|Anzac Honour Certificate issued by the City of South Melbourne. Source: Museum of Victoria|
Mrs A Mott led a small band of enthusiastic volunteers set up a fundraising stall and wheel for the Appeal in South Melbourne in late February.
The stall was stocked with goods donated by local residents.
|Engraving of the then Emerald Hill Town Hall|
The day was such a success that Mrs Mott and her volunteers immediately planned to continue their effort, this time for the sale of Anzac Day token. Planning for the fundraising events was undertaken at South Melbourne Library.
|South Melbourne Library, 1940's. Source: City of Port Phillip|
Following the Italian invasion of Greece, major fundraising efforts were organized across Australia, supported by the Australian government, to assist Greek war victims. Special fundraising days were organized which became known as Greek Days. Special buttons and badges were produced - Greek Day badges - and flags combining the British and Greek flag. These were sold throughout Australia as fundraisers. This is the first of many posts commemorating Australia's Greek Days.
Lest we forget.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee