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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

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Dr John Yiannakis in Melbourne

Dr John Yiannakis at the Foote Street Albert Park proposed site of our new Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial. Albert Park Secondary College on the left.
Recently the Committee was honoured to be visited by Dr John Yiannakis. Dr Yiannakis is a WA academic and member of the Committee. He has made numerous presentations on the link between Lemnos and Gallipoli, including at our recent Anzac Conference on Lemnos in July 2013.
While in Melbourne, Dr Yiannakis was able to have a meeting with our President, Lee Tarlamis, MP, myself as Secretary and the Hon John Pandazopoulos MP. He was able to inform us of developments concerning the new proposed Anzac Interpretive Centre at Albany in Western Australia. He has held discussions with the museum director, emphasising the need to include the Lemnos story in the proposed museum displays. Information on the proposed Albany Centenary events are contained are the following link.
He has also been working on an article on Lemnos and Gallipoli proposed to be published next year.
While in Melbourne, I took Dr Yiannakis on a tour of the proposed site for our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial at Foote Street Albert Park.
Jim Claven
Secretary Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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