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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

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience in Melbourne - until 23rd February 2016

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The Australian Government and the Australian War Memorial, supported by the Commonwealth Bank and Telstra are proud to be bringing the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience to communities across Australia.
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is a travelling exhibition that tells the story of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, and the ensuing Century of Service of Australia's armed forces in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience follows a chronological timeline spanning from pre-war Australia to the present day, using a mix of arresting visuals, artefacts, audio and film to engage visitors.
A key feature of the experience will be the curated ‘local stories’ zone that will be part of the exhibition. These zones will be created in close collaboration with local communities and will contribute to the legacy for each region. 
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The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is the flagship community event of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary national programme.
Where and When
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 9am-6pm
8 Feb - 23 Feb 2016
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006
Free Entry and Pre-Booking
Entry to the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience is free. To ensure visitors can enjoy the experience, a pre-booked ticketing system will be used. Travelling through the experience will take most visitors between 45-60 minutes. School and group bookings are encouraged and can be easily arranged by visiting
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Community Involvement
While the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience explores Australia’s involvement in the First World War and a Century of Service, local engagement activities will provide an opportunity for regional centres to recognise and take pride in their region and town’s contribution to Australia’s national wartime story. Central to the travelling exhibition’s themes of commemoration, education and local community engagement, is the development of a community display at each of the regional sites. Using a modular display system, communities will be able to curate their own bespoke display that will be co-located with the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience. Using artefacts, photographs and memorabilia drawn from local historical societies, libraries and private collections, staff from the Australian War Memorial will assist community representatives to produce a display that is a tribute to the local men and women who fought and died for Australia and her allies.
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More information
More information about the exhibition is available at the official website: From 25 March 2015, visitors to the website will be able to: - Register interest for further information about the tour as it is released, and - Watch a video about the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience Tickets are free but bookings will be essential. The booking and ticketing facility will be available on the website in coming months. Register your details to receive more information.
Photo Christina Despoteris 2016
Thanks to Ange Kenos and Christina Despoteris who have both visited the exhibition (and Ange is a volunteer at the exhbition too). This information has been sourced from the Australian War Memorial and the Spirit of Anzac website.
Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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