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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, 8 March 2017

New Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial Unveiled in Sydney - Congratulations from all of us in Melbourne!

The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial, Sydney. Photos by Arthur Vergopoulos
For all of those who are not able to access the Lemnos 1915 Facebook page, below is reproduced the story and photographs taken of the recent unveiling of the new Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial on 4th March at Kogarah in Sydney.
Congratulations to all involved in erected this wonderful new statue. We know how much work must have gone into creating this lasting memorial.
With our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Melbourne, we hope that these will help to build awareness of the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign for generations to come.
I am sure that when we visit Sydney in the future, all on our Committee will pay your new memorial a visit. Well done.If anyone would like information on our memorial in Melbourne's Albert Park, please click here for the story of our unveiling in 2015 and photographs from the event. We hold an annual service at the Memorial on the first Saturday following the 8th August, the date of the arrival of the Australian nurses on Lemnos in 1915. To read about last years service, please click here.
Again on behalf of all at our Committee in Melbourne, congratulations on a job well done.

Lee Tarlamis
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

Reproduced from Lemnos 1915 - "Unveiling sculpture ceremony of Anzac Nurse and Soldier:
A great morning at the unveiling ceremony of the Anzac Nurse and Soldier commemorative statue. This marks 102 years since the 3rd AIF disembarked on the Greek Island of Lemnos in preparation for the Gallipoli campaign. The work was created by Georges River Council’s first Artist in Residence, Athenian sculptor Takis Kozokos. Photos by Arthur Vergopoulos"

Reproduced from SBS:
"Μνημείο για τους ANZACs και την Λήμνο στην κεντρική πλατεία Kogarah
Μνημείο που καταδεικνύει τον σημαντικό ρόλο της Λήμνου στην εκστρατεία των ANZACs στην Καλλίπολη το 1915 κοσμεί εδώ και λίγες ώρες την κεντρική πλατεία του Kogarah, New South Wales, στα νότια προάστεια του Σύδνεϋ. Είναι έργο του Έλληνα καλλιτέχνη Τάκη Κοζόκου και δείχνει μία Αυστραλή νοσοκόμα να φροντίζει Αυστραλό τραυματισμένο στρατιώτη. Τα αποκαλυπτήρια έγιναν σήμερα το πρωί παρουσία: αξιαματούχων του Δήμου Georges River Council, αξιωματικού των Αυστραλιανών Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων, των ελληνικών προξενικών αρχών, ιερέων της Ελληνορθόδοξης Αρχιεπισκοπής, βουλευτών από την πολιτειακή κυβέρνηση και αντιπολίτευση, ομογενειακών παραγόντων και συμπαροίκων."

Photos from the unveiling by Arthur Vergopoulos below

Dr Stavros Kyrimis, Consulate General of Greece, Sydney
Photos by Liz Kaydos below

Photos by SBS below
Rosemary Dwyer, a descendant of Matron Grace Wilson, with Liz Kaydos of Lemnos 1915

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