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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, 9 February 2015

Captain Albert Jacka VC Exhibition - Port Phillip Town Hall, St Kilda

Port Phillip Town Hall contains an exhibition or display dedicated to Captian Albert Jacka, Australia's first Victoria Cross winner of the First World War, and a former Mayor of St Kilda. Jacka was also present on Lemnos in 1915. The materials contain original material and documents in the collection of the City of Port Phillip.
Below are some images of the exhibition. Well worth a visit if you are in St Kilda.
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee







 

 
 





2 comments:

  1. Best wishes with your Lemnos Memorial activites. Terrific coverage of important exhibition - framed medals with citation on display belong to the Descendants of the 14th Battalion (Jacka's Mob) and are held in the historic collection at the City of Port Phillip. The tribute frame was produced by Melbourne frame-maker and medal-mounter Neville Crawford and presented at the Centenary Dinner held last October in the Town Hall.

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  2. We must be honest and fair to captain Jacka. He was nominated for a second VC and from what I have read he absolutely deserved it. But the jealous Brits could not stomach the thought of a second VC the the one colonial

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