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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

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lemnos Gallipoli Photographic Exhibition - 12th to 22nd October - Nurses Memorial Centre Melbourne

Come and see our Lemnos Gallipoli Photographic Exhibition, hosted by the Nurses Memorial Centre,Suite 11, 431 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
This exhibition is titled "Lemnos & The Anzacs 1915 - A Story in Pictures" - and showcases forty of the most important images from the photographic record of Lemnos' role in Australian's Anzac story.
This photographic archive is located in collections across the globe, including many in Australia’s war memorials and state libraries and private collections. It consists of literally thousands of images – detailing the experience of the Anzacs and the Allies on this vital Island in Aegean. Historian and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Mr. Jim Claven, has selected these images based on his extensive research of the Lemnos link to Anzac and placed in historical context in the exhibition’s accompanying booklet.
Those selected have been sourced from various collections in both Australian and overseas and feature the photographs taken by the Anzac's themselves as well as by other famous Allied official photographers. Amongst others, it features the work of AW Savage, an Australian soldier with the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Philip Schuler, one of Australia’s war correspondents at Gallipoli and Ernest Brookes, the British official war photographer.
Example of a Eastman Kodak camera used by diggers - this one by Bendigo digger Percy Carne.
All images are in the highest resolution and beautifully framed.This is an important exhibition for all interest in gaining a deeper and little known understanding of Australia’s Centenary of Anzac and its Hellenic links.
The exhibition will be on display during the opening hours of the Centre; Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm.
Contact the Centre for further information: +61 3 9866 3756
 
Jim Claven
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee
 

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