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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, 18 January 2017

You're Invited - St Kilda Cemetery Anzac Walk

Keith Payne VC addresses last weekends commemorative service for Captain Albert Jacka VC MC and Bar at St Kilda Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2017
The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery have advised me that they hold an annual Anzac Day Walk at the St Kilda Cemetery. This Walk takes you to some of graves of the Anzac's buried in the Cemetery. These include Captain Albert Jacka, VC, MC and Bar as well as the combined grave of Clarice and Ernest Lawrence, who both served on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign.
The Walk will commence at 2pm, Sunday 23 April at the Cemetery.
Cost $10; members free. Bookings: email; tel: 9531 6832
All our tours leave from the main entrance to the cemetery in Dandenong Road. You are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear as we go all weathers, rain, hail or shine.
A copy of the flyer for the Walk and booking details can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.This would be a good event for all of those interested in Port Phillip's link to Anzac, including the Lemnos link.

The assembled pay their respects at the grave of Clarice and Ernest Lawrence, including Christina Chapman (first from left), Glenn Chapman (second from left), Hugh Dolan (third from left), Cr Dick Gross (fourth from left rear), the Hon Michael Danby (fifth from left front), Richard Hall (sixth from left), Lee Tarlamis (seventh from left), Jan Armstrong (eight from left), Mr John Salpigitis (ninth from left) and Historian Jim Claven (at right). Photo Jim Claven 2017
The Committee recently visited the grave of Clarice and Ernest Lawrence, laying wreaths and paying our respects along with members of the Lawrence family (see picture above).
The Committee is seeking better recognition of the grave by the Southern Metropolitan Cemetery Trust, the organization responsible for the St Kilda Cemetery. Watch this space.Friends of St Kilda Cemetery
The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery was incorporated as an association in 1999 with the aim: To promote the conservation and appreciation of the St Kilda Cemetery as a place of remembrance, of historic importance and of natural beauty.
St Kilda Cemetery was established in 1855. It was one of the principal burial places south of the Yarra River during the nineteenth century and its heritage values have been recognised by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
The cemetery contains many famous and notable Australians. Notable interments include:
  • Alfred Deakin – politician and Prime Minister
  • Alfred Felton – businessman, philanthropist and arts benefactor
  • Matron Mary Finlay – World War 1 nurse in charge of army hospitals in Egypt and France
  • Captain Albert Jacka – World War 1 Victoria Cross winner
  • Christina MacPherson – provided the music for Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda
  • Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller – botanist and director of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Fever victims from the 1840 emigrant ship the Glen Huntly
For more details on the Friends of St Kilda Cemetery click here
If you are interested in joining the Friends of St Kilda Library the annual membership is $15.
A copy of their current newsletter can be downloaded by clicking here.
Thanks to Elizabeth Hore, Vice-President, Friends of St Kilda Cemetery, for this information.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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