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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, 31 October 2015

Lemnos Gallipoli Exhibition at Richmond Town Hall Extended - Until mid December!

Mayor Cr Philip Vlahogiannis, Cr Fristacky, Mayor Jim Grivokostopoulos, the Hon John Pandazopoulos, myself and members of the Richmond RSL. Photo Paul Soug 2015.
Thank you to all those who came along to Richmond Town Hall last night for the luanch of our Lemnos Gallkipoli Photographic Exhibition at Yarra's Richmond Town Hall.
The exhibition features 22 of the framed reproduced photographic images of Lemnos in 1915, as well as our exhibition booklet.
The exhibition was launched by City of Yarra Mayor, Cr Philip Vlahogiannis, where he highlighted the impact of WW1 on the Yarra community. I then made a short presentation explaining the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign and the story of the Lemnos photographic archive.
The event included a rolling audio-visual display, accompanied with traditional Greek music.
At the event, the Mayor announced that the photographic exhibition would remain on display until mid December. This is located in the main hall on level 1 of the Richmond Town Hall and is free and open to the public.
Around sixty people attended the event, including local govenrment representatives, some of the executuvei and members the Richmond RSL and Richmond Historical Society, as well as members of the public - including members of the local Richmond Greek community, including Sophie Arvanitou and many others. As well as Philip, Yarra Councillor Cl Jackie Fristacky and the Mayor of Manningham, Cr Jim Grivokostopoulos.
Two members of SBS Greek Program also attended, including Dina Gerolymou - thanks Dina for supporting our work.
 It was great to meet and discuss the work of the Richmond Historical Society, especially President David Langdon and Committee Member Anne Heywood. Anne has produced a boooklet on Richmond diggers and Lemnos, which she has shared with us.
It was also good to meet with Richmond RSL President Gareth Ward and Secretary Steve Bartling, who invited us to attend their Remembrance Day service to be held at 10.30am on the steps of the Richmond Town Hall and then moving inside to the exhibition hall.
And good to meet Peter Ford, son of a New Zealand Battle of Crete veteran - and a great enthusiast for promoting awareness of the Anzac link to Greece.
Thanks to all those members of our Committee who attended and helped - including the Hon John Pandazopoulos, Ange Kenos, Stan Kayalicos and John Salpigitidis.
Thanks to John Pandazopoulos and Paul Soug for their photographs and Ange for doing a sterling job selling more of our Committee badges.
And a big thank you to Barbara Higgins and the Mayor and Councillors office for all their help in putting the event and exhibition together.
For those unable to attend the exhibition and who would like a copy of our exhibition booklet, to download a copy click  here.
Photo Jim Claven 2015

I address the event. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Mayor Cr Philip Vlahogiannis opens the exhibition. Photo John Pandazopoulos 2015

Dina Gerolymou, Sophie Arvanitou and Mayor Cr Philip Vlahogiannis. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Committee members John Salpigditis and the Hon John Pandazopoulos. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015
Photo Dina Gerolymou 2015

Photo Jim Claven 2015

Photo Jim Claven 2015
Photo Jim Claven 2015

Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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