a number of other articles describing and celebrating the State Library's exetensive collection of photographs, letters, diaries and other important memorabilia from the First Wordl War. The edition is entitled: "Collecting and Commemorating World War 1 and the State Library Victoria." Along with the Australian War Memorial and the State Library of NSW, the State library Victoria has one of the most extensive collections of material relating to WW1. This Journal explains the extent, depth and often unique quality of the material held at the Library.

Some of the other articles in the Journal are:
  • Bronwyn Hughes "'Y'rs affectionately, Mont': the World War 1 correspondence of William Montgomery", which includes references to Lemnos and the torpedoing of Troopship Southland off Lemnos. 
  • Lucy Bracey, "Personal records of World War 1: State Library Victoria collection highlights", includes reference to the war diary of Alfred Love and its references to Lemnos; and Chaplain Thomas Bennett's Christmas Billy tin from Lemnos.
Also of interested are Kevin Molloy's article on the collection of J.G. Roberts, re-telling an Irish aspect of the Anzac story, and John Arnold's article on the Library's honour board commemorating those Library staff who served and those who died in WW1. There are also articles relating to the Library's extensive collection of German propaganda pamphlets, the battle of Fromelles, Patsy Adam-Smith and her researching of her book The Anzacs and more! A great read and a good buy.

The Journal was published this week and is available for purchase at the Readings bookshop outlet at the State Library of Victoria. The Journal price is $30.
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Thank You 
I would like to thank Dr Kevin Molley, Manuscripts Collection Manager, and John Arnold (Jounal co-Editor) for encouraging me to submit my article for publication.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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