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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, 16 September 2016

You're Invited - Lemnos 1915 Presentation - Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society - Monday 26 September 2016

Historic postcard of Port Melbourne Town Hall, Bay Street, Port Melbourne.
Come along and hear my address on the role of Lemnos in 1915 to the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society.
The presentation will be made at Port Melbourne's historic Town Hall building, erected in 1882.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
It is a great honour to give this presentation to one of the key historical socieies located in the City of Port Phillip - the location of our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial.
Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 1915. AW Savage Collection. State Library of NSW
I will recount the often forgotten role that the Greek Island of Lemnos played in the Gallipoli campaign - as the forward base for the campaign, the location of soldiers' rest camps and field hospitals, where Australia's nurses served, where 148 diggers remain buried amongst the over 1,200 other Allied graves on the Island and the location for the armistice which ended the First World War in the east. And it was here that Australian soldiers and nurses experienced the culture and hospitality of their Greek hosts.
I will also identify some of the strong connections between Lemnos, Anzac and the Port Phillip area.

Details:

  • When: 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Monday 26 September 2016 
  • Where: Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society, First floor Council Chamber, Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne (enter from Spring Street South, Library entrance)
Thanks to Pat Grainger, Secretary of the PMHPS for extending the invitation ot me to make this address.
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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