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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, 26 May 2014

Australian nurses on Lemnos - with Lemnian donkeys and their owner!

Look at this wonderful photograph taken in 1915 of Australian nurses enjoying a donkey ride on Lemnos!
These are nurses from the 3rd Australian General Hospital.
Knowing as we do the traumas faced by these young nurses, and the ever present guns of war on the Gallipoli peninsula nearby - isn't it lovely to think that they - and some of the recuperating soldiers - were able to enjoy some relaxation on Lemnos.
And its just more evidence of the interaction between these young Australians and the Lemnian Islanders all those years ago.
The Australian war Memorial archive is full of these gems - lets make sure more people are aware of this great archive demonstrating Lemnos' role in the ensuring link between Greece and Australia goes.

Thanks to Faye Threlfall for finding this photograph.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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