|Australian nurses in tent war, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 1915. AWM|
For all those watching the great new ABC TV drama series, Anzac Girls, you'll be glad to know that they have based a lot of the story and the images shown on the actual story and photographs taken by the Anzac soldiers and nurses on Lemnos in 1915.
This page reproduces some of the images that resonate with scenes in the series.
|Australian nurses enjoying the sights, Egypt. 1915. AWM|
|Sister Alice Ross King and Captain Harry Moffat, Egypt, 1915. ABC|
|Regimental piper Archibald Monk pipes the nurses of the 3rd Australian General Hospital on to the Turks Head peninsula, Lemnos 9 August 1915. Matron Grace Wilson and Lt Col Dick in the lead. AWM|
|Tent lines, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos 1915. AWM|
|Sisters mess and kitchen, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos 1915. Albert Savage Collection and AWM|
|Sick nurses from the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos 1915. AWM|
|Nurses on donkeys, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos 1915. AWM|
|Wedding of Staff Nurse Clarise Daley and Sergeant Ernest Lawrence, Lemnos 1915. AWM|
|Anzac soldiers and nurses enjoy a coffee in the local kafenion, most likely Portianos, Lemnos, 1915. Albert Savage Collection|
|Group of medical officers and nurses of 3rd Australian General Hospital staff, Egypt. Matron Grace Wilson centre seated, 1916. AWM|
|Matron Grace Wilson does a round of the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos 1915. AWM|
|Sister Ida Mockridge and Staff Nurse Kit McNaughton (right) on Lemnos 1915. Both served with the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital on the Island. AWM|
|Staff Nurse Clarice Daley and another nurse on Lemnos, 1915. Reproduced from Katrina Heddith, Lemnos 1915.|
|Sister Evelyn Davies enjoys a donkey ride on Lemnos, 1915. AWM|
The ABC has also established a web story, backgrounding the history of the Australian nurses in WW1, including on Lemnos, to read it click here.
It's great to see Lemnos has finally been recognised in this major drama series. We hope it will spur greater interest in Lemnos' role in Australia's Anzac legend and support for fitting commemorations of this in Australia, Lemnos and Greece.
Thank you to the ABC for making this wonderful drama series.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee