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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

Monday, 27 February 2017

You are invited - Anzac Lemnos Memorial to be unveiled in Sydney on 4th March 2017

Nurses arriving on Lemnos, August 1915. Photo AW Savage, State Library of NSW
A memorial to Lemnos' role in the Gallipoli campaign will be unveiled in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah on 4th March. This will join with our Memorial in Albert Park as fitting permanent reminders of Lemnos and its role in Anzac.
Lee Tarlamis, our President, on behalf of our Committee congratulates Kogarah Council, the Lemnos 1915 committee in Sydney and all involved in bringing this project to reality. We know how much dedication and work this would have required.
If you can make it to Sydney for the unveiling you will be welcome.
The following event information has been provided by Nick Andriotakis BE (Hons),
Secretary, Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete & The Greek Campaign. Thank you Nick.
We look forward to seeing this new memorial commemorating Greece's connection to Australia's Anzac tradition.

"One of the foundation stones of the Greek Australian relationship is the island of Lemnos. This is where the Australian Nurses tended to the wounded Gallipoli Anzacs and alas some 250 of them did not make it and are buried on Lemnos .
Georges River Council is inviting the community to attend the unveiling of an ANZAC commemorative statue and plaque in Kogarah Town Square on Saturday 4 March 2017. This statue seeks to honour the incredible courage, bravery and sacrifice of ANZAC soldiers and Australian nurses during the battle for Gallipoli. The memorial also acknowledges the vital role the people of Greece, particularly those from the Greek island of Lemnos who supported the Anzacs .
The memorial’s placement within the Kogarah Town Square, is fittingly placed in direct sight of the Greek Orthodox Church and adjacent to the St George Hospital.
The work was created by Georges River Council’s first Artist in Residence, sculptor Takis Kozokos, and the council invites the community to witness the unveiling.
Design and construction of the statue was made possible thanks to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.
Please consider taking your families to this important event . I look forward to see you on the day .
When: 10.30am – 11.30am, Saturday 4 March 2017
Where: Kogarah Town Square, Derby Street, Kogarah NSW 2217
For more information phone Council on 9330 6400."

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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