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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, 19 December 2016
Wishing You All a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
This year has seen as continue our work to promote awareness of the role of Lemnos in the Anzac story and the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.
It has again been a pleasure to work with our supporters in both Australia and in Greece and indeed across the world.
Most importantly, this year saw our first annual commemorative service held at our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Melbourne's Albert Park. This was a very moving occasion, bringing together our Committee with representatives of Melbourne's Hellenic community, as well as RSL and government representatives. As with the unveiling of the Memorial in 2015, the event was well attended. We thank all who made this event the success it was and look forward to our next event in 2017.
We also assisted the recent work on Lemnos itself to formally identify the various commemorative sites across the Island. We hope that this work will be an important step in the erection of appropriate commemorative memorials at these locations in coming years.
Last year saw the welcome erection of memorial to the 3rd Australian General Hospital on the Turks Head Peninsula.
Next year will see the publication of our major commemorative publication on Lemnos and the Anzacs.
The success of our Memorial has brought us support from many of Melbourne's Hellenic community and we have worked to asssist other groups to achieve complementary aims - such as the erection of a memorial to Major George Devine Treloar in Ballarat and assisting in the commemoration of the Battle of Crete and Greece.
We also look forward to promoting attendance at the forthcoming Anzac commemorations on Lemnos scheduled to be held across 19th-21st April 2017.
Again, thank you all and wishing you a happy festive season and a well earned rest.
We look forward to working with you all again next year.
Lee Tarlamis, President
Jim Claven, Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee