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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, 17 December 2015

Hellenic Ambassador to Australia visits our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial

Last Saturday  our President, Lee Tarlamis, accommpanied the the Ambassador for Greece in Australia Mr Haris Dafaranos, on a visit to our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park.He was accompanied by our Vice President Christina Despoteris.
This was the first opportunity the Ambassador has had to visit this new Memorial and he was extremely impressed.  Lee said it was an honour to show His Excellency the Memorial, explaining the journey we have all been on, how the memorial was created by our sculptor Peter Corlett OAM and the beautiful unveiling event we held on the centenary of the arrival of the Australian nurses on Lemnos in 1915.

His Excellency expressed his appreciation at our achievement and the lasting legacy that we have created symbolized in this memorial to the Hellenic link to Anzac.

The President of the Thessaloniki Association 'The White Tower' Paul Mavroudis also visited the memorial. The Thessaloniki Association have been long supporters of our Committee, including hosting the launch of our photographic exhibition earlier this year. It was Paul's first visit to the memorial and he said that the memorial reinforced the enduring links between Australia and Greece.
If you haven't been to see it yet make sure you visit Foote Street Reserve, Albert Park. You won't be disappointed.
To read the Neos Kosmos report on his visit (in the Greek language), click here.
To read the Ta Nea report on his visit (in the Greek language), click here.
Thanks to Neos Kosmos and Ta Nea for covering the Ambassador's visit. 

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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